Letter: T-S Ar.42.198

Letter T-S Ar.42.198

Input date

In PGP since 2019

Description

Letter from a man to his father (yā wālidī). In Arabic script. This seems to be the end of a long letter, as what remains mainly consists of greetings to perhaps dozens of people. Many of the names seem to be prefaced with the honorific "al-ḥājib." The people include: Sahl; Abū l-Khayr ʿUmar b. Khamīs(?); al-ṣabiyya wa-dhātihā wa-bint dhātihā wa-zawj bint dhātihā; Thābit b. Nizār al-Bazzāz; Ibn Abū Saʿīd. He asks his father to look after the ṣabiyya (wa-lā taqṭaʿūnahā min birrikum wa-min al-masʾala ʿanhā fa-mā baqiya lī ʿindakum ghayruhā wa-law kānat ṭalaʿat al-maʿīsha...). Mentions Abū l-Thanāʾ al-Tājir al-Baghdādī, and many more people on verso. Needs further examination.