Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Letter about a Rawzah gathering of Anis al-Dawlah

Letter about a Rawzah gathering of Anis al-Dawlah

The document reads: “My dear, the rawzah gathering of Anis al-Dawlah starts tonight in the royal Kishikkhanah and, according to the ritual, the recitation of the trials [of Imams] also should begin tonight at the harem. His highness was also informed and he has given us the money for the expenses as it was agreed on. As for the lamps: tip the treasurer with money, which should be taken from Muʻin al-Dawlah so that he himself comes and provides the lamps. At most, up to three lamps will be lit.” [on margin:] “My master, if you have the permission, the treasurer should collaborate. However, if lamps are damaged, from whom should the treasurer collect the compensation money? Also, since these [events] are for the purpose of doing good, what harm would be if you write this under the list of expenses and tell the highness? Get a tip under the name of Mirza Asad Allah, the brother of the treasurer, who is responsible for bringing the lamps and taking them back. Upon your order, the treasurer [would] give the lamps to whomever you say and [would] receive a receipt.”

Item Details

  • Date undated
  • Collections Astan-i Quds
  • Repository Astan-i Quds Collection
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 14 January 2016
  • Last Edited 2 March 2022
  • Record no. 14126A34
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