Three Armenian Documents
1) The first piece is a letter in French dated February 25 of 1944 relating to the Armenian community in Alexandria in Egypt (“Armenian prelature”, “Alexandria” according to scholar Haig Utidjian).
According to scholar Guillaume Aral, “This is a legal document by the patriarcat’s office naming the heirs of late Artin Lokmagueuzian.”
My friend and linguist Chris Schwendinger notes, “It is a letter indicating the above person is deceased. It states place of origin and an interesting history. As the individual above mentioned, the 4 heirs are listed at the end of the document. “
According to Talin Suciyan, “The documents are from 1850s. The long text is about the manipulation of sales process of a farm in Yenisehir. A certain Rüstem Pasha, probably the local governor, said to have owned the farm, in order to shy away potential buyers. The author’s name is Hovhannes Yaghjian. The other document with arabic numbers is the register of revenues, where we can see the products sent to the capital.”
2) The second item is an envelope containing a letter and a large sheet with details in Turko-Armenian.
3) The third item is a pre World War II hand made atlas of Africa, India, China and Southeast Asia in Armenian.