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 from London on October 10, 1951. She thanks him for his letters and expresses puzzlement as to why they and her brother have not received her letters, complains about her children (except Nasrin) not writing to her, asks her husband to supervise the children’s schoolwork and to give especial care and attention to Furuzandah’s stuttering and constipation problems. Then she writes about her situation by describing the hospital, her room, the nurses, etc., discussing her fear about the removal of her other breast, the doctor’s visit and x-rays, and the conclusion that her left breast is healthy. She informs him that she is expecting surgery that day and asks him not to worry about her treatment. She does, however, mention her concern about their expenses and asks her husband to take care of it. She also mentions ‘Abbas’s issues with his residency and asks Muhammad Husayn Arvand to follow up on them.

Item Details

  • Creator Farkhundah Arvand
  • Date 10 October 1951
  • Collections Jaleh Arvand (Fariyan)
  • Repository Jaleh Arvand (Fariyan) Collection
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 18 February 2016
  • Last Edited 11 March 2016
  • Record no. 14135A19
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