Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Correspondence regarding Khadijah Khanum's claim over her husband's death, 1921 to 1923

Correspondence regarding Khadijah Khanum's claim over her husband's death, 1921 to 1923

Regarding the death of Muhammad Taqi Bayg, hostler of the French Embassy, who was killed in an accident by a car that belonged to Lynch Company. Documents include Khadijah Khanum’s custody of her daughter Kubra, after her husband Muhammad Taqi Bayg’s death; copies of their identification certificates; Khadijah Khanum’s power of attorney to Mirza Ahmad Khan Shari‘at-zadah to file a claim for her husband’s diya (financial compensation); correspondence among the British Consulate, Sardar Ashja‘ (the Governor of Isfahan), the Ministry of Interior, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding Khadijah Khanum’s claim; a request for three thousand tumans from Mr. Sadim, who denied his relationship to the matter; Mr. Sadim’s judicial immunity; and the settlement of Khadijah Khanum on behalf of Muhammad Taqi Bayg’s inheritors to withdraw her claim against the company and Mr. Sadim in exchange for receiving one hundred fifty tumans from the English Consulate. There is also a letter by Khadijah Khanum to the Premier, who then inquired about the incident from Intizam al-Mulk, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the response of the Ministry informing the Premier about Khadijah Khanum’s settlement.

Item Details

  • Date 31 January 1921 - 2 January 1923
  • Collections National Library and Archives of the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Repository National Library and Archives of Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Restrictions Users must refer to the National Library and Archives of Islamic Republic of Iran as the original owner of items in this collection.
  • Accessed 13 April 2021
  • Last Edited 9 August 2021
  • Record no. 902A89
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