Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Letter to Nasir al-Din Shah, 1864 or 1865

Letter to Nasir al-Din Shah, 1864 or 1865

The writer reports on attendance in the ceremony celebrating the Shah’s birthday, the well-being of princesses and people of the harem, and services by gatekeepers and other servants. He mentions informing Mahd-i ‘Ulya about completing construction in Niyavaran and her decision about returning after the tenth for a lucky arrival time. The writer has also prepared for bringing other members of the harem. He adds that upon the addressee’s request they have received part of Fakhr al-Muluk’s stipend from Mu‘ayyir al-Mamalik.

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