A collection of letters, financial and legal documents, a map, and other writings related to Najm al-Saltanah (1270-1350 AH), including correspondence with her brother ‘Abd al-Husayn Mirza Farmanfarma when he was in Iraq in 1317 AH (1899-1900), which were found in the Farmanfarma family papers in Tehran. The recipients of some of these letters are not identified and some of them are not dated, but some of these letters were in envelopes that were sealed and dated. There is also a photograph of Najm al-Saltanah and ‘Abd al-Husayn Mirza Farmanfarma, which belongs to the Hafiz Farmayan collection.
This collection was made available to Women’s Worlds in Qajar Iran by Mansoureh Ettehadieh (Nezam-Mafi) in 2010.
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 26 March 2013
- Accession Number 1021A