Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Mansoureh Ettehadieh -- Najm al-Saltanah

A collection of letters, financial and legal documents, a map, and other writings related to the correspondence between Najm al-Saltanah (1270-1350 AH) and her brother ‘Abd al-Husayn Mirza Farmanfarma, which were found among the Farmanfarma family papers in Tehran. The recipients of some of these letters are not identified and many are not dated, but some of these letters were in envelopes that were sealed and dated.

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Collection Details

  • Acquisition Notes

    This collection was made available to Women’s Worlds in Qajar Iran by Mansoureh Ettehadieh (Nezam-Mafi) in 2010 and 2013.

  • History

    For further information on Najm al-Saltanah, her brother ‘Abd al-Husayn Mirza Farmanfarma, other family members and women of the era as well as the text of the endowment of Najmiyah Hospital (pp. 193-199) and some photographs related to the life of Najm al-Saltanah, see: Ettehadieh, Mansoureh. Zanani kih zir-i maqna‘ah kulahdari nimudahand [Women who acted as leaders under their veils] (Tehran: nashir-i tarikh-i Iran, 1388 SH [2009 or 10]) Some of the letters in this collection were published in this book.

  • Dates 1890-1914
  • Last Edited 9 July 2021
  • Record Number 1021A