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    LetterBodl. MS heb. b 3/26

    Letter from Alexandria to a merchant in Fustat. Around 1065. The letter contains a list of different goods’ prices. Mentions collecting debt in Adan, and …

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    LetterENA 1822a.8

    Letter, India book VII66 (unpublished). Letter from South Arabia to Egypt giving order on a large gift to Maimonides. On verso an Arabic account of …

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    LetterENA 2739.17

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic from a father to his sons, from India Book VII, 60 (unpublished). Note that Goitein calls this manuscript ENA 2739.16 in Letters …

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    Legal documentENA 4020.26

    Legal testimony about the custom of the merchants of Fustat regarding partnerships. The testimony describes how partnerships are established. dated to 1141. Signed by Shemarya …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J14.4

    Will of a merchant. Specifying that his assets be cashed for his infant daughter (who should marry before the completion of the year 500 AH …

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    LetterT-S NS 321.23

    Letter from an India trader, in ʿAydhāb, to his family or colleagues, presumably in Fustat. In Arabic script. There is a transcription in Goitein's attached …

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    Unknown typeT-S NS J46

    Awaiting description - see Goitein notes linked below.

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    LetterT-S 8J9.14 + T-S NS J136

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Yemeni hand, according to Goitein. Wide space between the lines. Dealing with various commodities related to the India trade, including ambergris, ʿūd, …

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    Unknown typeT-S NS J180

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    Unknown typeT-S NS J182

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    Unknown typeT-S NS J426

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    Legal documentENA 2727.15c

    Quittance given to the carriers of goods sent from Yemen by a husband, Efrayim b. Yaʿqūb, to his wife. Written by Hillel b. Eli. On …

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    LetterT-S NS J23

    Letter from an India trader, probably in Yemen. In Judaeo-Arabic. He recently came from India (Kullam, recto margin l. 15) and intends to return to …

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    LetterT-S NS J117

    Letter from an unidentifed merchant, in ʿAydhāb. In Judaeo-Arabic. He complains about the tribulations of getting pepper through customs. The qāḍī in Qūṣ apparently issued …

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    LetterT-S Ar.30.145

    Letter (memo) from an unnamed India trader, probably in Aden, to Mufaḍḍal Ibn Abī Saʿd, in Qūṣ. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: First third of the 13th …

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    Legal documentCUL Or.1080 J32

    Legal query to Avraham Maimonides regarding a man who takes a 200 dinar loan and appoints his parents as guarantors, providing them with a house …

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J30

    Letter. Letter concerning a girl who had been regarded as being a Muslim and when she appeared before the Qāḍī, declared she was Jewish, whereupon …

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    Unknown typeT-S 16.215

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    Unknown typeT-S 16.255

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    Unknown typeT-S 8J5.14

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    Unknown typeT-S 8J9.17

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    Unknown typeT-S AS 156.237

    Letter from ʿAllān b. Ḥassūn, Aden, after his return from a difficult voyage to the southern coast of India. Fragment only. Before its second arrival …

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    Unknown typeT-S Misc.24.137.2

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    LetterT-S NS J298

    Letter sent from an unidentified man, in Alexandria, to his brother, in Shayzar (Syria). In Judaeo-Arabic. The sender has recently returned from a long visit …

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    Unknown typeT-S NS J62

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    Unknown typeT-S AS 156.238

    Awaiting description - see Goitein notes linked below.

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    Legal documentT-S NS 292.10

    Document in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Fragment (left side). Concerning business in pepper in Yemen. Involves Seʿadya ha-Kohen, Abū l-Khayr, Yeshuʿa ha-Levi b. …

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    Legal documentT-S Misc.27.3.2 + ENA 4020.41

    See under ENA 4020.41.

