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This chapter contains few business letters and process slips in Arabic text, its images, translation, and comments. The letters were delivered from al-Quṣayr al-Qadīm outpost on Red Sea shore. The first letter is a formal letter from Abū ʿUṯmān to his business partner Abū Isḥāq, all the stock of vinegar for sale and the receipts to ʿAbd al-Muḥsin, who is in need, to hand over. The second is a process slip of a delivery to ʿUmar b. Muḥammad. The third is a letter from Murtaḍà b. al-Kaʿbī to Hiba the carrier (al-muballiġ) to supply grain and other goods. Forth is a message to Abū l-Ġayṯ on good arrival in Qinā. Fifth is a process slip of a delivery to Ibrāhīm (b. Mufarriǧ) and ʿUmar b. Rašīd. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: al-Quṣayr al-Qadīm; Arabic text; business letters; process slips; Red Sea shore

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