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    Legal documentENA NS 59.34

    Legal deed, fragment. In Hebrew. Only the beginnings of the last few lines are preserved. Dated: 10 Tevet 5325 AM, which is 1564/65 CE. Witnesses: …

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    LetterENA NS 29.1

    Letter to Yiṣḥaq Ḥevroni on financial matters. Dated: 1559 CE. (Information from FGP.)

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    LetterMoss. II,104.1

    Fragment from a 16th-century letter in rhymed prose. (Information from CUDL) On the verso a name appears possibly as the recipient of the letter: Abraham …

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    LetterMoss. IV,86.2

    Letter from Mordechai. Dating: probably 16th century. It is headed by an ornate בע''ה. Verso and the margin on recto contains jottings (signature practice) in …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J4.17

    Recto: legal document in which Abraham Shami (שאמי) b. [...] Shelomo Abū l-Khayr b. Saʿadya affirms that the widow of Judah Abū l-Khayr owes money …

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    LetterT-S 13J9.16

    Fragment of a 16th-century letter from David Badūssī in Būlāq, who was a teacher in Jerusalem, to Abraham סורג, philanthropist in Egypt, seeking financial assistance. …

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    Legal documentMoss. VII,23

    Financial agreement (partnership?) between Daniel b. Eliyya and Yaʿaqov b. Avraham, dated 1512/13 CE ([5]273) and citing sums in peraḥim.

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    Legal documentMoss. VII,24

    Bifolium of legal records, one of which is dated 1519 CE (Sivan 1830).

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    LetterT-S 8J15.31

    The end of a late letter, signed with elaborate sigla (c. 16th century). (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterT-S 8J15.29

    Letter to Yehuda Daud in which the writer references previous correspondence with the addressee and mentions exile (גולה). EMS From ʿEli Sanbakro (סנבקרו), c. 16th …

    1. בר (?)
    2. סלם אללה תעלא עלא אלאך אלעזיז
    3. כר יהודה יצו מן כתבו תעלם
    4. . . בעתלך גולה ובעתלך מעא
    5. אלפכין חבלא תום תבעאהם
    6. מוחקא אסנה מן גהת כ . . .
    7. ובעתלך כתב…

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    Unknown typeMS 9160, fol. 1

    Authorization of takanot from the Mustarab community in Egypt from 1595

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    LetterT-S AS 162.61

    Recto: letter from the 16th century, mentioning the names Abraham Ibn Ṣūr, Reuben the Babylonian, Abraham Nuniʾel (נוניאל), Faraj Allah the proselyte, and Yequtiʾel. Verso: …

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    Legal documentT-S 8J6.20

    Deed of remittance, dated 3 Shevat 5316 (= 1556 CE) between Isaac b. ʿOvadya (possibly including his brother-in-law, Yaʿir) and Zephaniah b. Ḥayyim Saragossi (סרגוסי). …

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    LetterT-S 8J23.1

    Letter, consisting mainly of greetings, from Yehuda Levi to his family, including his brother-in-law Sulaymān, his brother Raḥamīm, his cousin Sawād, and the addressee’s sister, …

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    List or tableBL OR 10578N.1

    List of payments, 16th century.

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    1. אלרייס יוס[ף] [ס]עד טויל יעיש גבאן

    טו לב ח

    1. שמסל [סע]יד קמאט יוסף סכנד[רי]

    יב ה ח

    1. מעאפה לוי ....סדיד נסים חזן

    ד י טו

    1. מוסי נק.. נצ…

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    LetterDK 243 (alt: XII)

    Business letter to Yiṣḥaq Ashkenazi (Avraham David does not think it is Luria).

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    List or tableAIU VII.F.19

    List of donations (?) for the end of Adar of the year of "ezreinu" (perhaps 70+7+200+50+6 = [5]333 = 1573 CE. But everything else in …

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    LetterENA NS 31.10

    Letter sent by Ḥayyim b. Avraham Skandari, probably in Cairo, to his son, probably in Alexandria. The date is the 2nd of Adar I, probably …

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    LetterENA NS 34.2

    Letter of appeal for charity. In Hebrew. Dating: Late, probably 16th century. Written by Yehuda al-Ashqar b. Yiṣḥaq b. [...], a resident of Jerusalem who, …

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    LetterF 1908.44OO

    Business letter from Shelomo to Yosef Ḥalūfī, in Fustat. Dating: Second half of the 16th century, based on Avraham David's assessment. The letter deals with …

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    LetterMoss. II,118

    Fragment of a 16th-century business letter. Faded and damaged, so the contents are difficult to determine. Appears to be a letter from an agent to …

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    LetterENA NS I.56

    "The first document is a letter (lacking, however, a few lines at the end) that was sent by an anonymous merchant to R. David Ibn …

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    Legal documentT-S 10J13.25

    Legal document with testimony concerning orphans and Isaac Horoshban (הורושבן), who died. Mentions various people including Isaac Shanji (שאנגו). Dated 1st Tammuz 1586 CE. (Information …

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    Legal documentMoss. VII,32.1

    Legal document dated 6 July 1564 CE (16 Tamuz 5324), Fustat, in which Sulaymān Ṣafiyy and the treasurers of the heqdesh of the Mustaʿrib congregation …

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    LetterENA 2808.2 + ENA NS 45.16

    Business letter from Yehuda Castro to Binyamin Castro. In Hebrew. Dating: 16th century. The sender reports on business developments in crops, fruits, and vegetables, and …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J4.19

    Power of attorney (שטר הרשאה) from Rachel the widow of Eliezer Zussman to her son Moses Zussman. Dated Friday 2nd Eyar 5324 (= 1564 CE) …

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    List or tableENA NS 54.18

    More accounts in Judaeo-Arabic. Dated: Tishrei 5354 AM = Muharram 1002 AH, which is 1593 CE, a few months after the records on recto.

