Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Riza Quli Khan Nizam al-Saltanah to Khadijah Sultan

Riza Quli Khan Nizam al-Saltanah to Khadijah Sultan

Riza Quli Khan Nizam al-Saltanah writes to his wife, Khadijah Sultan, telling her that their escape from the house was unnecessary, as the Bakhtiyaris were unable to harm them. He also points out his accomplishments, noting that he has made a name for himself by returning security and taking the south back from the British. He then mentions Zahra Sultan’s good fortune in marrying into the Farmanfarma family and discusses the money he and Farmanfarma are sending, the list of dowry items he sent them, the silverware they can add from their own, and the textiles he has purchased. He concludes that the sum of the money and the objects will amount to approximately seven or eight thousand tumans of the dowry. He wants Mughis al-Saltanah to be responsible for purchasing the listed items. The letter is accompanied by the envelope.

Item Details

  • Creator Riza Quli Khan Nizam Mafi (Nizam al-Saltanah)
  • Date circa. 1911 or 1911
  • Notes

    Image is from a copy of the original.

  • Collections Mansoureh Ettehadieh -- ‘Izzat al-Saltanah
  • Repository Mansoureh Ettehadieh
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 17 September 2015
  • Last Edited 9 December 2016
  • Record no. 13104A85
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