Letter: T-S Misc.25.65

Letter T-S Misc.25.65



Letter from Khalaf b. Ghanīma, probably in Alexandria, to 'my brother' Bū Yaʿqūb b. Nissim, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. The writer reports that he went to the Rīf to purchase a julla (? גלה) for the addressee, but the cheapest available would have been 3 or 4 dinars. He entered Alexandria with the julla he already had and obtained new gold for the addressee. He went back to the Rīf looking for the julla. He brought the donk[ey?] to the addressee's house (in Alexandria?). The wife and the boy are healthy. The boy had an attack of ophthalmia but it subsided. The writer sends regards to the addressee's maternal uncle Bū Saʿīd. He adds a postscript on verso: "After writing this letter, I went to the Rīf" apparently to buy wheat, but it was too expensive, so he didn't buy any. ASE.