Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Zahra Sultan ‘Izzat al-Saltanah to Muhammad ‘Ali Nizam Mafi (Salar Mu‘azzam)

Zahra Sultan ‘Izzat al-Saltanah to Muhammad ‘Ali Nizam Mafi (Salar Mu‘azzam)

Zahra Sultan Nizam Mafi (‘Izzat al-Saltanah) writes to her brother, Muhammad ‘Ali Nizam Mafi (Salar Mu‘azzam), telling him: family news, that the summer is very hot and Mahmud Khan and Ma‘sumah Khanum only study in the morning and are free in the afternoon; that the letter from Hazrat-i Ashraf Aqa from Shiraz is attached; that Sa‘d al-Mulk, in trouble for his debts, has mortgaged his house for eighteen thousand tumans, sold all his silverware, and still cannot afford the interest on his debts, so he and his family are going to their properties in Qazvin. She then talks about the late Mirza Muhammad Khan, who did a curious thing before he died: he wrote a document in the presence of the Iranian ambassador in which he stated that he had chosen to donate all of his assets, valued at thirty thousand tumans, to the German government. He states that of the three thousand tumans of annual income from his property, one thousand should be given to his younger sister, Hajar Sultan, and that the rest can be used for building schools and hospitals in Germany. The government of Germany is now demanding this money from the Iranian government, specifically from Mujir al-Saltanah.

Item Details

  • Creator Zahra Sultan ʻIzzat al-Saltanah
  • Date early/mid 20th century
  • Dimensions 21 x 13.5 cm
  • Collections Mansoureh Ettehadieh -- ‘Izzat al-Saltanah
  • Repository Mansoureh Ettehadieh
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 1 September 2015
  • Last Edited 9 December 2016
  • Record no. 13104A12
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