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    Unknown typeT-S 8J23.20

    Judge Elijah orders a white "burda", some handwriting exercises at the bottom

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    Unknown typeHalper 405

    Awaiting description

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    List or tableT-S K15.98

    Estate of Nissim b. Yaʿqūb, a merchant who died in Suakin (present-day Sudan) on Monday, 7 Shaʿbān 503 AH (approximately 1110 CE). The handwriting appears …

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    Legal documentT-S NS 320.58

    Order of payment. In Judaeo-Arabic. In which Tamīm b. Yaʿaqov asks Abū Saʿīd to give Abū l-Ḥasan b. Masʿūd the price of the bundle (ṣurra) …

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    Legal documentT-S 16.23 + T-S 10J5.2

    Legal document. Record of release; partnership renewal. Written in the hand of Hillel b. ʿEli. These two fragments are part of single document, which contained …

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.54.20.3

    Fol. 3: Legal document. Left side of an agreement with a wife that she would receive the rent from the middle story of a house, …

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    LetterT-S 8J15.28

    Letter from an Alexandrian trader who is on a journey, possibly in the Persian Gulf, to a family member. The writer wants to visit Baghdad …

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    LetterT-S 13J18.2

    Letter from a Jewish trader in India to his partner in Egypt. In Judaeo-Arabic. Among many other matters, he mentions donations to pilgrimage sites in …

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    LetterT-S 13J21.6

    Letter from [...] b. Yaʿqūb to Abū l-Afrāḥ ʿArūs b. Yosef. In Judaeo-Arabic, with the address in both Judaeo-Arabic and Arabic script. Mentions commodities such …

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    LetterT-S 13J24.22

    Letter from a woman named Najma, in Fustat/Cairo (l. 4), to her father Moshe Perdonel. Dating: ca. 16th century. There is a detailed summary in …

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    LetterT-S 8Ja1.4

    Letter from an unknown writer in Qūṣ to an unknown addressee in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: 12th century. The writer reports that the children and …

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    LetterT-S Ar.39.480

    Letter from Ṭāhir, in Qūṣ, to his mother, in Alexandria. In Arabic script; large, very regular characters. Dating: Possibly 11th century. Goitein notes that this …

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    LetterT-S NS 264.1

    Letter fragment from Saʿīd b. Marḥab, in Aden, to Abū l-ʿAlā b. Abū Naṣr ha-Kohen, probably in Fustat. In Hebrew (for the introduction) and Judaeo-Arabic …

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    LetterENA 2741.4

    Letter from Saʿīd b. Marḥab, in Aden, to Abū Zikrī b. ʿAṭiyya. Dating: mid-12th century. Apart from the introduction and address, only about a dozen …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. b 11/19

    Letter from Khalaf b. Yiṣḥaq to Abū ʿImrān Mūsā b. Ṣedaqa Ibn Nufayʿ. In Judaeo-Arabic. The sender sent previous letters with Sālim b. Efrayim, including …

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    LetterT-S 8.69

    Letter from Makhlūf b. Mūsā. Dealing with the India trade. Dating: Mid-12th century. Mentions names such as Zikrī b. Sar Shalom; Maḥrūz; Ben Yiju; Ibn …

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    LetterBL OR 5535.2

    Letter from Avraham b. Mu'ti Tilimsani, having arrived safely in Aydhab, to Abu Sa'd b. Azhar, in Fustat. He provides an update on a matter …

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    LetterT-S 12.216

    Letter from Saʿīd b. Marḥab, in Aden, to Shelomo b. Yehuda ha-Kohen, probably in Fustat. Dating: Mid-12th century. In Hebrew (for the long, eloquent introduction) …

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    LetterT-S 16.298

    Commercial letter sent from Isaac and Joseph (probably in Babylonia) to Judah ha-Sar, mentioning a voyage to India and commodities including gold and silver slag …

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    LetterT-S 16.308

    Letter from Daʿūd Fasī to the cloth merchant Abū l-Afraḥ ʿArus b. Joseph. (Information from CUDL.) See also Goitein notes below.

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    LetterT-S 8J40.1

    Letter from Makhlūf b. Mūsā to Abū ʿAlī Yeḥezqel b. Netanel Dimyāṭī. Accusing him and Abū Naṣr b. Elishaʿ of conspiring to cheat him out …

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    LetterT-S 10J16.1

    Letter from ʿAllān b. Ḥassūn, in Sindābūr (India), to his uncle and father-in-law ʿArūs b. Yosef, in Fusṭāṭ,. In Judaeo-Arabic. He found a slow market …

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    LetterENA 2560.5

    Letter from Yiṣḥaq b. Yosef to a certain [son of] Natan he-haver. The letter mourns the passing of Madmun (the Nagid of Yemen) and is …

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    LetterENA 4020.8

    Letter from Makārim b. Mūsā Ibn Nufayʿ, in ʿAydhāb, to (his son-in-law?) the ḥaver Yeshuʿa b. Yoshiyya(?) the descendant of Shemaʿya Gaʾon, in Fustat. In …

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    LetterT-S 13J21.1

    Letter from Moshe b. Yefet to Tamīm b. Yaʿaqov ha-Kohen (apparently a merchant trading in the East). Dated: Monday, 8 Adar I 1421 Seleucid, which …

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    LetterBL OR 5566D.6

    Letter from Nahray b. ʿAllān in ʿAydhāb to his son ʿAllān b. Nahray in Alexandria concerning shipments. Based on a letter from another India trader …

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    List or tableT-S 8K22.2

    Karaite Nesiim. A memorial list.


