Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Compilation of letters and prayers

Compilation of letters and prayers

Several pieces of correspondence, some in Arabic, some in Persian, one addressed to “6” and one to “53.” Three have dates: the first letter is addressed to “Mu‘azzamah ‘Izz” [probably his sister ‘Izziyah Khanum], dated 20 May 1883 [13 Rajab 1300], not in Subh-i Azal’s handwriting; possibly a different person has copied all these letters, since the entire set has one kind of handwriting and one color of ink (except for the seventh letter) and is organized as a booklet. The second piece seems to be a prayer. The third is addressed to “53.” The fourth is possibly a prayer, but starts by saying “to be seen by his highness Shaykh.” The fifth is possibly another prayer. The sixth is dated 1 June 1883 (25 Rajab 1300) and the seventh is another letter, dated 16 July 1883 (11 Siam 1300).

Item Details

  • Date mid/late 19th century
  • Dimensions 14.5x10 cm
  • Collections Qamar Taj Dawlatabadi
  • Repository Qamartaj Dolatabadi Papers
  • Restrictions No Restrictions.
  • Accessed 7 August 2012
  • Last Edited 2 May 2016
  • Record no. 1141A8
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