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Cairo Genizah : Letter; legal document

Solomon b. Elijah

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Recto: letter from Solomon b. Elijah to his paternal aunt Umm Daʾūd, asking for her daughter Sitt al-Yumn in marriage and enquiring about the dowry. Dated Tammuz 1530 of the Seleucid Era (= 1219 CE). In the margin of verso and recto are drafts of a release form in the hand of Solomon b. Elijah, with regards to the claims between two sisters and Ṯanā, the mother the late Manṣūr concerning the inheritance of the late Ibn Abū l-Majd the dyer Ibn al-Nāʾila. Abū l-Maḥāsin guarantees his mother ʿIbād’s release for her sister Ḥasab and Ṯanā bint Sayyid al-Ahl. </p>

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