Letter: T-S Ar.35.33

Letter T-S Ar.35.33

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Letter addressed to Abū l-Riḍā b. H[arūn?], the secretary (kātib) in "the compound of al-Ḥāfiẓ" (al-rabʿ al-Ḥāfiẓī al-saʿīd) at Bāb Zuwayla in New Cairo. The sender's name appears on verso but is tricky to read (Ibn ʿAlam?). The sender refers to both himself and the addressee as "friend" (ṣadīq). On recto, only the first few lines of the main text and the last few lines of the marginal text are preserved. There is a date on verso at 180 degrees to the address: 16 Dhū l-Qaʿda 550 AH (after the end of the reign of al-Ḥāfiẓ, 1132–49 CE).