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    State documentT-S Ar.39.219

    End of a petition in Arabic script. Asking for permission to enter Egypt on behalf of a group of people. In a different hand, there …

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    LetterENA 2540.1

    Letter of petition to Sa'adya the great prince - probably the father of Mevorakh b. Sa'adya. The writer complains that he and his family are …

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    LetterENA 4020.5

    The widow of Hiyya, a well known Fustat judge active 1129-1160s, wrote this expressive Hebrew petition to the Jewish congregation of Fustat. Her father was …

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    State documentENA 2808.56

    Petition in Arabic script, in a chancery hand. The sender is saying, to paraphrase, "I am your most devoted servant, so don't force me to …

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    State documentENA NS 77.200

    Fatimid state document, perhaps a petition (...min iḥsānik...). On verso, Hebrew literary text.

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    State documentENA 1487.71

    Petition from a man described as having many dependents (the first two lines read: wa-huwa mamlūk kabīr al-ʿāʾila wa-yasal al-inʿām ʿalayhi wa-al-iḥsān ʾilayhi bi-khurūj ilā …

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    State documentT-S Ar.51.107

    State document, Fatimid period. Petition to a vizier of Al-ʿĀḍid li-Dīn Allāh from a baker in Fusṭāṭ concerning a debt that he had incurred with …

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    State documentT-S Ar.42.94

    State document. Dating: ca. beginning of the 13th century (Ayyubid period). Petition from Khuyalāʾ b. Ḥasan and Abū l-Jaysh to the caliph al-ʿĀdil regarding an …

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.51.106

    State document. Petition to a Fatimid official titled ʿAmīd al-Dawla requesting that the state seize the petitioner's properties in Palestine because they are not producing …

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    LetterT-S Ar.42.13

    Letter/petition in Arabic script. The tarjama containing the name of the sender at upper left seems to have been deliberately torn away; the remainder of …

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    State documentT-S Ar.51.108

    Recto, with address on verso: Petition from Muslim b. ʿAlī b. Muslim to Abū l-Faraj b. [...] b. Yūḥannā. Phrases that jump out are "wa-laysa …

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    State documentT-S Ar.39.493

    Recto: Petition, probably. In Arabic script, in a Fatimid chancery hand, with huge space between the lines. Portions of two lines are preserved: ...ʿalā yadih …

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    State documentT-S Ar.35.126

    Fatimid petition, right side only. Verso as catalogued, but written before the legal document on recto (see separate record).

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    State documentT-S Ar.38.13

    Probably a petition, but possibly a legal document. In Arabic script. On parchment. About 6 lines are preserved. Includes phrases such as "as your [excellency] …

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    State documentT-S NS 111.63

    Official correspondence in Arabic script. Maybe a petition (at least in the sense that the sender is buttering up the addressee and asking for a …

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    State documentT-S AS 218.155

    Recto: Petition, fragment. Perhaps involving the plunder and occupation of a house (....al-bayt wa-nahabū... ikhrājuhum ʿanhu... fa-mā li-l-mamlūk illā marāḥim al-mawlā...). The form of the …

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    LetterT-S NS 264.74

    Letter in Hebrew. Fragment, only the first few lines are preserved. Calligraphic and formal style. Probably the beginning of a letter of appeal.

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    State documentT-S NS 305.19

    Petition. In large Arabic script, wide space between the lines, in a chancery hand. This is a small fragment from the lower right corner of …

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    LetterT-S NS J591

    Letter/petition to a certain Net[an'el]. Written in Judaeo-Arabic. Little of the content remains; mentions household items (ḥawā'ij al-bayt) and the writer's shame.

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    LetterT-S K1.148

    Letter or petition in Hebrew and Arabic, private rather than state. On verso is a detailed curse in Judaeo-Arabic, Aramaic and Hebrew against whoever stole …

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    State documentT-S Ar.20.21

    Fragment of a petition in Arabic script. The petitioners complain to the authorities that a certain person is corrupting their religious status quo (niẓām) and …

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    LetterJRL Gaster ar. 372

    Letter/petition. In Arabic script. Fragmentary (only the upper left corner is preserved). There are two lines of grand titles for the presumably Muslim addressee ([...] …

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    State documentT-S AS 111.37

    Petition fragment. Contains part of a raʾy clause and a reference to Dīwān al-Shām al-Maʿmūr, and then perhaps "the response of the slave with what …

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.35.126

    Legal document in Arabic: acknowledgement (iqrār). Recto as catalogued, but written after the Fatimid petition on verso (see separate record). Date isn't easy to read; …

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    State documentT-S Misc.22.286

    Petition opening to a vizier of al-Ḥāfiẓ. Dating: 531–33 AH, which is 1137–39 CE. On verso there is a Hebrew liturgical text. (Information from Khan.)

