Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Letter from Muntasir Lashkar to Validah [mother]

Letter from Muntasir Lashkar to Validah [mother]

Probably from Muntasir Lashkar, addressed to Validah [mother]; he complains about the troubles of his trip, expresses concern about the unrest in Tabriz, asks whether Haji Khan has sent the flour or not, and refers to ‘Amid Lashkar’s mention of Mashhadi Bayram‘ali’s visit, promising to compensate him if he serves [the family] well; talks about Mirza Mahmud Khan and Mirza Ahmad Khan’s education, inquires about Muhammad Khan, and tells her to have ‘Amid Lashkar write on their behalf; instructs them to get wheat from ‘Amid Lashkar, store flour if Haji has not yet delivered any flour and obtain bread from the bazaar and store that as well; reminds her to keep the middle door of the courtyard closed at night as he is concerned about the safety of the household and forbids Ma‘sumah Sultan and Ruqiyah Sultan to leave house; discusses purchasing clothing, including shoes, hats, outfits, etc. for Mahmud Khan, Ahmad Khan, and others as needed, and asks them to spend sufficient money but not to overspend.

Item Details

  • Date late 19th/early 20th century
  • Dimensions 20 x 13 cm
  • Collections Amir Hossein Nikpour
  • Repository Amir Hossein Nikpour Collection
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 24 October 2017
  • Last Edited 22 January 2018
  • Record no. 14142A353
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