Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Settlement of Mirza ‘Ali Khan Furqani and his children, 1930

Settlement of Mirza ‘Ali Khan Furqani and his children, 1930

Mirza ‘Ali Khan Furqani, the former Nayyir al-Mamalik of Isfahan, exchanged four-sixths of his house of residence near the Jami‘ mosque of Isfahan with his two sons, ‘Ali Asghar and ‘Ali Akbar, and the baby (girl or boy) who is still in her/his mother’s womb, for one hundred dinars and ten misqals [unit of weight] of crystal candy. He has additionally settled all his household furnishings, including copperware, carpets, beddings, clothing, books, Qur’an, stationaries, food supplies, such as flour and legumes, and any other items, even a nail that might be on the wall, to his three children for one hundred dinars and ten misqals of wheat. Mirza ‘Ali Khan and his other children will have no rights to these properties. Kishvar Khanum, the mother of the three children and the daughter of Amuhammad [Aqa Muhammad], is the children’s guardian and no one else has the right to interfere in their affairs. On the margin, Mirza ‘Ali Khan writes that as of today, September 17, 1930, he is departing to Tehran, has granted all of his belongings to the mentioned three children, and has absolutely nothing to give to his other children. On verso, Mirza ‘Ali Khan Furqani settles three pieces of felt, about four zar‘s [unit of length], to his daughter Sadiqah, who is the maternal sister of ‘Ali Asghar and ‘Ali Akbar, for ten misqals of crystal candy.

Item Details

  • Date 17 September 1930
  • Dimensions 40 x 27 cm
  • Collections Elahe Bagheri
  • Repository Elahe Bagheri Collection
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 6 July 2017
  • Last Edited 25 September 2017
  • Record no. 15165A17
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