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[Business Letter to ʻArus ben Joseph, Fustat] : manuscript.

Author/Creator:
Yitsḥaḳ ben Aharon Sigilmasi.
Publication:
[Orient, 12th century?]
Format/Description:
Book
1 fol. : torn along bottom; marginal postscript on recto.
Paper 12.4 X 11.4 cm material applied: black ink ruling method: in mail format columns: lines: 14 extant (recto).
Subjects:
Yitsḥaḳ ben Aharon Sigilmasi -- Correspondence.
Abu Alifraḥ ʻArus ben Yosef -- Correspondence.
Silk industry -- Egypt -- History -- To 1500.
Judeo-Arabic letters
Language:
Judeo-Arabic. Hebrew Oriental semi-cursive.
Notes:
Verso bears the signature and address.
Published, with translation and notes, by M. Gil: Be-malkhut Yishmaʹel bi-teḳufat ha-Geʹonim / Moshe Gil. Tel Aviv University of Tel Aviv, 1997, v. 4, p. 403-404 (no. 735).
The addressee is known from other Genizah documents as a dealer in purple cloth. His Hebrew name is Abraham. See Goitein, A Mediterranean Society, vol. I, p. 207, index.
Eight other articles of his mail have been published by Gil, ibid. nos. 467, 468, 607, 697, 714, 767, 785 and 786. In the address here the title Abu'l-Ifraḥ is added to his name.
The writer informs ʻArus of payments that he made for him. He reports on prices, including that of silk, and of the difficulty of sending currency overland. In the marginal postscript he sends regards to Abu ʻAli ben Solomon (Alashqar).
Forms part of: Cairo Genizah Collection.
Penn Provenance:
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
Amram.
Cited in:
Halper, no. 405
IMHM, no. F38400
Contributor:
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Contained In:
Cairo Genizah Collection
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