Letters from [Mah Talʻat Khanum] to [Saʻid al-Sultan]
Letters from Mah Talʻat Khanum to Saʻid al-Sultan covering the following topics: a request for purchase of honey and potatoes, sending him a pair of socks, and finances; a request for the purchase of fabric and gold, the overseer ʻAbd al-Karim, Salar Fatih's debt, the political turmoil [in Kurdistan]; how some people are inviting Sardar Rashid to oppose to the local government; a reply to his previous letter, giving him advice and writing about a marriage; Muluk Khanum's giving birth to a stillborn; the marriage of the daughter of Shahzadah and Iʻzaz al-Mulk--Saʻid al-Sultan's sisters and the author are not going to the marriage ceremony [because of a family dispute]; the peasants of some villages, their son's school, and asking him to visit before the winter; preparing a kursi for winter, requesting some tulle; preventing Ashraf Nam’s mother from submitting a petition [to the Ministry of Justice] regarding the price of Amirabad; ordering a blanket, chador, fabric, and European pants; the turmoil of Saqqiz and Banah; the deaths of Mirza ʻAli Naqi's mother and the daughter of Aʻlaʼ Khan, Shams al-Muluk; her supporting peasants of the villages in the absence of Saʻid al-Sultan, and Sardar Rashid's visit to March and Muchish; her concerns regarding ʻAtaʼ being far away from home, selling and transporting wheat to Hamadan with a mule because of bad weather, and buying guns and pistols; ordering a blue serge coat and skirt, chador and other dresses; an explanation of her living with Muluk Khanum and Nafisah Khanum in [Asif Aʻzam]'s house because of renovations to her own house; ʻAbd Allah's use of forgery to claim ownership of lands in Muchish village; ordering 100 blue gemstones instead of the black gemstones, a kursi cover, dishes, and decorative textiles; Saʻid al-Sultan's meeting with the Secretary of War, Saʻid al-Mamalik's apology letter, and reading the Khamsah of Nizami during cold winter nights and drawing lessons from the stories; ʻAtaʼ's progress in learning to read during holidays, ordering precious stone, acne medication and a red cloak for Shaykh ʻAbd Allah; the house renovations in spring and the difficulties of living in Asif Aʻzam's house during, as well as the necessity of transferring money to ʻAtaʼ in [Tehran]; a necklace [sent by Saʻid al-Sultan] from [Tehran] to his daughter, overseers, property bills, and Sadiqah Khanum's trip; ordering a brass tray, soap, eyebrow medicine, and peacock earrings; ʻAtaʼ's new photo; writes about her recovery, Bihjat Khanum's death, wage inflation for sewing clothes and chadors in Tehran, selling wheat, and sending money to him; complaining about Saʻid al-Sultan's lengthy absence, writing about the property sale settlement of Danan village, her power of attorney, and her concerns regarding Saʻid al-Sultan's suspicion about the transaction; Ibrahim Khan's marriage, Shaykh ʻAbd al-Hamid's intent to visit Sanandaj, and Muzaffar al-Sultan's execution; the necessity of Saʻid al-Sultan’s presence at home before spring, spending time with Shaykh Najm al-Din, and sending the bills of Danana villages; her eagerness to receive a turquoise ring and nail polish; ordering some fine soft wool for making a prayer rug, sending the family's greetings and talking about Muhammad Amin; Lutf Allah Khan's recovery, sending greetings to Saʻid al-Mamalik, and the rumor that Saʻid al-Sultan has fled from the government; renovating the house, ordering pants, a governor's visit of Saqqiz and Banah, and suggesting welcoming the overseer Muhammad Hasan, and ʻIzz al-Mulk; the baby's due date and asks him to return home for the child’s birth; tells [Saʻid al-Sultan] that Muzaffar al-Mamalik is going to the territory of Gulbaghi tribes.
- D Reset
- Dpolitics and government
- DMuluk Khanum