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    LetterENA NS 48.22

    Letter fragment in Judaeo-Arabic. "1200 royal dinars. . . I was distressed by (the state of) those poor children. . . "

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    Unknown typeENA 4020.2

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    LetterENA 2558.2

    Recto: Letter likely sent from Aden to Fustat. (The locations are not specified in the document; this is Goitein's assessment.) In Judaeo-Arabic, written in a …

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    Legal documentBL OR 5542.4

    Legal document. Dated: Monday, 2 Iyyar 1398 Seleucid, which is 1087 CE. Location: Fustat. Moshe b. Elḥanan comes before the court and declares that he …

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. b 12/17

    Legal document in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. David b. Yiṣḥaq Ibn al-Ṣafaṭ (? אלצפט) acknowledges receipt of a sum of money from Abū …

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.30.258

    Text of the oath that Bū ʿImrān must swear to his brother Abū l-Maʿānī concerning his mercantile activities, the price of a house, and the …

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    LetterT-S 10J29.3

    Letter, written by a trader before leaving Aden for Nahrawāra, mentioning Abū l-Waḥš, Abū Saʿd, Abū Naṣr, Abū Jacob and the family of Bayt al-Baḥr …

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    LetterT-S 8J13.6

    Letter from a certain Maḥāsin, in ʿAydhāb, to his "brother" the cantor Abū Isḥāq b. al-Mumḥe, in Fustat. Sent to the shop of Abū l-Munajjā …

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    LetterT-S Ar.30.178

    Business letter. Introduction in Hebrew, body in Judaeo-Arabic. Mentions the arrival of the Yemeni merchants (v3). Also mentions R. Shemuel Ismāʿīl b. Yūsuf and someone …

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    Legal documentMoss. VII,77

    Legal document in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Involving Abū l-Baqā' and the late Abū l-Riḍā, who had business dealings in Yemen. Needs further …

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    List or tableT-S 10J30.12

    Accounts in Arabic script and Greek/Coptic numerals. Payment for customs in the Red Sea ports of ʿAydhāb, Bāḍiʿ, and Sawākin. Commodities include: lac; boxthorn; myrobalan; …

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    List or tableMoss. VII,55

    Inventory of what was found in the house of a certain Yiṣḥaq. Written in Judaeo-Arabic. Written on textile (cotton?). Scribed by Avraham b. Ismāʿīl al-Maghribī. …

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    LetterT-S 20.173

    Long letter from Yaʿaqov b. Salīm, in al-Juwwa (near Aden, Yemen), to the judge and parnas Natan ha-Kohen b. Shelomo, in Fustat. Quoting Deuteronomy 32:43 …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. f 103/39

    Letter of recommendation for charity for the judge Avraham b. Yosef. The addressee is on a boat and about to set out for a voyage. …

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    Legal documentL-G Misc. 48

    Legal deed. On parchment. In the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. In which Abū ʿAlī Ḥasan al-Tinnīsī (aka Yefet b. Shemarya) appoints Makārim b. Shelomo …

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    Legal documentT-S NS 224.40 + T-S NS 184.67

    Legal document in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Ṣāfī b. Yakhin appoints [Yaʿ]aqov(?) b. Yiṣḥaq(?) al-Sijilmāsī as his agent to collect aloe from another …

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    Legal documentENA 4020.14

    Bifolium from a court notebook. Dating: One entry is dated 1411 Seleucid, which is 1099/1100 CE. The four pages have four different cases recorded in …

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    Legal documentENA 4010.2

    Partnership agreement. Dated: 11 Sivan 1347 Seleucid, which is May/June 1036 CE. Gil identifies the handwriting as that of Sahlān b. Avraham. The contents are …

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    LetterT-S Ar.54.93

    Letter from Natan b. Avraham, Fustat, to Abu Yusuf Elazar b. Isma'il, Qus, approximately 1035.

    1. וצל כתאבך יאסידי אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם עזך מע צאחב
    2. מולאי אלשיך אלגליל אדאם אללה נעמאה וטלב פי אלוקת גואבה
    3. פעלקת לך הדה אלאסטר ודכרת אן לם יצלך מני גו…

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 66/21

    Letter from a mother in Aden to her son in Egypt.

    1. בעד
    2. מן אלואלדה אלעזיזה תכץ חצרה אלולד אלעזיז אלמופק ופקה אלל : תע
    3. ואנא בטול בקאה וסהל סרעה לקאה עלי אסר חאל ואנעם
    4. באל במנה וכרמה ותנהי וצול כטך אלכר…

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    LetterENA NS 22.14

    Letter addressed to Abū l-Ṭāhir al-ʿAṭṭār (the druggist). In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Probably 12th century. Concerning the India trade. Giving details about 15 or so spices …

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    Legal documentT-S NS 321.12

    Court register, fragment. Upper left corner of a legal record. In the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Dating: 1127–39, under the reshut of Maṣliaḥ Gaon. …

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