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    Legal documentENA NS 54.18

    Legal deed In Judaeo-Arabic. Dated: Tammuz 5353 AM = Shawāl 1001 AH = July 1593 CE. It seems to be the copy of a reconciliation …

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    Legal documentT-S NS 99.25

    Partnership document in Hebrew between Moshe and Me'ir & his brother. 16th century per Avraham David. The partnership is to last for two years. The …

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    Literary textT-S NS 99.4

    First page of the Cairene Purim Scroll (Megilat Purim), the Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic verses alternating, mentioning the date 5284 AM (= 1524 CE). Information from …

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    LetterT-S 13J25.23

    Letter in Ladino by Abraham Palieche to his sister, dated 28 Elul 5324 (= 5 September 1564 CE). He is in Egypt/Cairo and wants her …

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    Legal documentMoss. VII,84.1

    Legal document in Hebrew. 16th-century. Yaʿaqov b. Faraj Allāh the Qaraite, known as Fayrūz, attests that he owes Moshe Ḥazzān b. Yiṣḥaq(?) a certain sum …

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    LetterT-S 13J24.21

    Letter, c. mid-16th century, from Avraham Sagis, in Jerusalem, to Yosef Qorqos, who is normally resident in Jerusalem but is currently visiting Egypt, regarding the …

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    LetterT-S 13J24.28

    Letter, c. 16th century, written on behalf of and signed by Yosef Karo, in the land of Israel, to Yaʿaqov Villarreal, in Egypt. Yosef requests …

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    LetterT-S AS 150.154 + T-S Misc.22.6

    Business letter, first half of the 16th century. The subject matter is a dispute between merchants who dealth in skins, pepper, and tin. An Avraham …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J37.1

    Partnership settlement recorded in the home of Rabbi Moshe Damūhī in Cairo that bears a date in line 34 of 9 Ḥeshvan 5304 AM (1543 …

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    LetterBL OR 5561A.5

    Letter from Yosef Qolon b. Pereẓ, in Jerusalem, to Nissim Bibas, in Fustat. In Hebrew. Dating: First quarter of the 16th century, almost certainly 1511 …

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    LetterENA NS 35.7

    Late letter in Hebrew, mentioning Avraham Castro (line 5). Needs further examination.

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    LetterENA 1822a.78

    Recto: Note in Portuguese. Mentions Jose Loise. There is further text underneath also Latin script. Verso: Accounts in Hebrew script. Currency: fulūs. 16th century?

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    LetterF 1908.44UU

    Letter from Nissim, in Qaṭya, Sinai, to Shelomo Iskandarānī, in Fustat. In Hebrew. Dating: First half of the 16th century, based on Avraham David's assessment. …

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    LetterF 1908.44VV

    Letter from Avraham Castro (the grandson of the well-known minter) to a certain Shelomo. In Hebrew. Dating: Second half of the 16th century. Deals with …

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    Legal documentF 1908.44NN

    Notebook of a marriage broker. In Judaeo-Arabic and Hebrew with Coptic numerals. Dating: 1511 CE (1823 Seleucid). Enumerates the circumstances attending the marriage of certain …

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    LetterJRL SERIES A 1016

    Upper part of a letter in Hebrew dated 534[.] = 1570s CE. It is addressed to "my brother who is like my soul" and mentions …

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    Legal documentJRL SERIES A 1050

    There are several different entries, and each seems to involve rent payments for the qodesh of the Synagogue of the Mustaʿribim. Quite faded, merits further …

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    LetterT-S 10J17.33

    Recto: Letter from Abraham Sagis (סאגיש) in Safed to an individual in Egypt who had previously studied with the sage Moses di Trani in Safed. …

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J134

    Letter from David al-Qalʿī, perhaps in Minyat Zifta or nearby, to Yosef al-Faranji (it seems his uncle), perhaps in Fustat/Cairo. In Hebrew. Dating: mid-16th century, …

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    List or tableT-S J1.6

    Accounts in Judaeo-Arabic and western Arabic numerals. Dated: 1004 AH, which is 1595/96 CE. In the verso note mentioning the year of recording, the scribe …

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    LetterENA 2727.45

    Letter from Avraham Kolon (קולון). Probably addressed to Yosef Ardiʿa (ארדיעה) like his other two letters. Dated: Monday, 17 Ḥeshvan [5318 AM], which is 1557 …

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    LetterT-S Misc.28.143

    Letter from Me'ir Saragos, in Fustat/Cairo, to Yaʿaqov Mar Ḥayyim, probably somewhere in the Levant. The writer was a judge active in Cairo in the …

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    LetterT-S Misc.28.168

    Business letter in Hebrew. Late. Dating: Second half of the 16th century, based on Avraham David's assessment. Mentions currencies such as coronas and peraḥim. Most …

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