Letter: AIU VII.E.49

Letter AIU VII.E.49



Letter from Moshe Ḥakīm and "Senyora," in Fustat/Cairo, to Ḥayyim Rosano, in Manṣūra. In Judaeo-Arabic, elegant hand. Dating: Probably late 18th or early 19th century. This is a thank you letter. The writer alludes to how he was in difficult straits (rizqī dayyiq = ḍayyiq) and how everything in Miṣr is expensive. It seems that Ḥayyim previously gave or loaned him money. Regards from the addressee's maternal aunt. On verso there are sums in eastern Arabic numerals. ASE.