Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Badr al-Muluk and Amin al-Sultan's Love Letters

Badr al-Muluk and Amin al-Sultan's Love Letters

The love letters of Badr al-Muluk and Amin al-Sultan, including: a letter from Badr al-Muluk to [Amin al-Sultan?], in which she is complaining about the hostility of certain people who the recipient knows, and the journey of ‘Isa Mirza (her brother) from the salt mine to her house and his stay until the third of the month, after which she is going to visit the reader; an envelope with an inscribed stamp or sticker of Badr al-Muluk; a letter by Badr al-Muluk, in which after a nostalgic note, she asks the reader to deliver his future letters to Sanam Baji at Badr al-Muluk’s house through that reliable individual and to indicate that the letter is from Qudrat al-Saltanah’s house and to use Qudrat al-Saltanah’s name instead of his own seal on the envelope; a love letter possibly by Badr al-Muluk, asking about the reader’s wellbeing and noting that she has sent four photographs of herself along with the letter, while keeping one for herself; a love letter by Badr al-Muluk, possibly to Amin al-Sultan, in which she complains about his inattention to her, her coming trip to Hadiqah, their good memories from Hadiqah, and a request for a meeting with him at Hadiqah. She also writes a poem at the end of the letter, in which she talks about their loving relationship and the promise they made to each other in Hadiqah; a letter by ‘Ali Asghar Khan Amin al-Sultan to his beloved about how he misses her.

Item Details

  • Date late 19th/early 20th century
  • Collections Dabiri
  • Repository Dabiri Collection
  • Restrictions No restrictions.
  • Accessed 22 May 2013
  • Last Edited 11 June 2013
  • Record no. 1282A2
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