Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Farkhundah Arvand to Muhammad Husayn Arvand, 1951

Farkhundah Arvand to Muhammad Husayn Arvand, 1951

Farkhundah Arvand writes to her husband, Muhammad Husayn Arvand, recounting the way she noticed a tumor in her breast, her visits to the doctors, the electrotherapy sessions, and her irritability because of all this. She describes the treatment cost in detail and her need for money. She mentions that she cannot ask her brother since he is not there and describes her conversation with Muhammad Shafi‘, his initial unwillingness to give her her husband’s salary and ultimate approval of sending her half of the next month’s salary. She continues by noting that she has also run out of that money because of other expenses, including repairs to the yard and the children’s school and clothing. She then mentions ‘Abbas’s illness and his letter suggesting to host her mother in the summer as he is taking a new job.

Item Details

  • Creator Farkhundah Arvand
  • Date 21 June 1951
  • Collections Jaleh Arvand (Fariyan)
  • Repository Jaleh Arvand (Fariyan) Collection
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 18 February 2016
  • Last Edited 11 March 2016
  • Record no. 14135A17
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