Muhammad ‘Ali Nizam Mafi (Salar Mu‘azzam) to Riza Quli Khan Nizam Mafi (Nizam al-Saltanah), 1907
Muhammad ‘Ali Nizam Mafi (Salar Mu‘azzam) writes to his father, Riza Quli Khan Nizam Mafi (Nizam al-Saltanah and reports the death of Muzaffar al-Din Shah four days earlier (there were two days of morning ceremonies and the cornoation occurred on the day this letter was written), saying that his corpse is at Takiyah Dawlat and despite his own wish to be buried in Karbala’, clerics disagree. In other news, he describes how a German citizen and his wife were robbed and [sexually] assaulted in Kahrizak and that the members of the Shah's cavalry responsible for this have been arrested and are going to be executed today. Muhammad ‘Ali Khan then discusses his travel arrangements. He shares some family news, including Ma‘sumah Khanum's illness and Mademoiselle's preparation of delicious jams that she hides in the basement and does not share at first, but eventually brings up for everyone to enjoy.
- D Reset
- Dhunting and fishing
- D Muhammad ‘Ali Shah