Letter: T-S 12.64

Letter T-S 12.64


Letter from Sulaymān to his brother Abū l-Manṣūr. In Judaeo-Arabic. Opens with a blistering rebuke for the lack of letters and the failure to inquire about the writer whether with Jews or with Muslims, then "what I want from you now is for you to 'wash your face with me' by treating the bearer of this letter well." There follow instructions about various business matters, including materia medica (ḥawā'ij ʿiṭr). Mentions Abū Naṣr Ibn Khalaf. Mentions an agency (wakāla). Mentions silk. Asks for two qinṭārs of marble from the maghā'ir (caves?). Greetings to many people, including the parents of the writer and addressee. Regards to Abū l-Rabīʿ Sulaymān. Information in part from Goitein's notes.