Offering for a wedding, 1911
Regarding the tradition in the villages of Gilan, in which young women are forced to give offerings to the village chief or others to be able to get married
Letters from the wives of the murdered and accused murderer to Iran-i naw, 1911
Letter from Nimtaj from Rasht regarding the murder of Lutf‘ali Mu’addab al-Sultan, head of the Anzali police department; and a letter from Fatimah (daughter of ‘Ali Akbar from Isfahan and wife of Mujir al-Iyalah) whose husband is accused of murder
The first letter, dated March 10, 1904, is about departing from Pusht-i Misar, getting the list of pottery makers from Haji Mirza Yahya, the well-being of people of the andarun, whose letters are enclosed, Aqa Isma‘il Aqa's recovery and the decrease of the epidemic in the city, the rain and cooling of the weather, and requesting an almond-shaped agate seal. Another letter, in which the writer refers to the addressee's letter from the previous month, is about Aqa Kuchak's recovery and the decrease of the epidemic, the Shah's visit to the city for the Salam ceremony, sending four mans [unit of weight] of onions, fifty eggplants, a bag of apples, and some medicine via Mashhadi Ja‘far, embroidery tools, sending the letters to Rasht, and advising the addressee to postpone their journey until the weather cools down and is appropriate for Aqa Kuchak to travel. The last letter, dated 19 Shawwal, is about managing the steward's accounts, the decrease of the epidemic in the region, having some lace in storage, meeting with Mansur al-Mulk, the governor of Lahijan and the older son of Muntazam al-Saltanah, who requested more time to pay back their debts, Basir al-Tujjar's accounts, the wages of the pottery makers, their expenses, and their progress, workers not coming from Khalkhal due to the epidemic, and the writer's concern about depositions and appointments so close to the new year.
Letter to ‘Abd al-Husayn Mirza Farmanfarma, 1909
Letter about upheavals in Azarbayjan, Fars, Khurasan, Mazandaran, Gilan, and Kirmanshah. The writer asks ‘Abd al-Husayn Farmanfarma to go out amongst the protesting crowd and reassure them that they will get their requests for the sake of government popularity and less casualties. Also, the author writes about people’s demands for constitutional reforms and the Iranian parliament.
Kulliyat of Tajmah Khanum
Tajmah Khanum wrote this book, composed of three parts. The first part consists of nearly 120 verses. The first poem is a sonnet written by the poet when she was 16 and the last one was written to praise Riza Shah. The second part is more than 20 letters and notes, which are mostly administrative and legal. Other letters were addressed to women who where contemporaries of Tajmah Khanum. The third part of this book is a selection of poems by Persian poets from Rudaki to the Qajar period.
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