Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Quds al-Dawlah's financial documents

Quds al-Dawlah's financial documents

The financial documents of Hafiyyah Khanum (Quds al-Dawlah), wife of Mirza Nasr Allah Khan Mushir al-Dawlah: Quds al-Dawlah’s lists of her possessions, including jewelries, invoices and checks, one of them dated 1905 or 1906; Quds al-Dawlah’s accounting documents (1907-1909), one of them mentions Mu’taman al-Mulk’s seal on a check (he was Quds al-Dawlah’s son); checks from the Jamshidiyan firm in Tehran addressed to Quds al-Dawlah and some handwritten notes regarding her debt to the firm (1908-1910); a Russian check (1909); a letter and envelope from Jamshidiyan firm regarding Quds al-Dawlah’s trip to Qum and order of payment to her if necessary (October 19, 1909); receipts from Tumaniyans Brothers firms in Tehran (1909-1910); Quds al-Dawlah’s invoices on Jamshidiyan’s letterhead (1909-1910); Quds al-Dawlah’s note regarding a money she is leaving for her brother, ‘Abd al-Husayn, and an envelope with a note by Hasan Mushir al-Dawlah (Quds al-Dawlah’s son); Jamshidiyan’s receipts regarding Quds al-Dawlah’s share as noted by Hasan Mushir al-Dawlah; Tumaniyans Brothers’ receipts issued after Quds al-Dawlahs death for the payment of her debts (1913-1917).