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    ‏ דכרן טאב לניחא נפשתה לזיכר ‎ 1
    ‏ המשפחה המיוחשה משפחת בית ‎ 2
    ‏ דויד הנשיאים השרים הנכבדי…

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    Legal documentF 1908.44A

    Recto (written later): Legal document written and signed by Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Also signed by Mevorakh b. Natan. Dated: last decade of Tishrei 1428 Seleucid …

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J178

    Letter from Barakāt b. Khulayf to ʿArūs b. Yosef. In Judaeo-Arabic. Concerning a shipment of tartar and a report about the arrival of ships from …

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    LetterT-S 6J1.5

    Letter to Abū Zikrī Yehuda b. Yosef ha-Kohen Sijilmāsī (d. ca. 1149). In Judaeo-Arabic. Mentions goods such as garments and soap. Contains a request to …

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    LetterMoss. Ia,18

    Business letter from Aden to ʿAydhāb, mentioning Isaac al-Nafūsī and Hiba b. al-Dabbāgh (‘the tanner’), referring to ships and dinars. (Information from CUDL.) NB: PGP …

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    LetterCUL Or.1081 J1

    Letter from David Maimonides, in ʿAydhāb, to his brother Moses Maimonides, in Fustat. Dating: ca. 1170 CE. This is the last letter David wrote before …

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    LetterT-S Ar.41.108

    Business letter in Arabic script from Ibrāhīm b. Hillel to Abū l-Afrāḥ ʿArūs b. Yosef (who ʿAodeh thinks was in India at the time), mentioning …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. c 13/24

    Letter from a certain Yosef, in Aden, to Yosef Ibn Shanju, in Fustat/Cairo. In Hebrew. Dating: Early 16th century, based on the greetings to Efrayim …

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    LetterENA NS 2.29

    Business letter in Arabic script from Khalaf b. Yiṣḥaq in Aden to Abū l-Ḥasan Allal b. Ḥassun. in Fustat-Cairo. On the back of the letter …

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    LetterT-S 16.262

    Letter from Moshe b. Labrāṭ, in al-Mahdiyya, to the Head of the Jews of Egypt (Moshe b. Mevorakh) asking him to assist the son of …

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    LetterJRL Series A 284

    Letter in what Goitein identifies as the handwriting and style of well-known India trader Abu Nasr Avraham informing recipient about events, apparently taking place in …

    ‏ ]פי דהלך [............... ‎ 1
    ‏ ]. פי אלגזר [............. ‎ 2
    ‏ ]בדהלך יח יומא ברי[ח ‎ 3
    ‏ ]אללה אן י..נא ריח אלסלאמה ‎ 4
    ‏ ] ו…

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. e 98/71

    Letter from Yahya b. Eli Kohen Fasi, from Fustat, to Abu al-Ifrah Arus (Avraham) b. Yosef, Alexandria. Around 1080. Yahya, probably Yosef’s younger brother, deals …

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    LetterENA NS 48.4

    Letter from Yūsuf b. Ibrahīm to Abū ʿImrān Ibn Nufayʿ. In Judaeo-Arabic, with the address in both Judaeo-Arabic and Arabic script. Long and well-preserved. Concerning …

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    LetterT-S 8J17.15

    Letter from ʿAllān b. Ḥassūn, in 'Aydhab, to his sons, before embarking again for the east. He reports that he had dismissed his traveling companion …

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    LetterT-S 8J17.16

    Letter from Alexandria sent around 1120 C.E. from a Maghribi merchant, Makhlūf b. Musa al-Nafusi (Ibn) al-Yatim, who proclaims that a friend carried for him …

    ‏ צדרת כתבי לחצרה מולאי אלשיך אלגליל אטאל ‎ 1
    ‏ אללה בקאה ואדאם תאיידה ונעמאה וכבט ‎ …

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    State documentT-S Ar.30.273

    State petition. Recto: petition to the the imām Al-Āmir bi-Aḥkām Allāh from a Jewish merchant, Mūsā b. Ṣadaqa, who was detained unlawfully after his return …

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    Legal documentCUL Or.1080 J137

    Legal document. Partnership. Dated: 1215-1216 CE. This fragment emerged from the court of Avraham Maimonides. The partners ʿImrān Moshe al-Iskandarī b. Bū Manṣūr ha-Zaqen and …

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    LetterT-S G1.61

    Letter from Abū l-Faḍl, in Alexandria, to his son Ismāʿīl al-Fāṣid al-Yahūdī, in Aden. In Judaeo-Arabic with the address in Arabic script. Dated: Iyyar of …

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    LetterT-S 12.7

    Letter from [...] b. Avraham ha-Kohen to Abū l-ʿAlā' Ṣāʿid b. al-Munajjā al-Ne'eman. In Judaeo-Arabic (recto) and Arabic script (verso; the text block containing 8 …

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    LetterT-S 24.78

    Letter containing the testimony of Makhlūf, a respectable merchant, who had to flee from Alexandria before an oppressive government official, 'the plundering monk,' Abu Najah, …

    ‏ בש רח ‎ 1
    ‏ כתאבי אטאל אללא בקא חצרה …

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    LetterT-S Misc.28.33

    Awaiting description - see Goitein notes linked below. This letter may be continued in Bodl. MS heb. d 66/14 (identified by Oded Zinger).

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    LetterT-S 12.392

    Letter from a novice India trader, ʿAydhāb, to his brother, Libya. Dating: 1103. Complains about the hardships of travel from Fustat to ʿAydhāb. He had …

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    LetterENA 2558.30a

    Letter from an unidentified sender, in India, to an unidentified addressee, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Likely 12th century. This fragment begins cryptically: "...and he …

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    LetterT-S 13J28.15

    Letter from a certain Yosef, in Alexandria, to his brother, an India trader. Mentions people including Avraham al-Miṣrī, Abū l-Maʿānī, Abū l-Surūr, Ibn Khalaf and …

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