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Title:Seven letters from the Tripoli archives
Author:Gwarzo, Hassan Ibrahim
Periodical:Kano Studies
Geographic terms:Libya
Northern Nigeria
Subject:letters (form)
Abstract:The Libyan Government Archives (Dar al-Mahfuzat al-Tarikhiyya) contain many original letters which throw light on the relations between the Shaikhs of Bornu and the Ottoman rulers of Libya in the 19th century and also reveal the importance of the trade between Libya and the Central Sudan. In 1968 the author discovered 14 of these letters. Only 7 letters are treated here. Two of the 7 are available only in translation from Turkish. The rest are photo-copies of the originals. They are all 19th century letters and broadly speaking can be classified into: letters originating from Bornu directed to the Mutasarrifs of Fezzan or to the Walis of Tripoli and letters sent from Fezzan to Tripoli on matters; concerning either Bornu or Kano. Notes, photo-copies. (See also: Five letters from the Tripoli Archives, in Jl. Hist. Soc. Nigeria, 1962, 3, p. 350-371).