Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Letter from Mahd-i ‘Ulya to Nasir al-Din Shah, 1869 or 1870

Letter from Mahd-i ‘Ulya to Nasir al-Din Shah, 1869 or 1870

Mahd-i ‘Ulya mentions not hearing from the addressee since his arrival in Shahristanak and talks about the nice weather in Niyavaran, the well-being of harem workers and princes, and her own recovery. She describes Tuman Aqa’s fever and nosebleed and how Agha Bashi has been taking care of her and bringing Hakim (doctor) for her. Mahd-i ‘Ulya also praises Agha Bashi’s competence despite being weak.

Item Details

  • Creator Malik Jahan Khanum Mahd-i ‘Ulya
  • Date 1869 or 1870
  • Collections National Library and Archives of the Islamic Republic of Iran -- Mahd-i ‘Ulya Documents
  • Repository National Library and Archives of the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Restrictions Users must refer to the National Library and Archives of the Islamic Republic of Iran as the original owner of items in this collection.
  • Accessed 3 June 2020
  • Last Edited 2 October 2020
  • Record no. 902B60
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