Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Halper 420 Business letter
- Masina, Meir, 17th cent. Masina, Meir, 17th cent.
Call numberHalper 420
(Philadelphia, United States, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library, Cairo Genizah Collection)
PublisherCenter for Advanced Judaic Studies Library
late 17th century
- Recto: text starts after a blank upper quarter, 37 lines, leaving the right quarter of the page for postscript, which he fills (35 lines), written in the opposite direction; Verso: continues on upper half, 24 lines, ending with the author's signature. The second stage of the letter starts a marginal postscript of 27 lines, and continues in an additional postscript of 16 lines in the lower half; The author reports at great length to his partner, possibly in 'Azza (verso ll. 14, 35). He deals primarily in textiles, but also mentions the trade of pepper (verso l. 9). He reports on difficulties in business, largely due to high interest rates, and a plague (recto ll. 5-15); The marginal postscript on the verso starts a new session of writing, dated "Monday the 25th", upon receiving a letter from his addressee.
- Condition: complete.
Extent31.8 X 18.3 cm
- Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
- Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
- Commercial correspondence, Hebrew
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