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    State documentT-S B12.39

    Opening of a petition (or report) to the caliph al-Ẓāhir li-Iʿzāz Dīn Allāh, mentioning Ḥusayn b. Yasīr. Dating: 1021–36 CE. On verso there is an …

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    LetterT-S Ar.39.57

    Petition from a certain Manṣūr to an unidentified addressee (though Goitein assumed that "Sayyidnā" meant "the Nagid"). In Arabic script. The sender is a poor …

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    LetterENA 4020.10

    Petition for assitance due to poverty to Netanel ha-Levi (putting us in the secnd half of the 12th century). On the back there is a …

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    State documentT-S 16.102

    A Jew from Alexandria who had bought some merchandise from the dīwān, but had to return it, asks to be given those goods back and …

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    LetterENA 3907.9

    Letter from Abū Manṣūr to [al-Shaykh] al-Makīn al-Ṣayrafī, in Qūṣ (here called "thaghr Qūṣ"). In Arabic script, elegantly written. The sender opens with respectful greetings …

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    State documentENA 2762.8

    Recto: Fragment of a letter in Arabic script, possibly a petition. Contains blessings for the addressee: "li-ʿālim(?) khallaṣahu(?) li-ʿālamīn(?) adāma Allāhu saʿdahū wa waṭṭada(?)... majdahu …

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    State documentENA 3935.4

    Petition in Arabic script. There are multiple senders, one of whom may be the Jew Abū [...] (line 2). Much of the readily legible text …

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    State documentENA NS 24.11

    Petition, probably. In Arabic script. Only one line and a couple words from the line below are preserved. "irtifāʿ mā. . . lā yadillu ʿalayhi. …

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    LetterENA 1628.35

    Petition opening (the slave kisses the hand of the lord). The name al-Shaykh al-Makin Abu al-Faraj is mentioned - placing us in Avraham Maimonides's time. …

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    State documentT-S Ar.40.3

    Draft of a petition from […] Mukhliṣ, in Minyat Ghamr, to an Ayyubid dignitary. In Arabic script. The petitioner complains about the young son of …

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    State documentCUL Or.1081 1.2

    Petition from Abū l-Ḥasan b. Dāʾūd to a Fatimid dignitary. In Arabic script. The petitioner is a poor young man, whose father died destitute and …

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    State documentCUL Or.1080 15.77

    Petition to the Fatimid vizier concerning an allowance. Dating: First half of the 12th century. The verso contains a Judaeo-Arabic text concerning the Jewish calendar. …

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    State documentT-S NS 228.41

    Petition from Ṭāhir b. Isḥāq, a poor man from Alexandria, to the amir Qarāqūsh. In Arabic script. Ṭāhir had rented a shop in Alexandria from …

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    State documentT-S Ar.29.186

    Petition to a Fatimid vizier regarding the repayment of a debt. The petitioner asks for help in dealing with the head of the arsenal, Abū …

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.42.143

    Recto: Part of a petition to a caliph. Verso: Document confirming the granting of a gift without any conditions. - needs examination.

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    State documentT-S Ar.42.195

    Petition to a Fatimid dignitary concerning (or from?) a certain Abū l-Faraj apparently regarding various properties in a neighborhood (and perhaps their commandeering?). Subsidiary to …

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    LetterT-S Ar.42.200

    According to Polliack & Baker catalogue this is a petition. It seems to have address on verso- needs examination. (AA)

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    State documentT-S Ar.40.125

    Petition, draft. in Arabic script. Arranged in four columns on a bifolium, with text at 90 degrees in the space between columns. Needs further examination. …

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    LetterT-S Ar.41.83

    Petition to a high-ranking dignitary - needs examination. (FGP)

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.35.368

    Petition - needs examination.

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    State documentT-S NS 134.34

    Petition in Arabic script.

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    State documentT-S NS 171.28

    Petition addressed to a Jewish dignitary. Dating unknown. The document is mainly in Arabic script but interspersed with biblical quotations and phrases in Hebrew. The …

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    State documentT-S NS 193.76

    Petition. In Arabic script, in a beautiful chancery hand. Portions of 4 lines are preserved. Includes the raʾy clause (fī hādha l-bābi ʿālī l-raʾyi in …

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    State documentT-S NS 261.128

    Petition. Small fragment. Contains a taqbīl clause (and not much else). Reused for a text in Judaeo-Arabic (prognostications or dream interpretations?).

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    State documentT-S NS 297.18

    Petition addressed to a dignitary. In Arabic script. The petitioner may be named Abū ʿAlī b Abū Bakr al-Bazzāz (the clothier). Needs further examination.

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