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  • Tags: Asaad Butrus

Date: 6/12/1915
A letter from Aziz who reassures his father about business and shares news of friends and family in diaspora.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_044.pdf

Date: 7/15/1912
A letter from Aziz who asks about a piece of land for sale and how much it costs. Then he shares that he is sending clothes with a friend who is visiting Lebanon.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_042.pdf

Date: 10/6/1911
A letter from Aziz who sends money to his father through Ottoman Bank and reassures him about his businesses. He goes on to send his greetings to family and friends.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_041.pdf

Date: 3/19/1908
A letter from Aziz informs his father about Khalil's court case. Khalil had lent some money to a man, Andraws Remanna, but he didn't pay him back so Khalil took him to court.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_039.pdf

Date: 3/23/1907
A letter from Aziz who informs his father that business is not going well and that is why he didn't write for a while. He also shares that his brother Salem, is moving to Salem, West Virginia to open a new store. Aziz sends greetings to his family…
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_038.pdf

Date: 7/20/1905
A letter from Aziz who informs his father that he sent a watch and [illegible] to his brother Youssuf. He sends greetings to family and friends.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_030.pdf

Date: 4/6/1905
A letter from Aziz who reassures his father about life and work and expresses happiness for receiving his brother, Sassine's, handwritten letter. He also shares news of friends and family in the diaspora and sends greetings.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_028.pdf

Date: 11/28/1904
A letter from Aziz who reassures his father about his life and work. He asks about his brother Youssuf and whether he needs money or anything else while he is in school. Aziz tells his father that he would send some money when he could and that his…
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_025.pdf

Date: 11/15/1909
A letter from Khalil who asks if his family received the things he sent earlier and about the water issue in Shaghour. He asks about buildings in Kafra, Lebanon, and sends greetings to family and friends.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_040.pdf

Date: 1/28/1906
A letter from Khalil who tells his uncle he started collecting donations for Mar Sassine church and explains the details.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_034.pdf

Date: 12/10/1905
A letter from Khalil who sends greetings and asks about the water issue in Shaghour. He tell his uncle that he sent them clothes and asks him to confirm receipt.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_033.pdf

Date: 9/28/1905
A letter from Khalil who discusses church maintenance and sends his greetings. He informs his uncle that Salem is visiting Lebanon, so he can send Youssuf with him, but he encourages Youssuf to learn English until then.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_032.pdf

Date: 1905-1906
A part of a letter (first part missing) from Khalil which discusses the marriage of his brother Salem and the details of the proposal to the bride's family.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_047.pdf

Date: 12/15/1904
A letter from Khalil who asks his uncle to confirm whether he talked to Helen's family about his brother Salem and whether money is needed.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_027.pdf

Date: 8/25/1904
A letter from Khalil who tells his uncle that, Salem, his brother, is not going to Lebanon this year and he wants him to ask about a lady, Helen, for his brother to marry. He asks his uncle to request her family and hers approval.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_026.pdf

Date: 8/19/1904
A letter from Khalil who asks about properties or lands for sale in the village, shares news of family and friends in diaspora, and tells him he is sending them money with a friend going home.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_024.pdf

Date: 6/7/1904
A letter from Khalil who thanks his uncle for his recent letters where he confirms the receipt of items (clothes) sent by Khalil. Khalil apologizes for not sending the pistol/gun to his uncle and for not finding a trustworthy person to take it. He…
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_023.pdf

Date: 2/9/1904
A letter from Khalil who advises his uncles to buy the property of Alphons Naqash and use it to build a church. He encourages the family to be in agreement on this issue.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_022.pdf

Date: 1/7/1904
A letter from Khalil who tells his uncle to do what he sees right in work according to the power he has from Khalil, and to send him the costs of any renovations and contributions to church. He asks about his sister Maryam.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_021.pdf

Date: 12/16/1903
Two letters: The first letter Aziz sends greetings to family and friends and congratulates his father for running the patrimony of Mar Sassine. In the second letter Khalil tells his uncle he is visiting his cousins and he couldn't send the things…
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_020.pdf

Date: 12/15/1903
A letter from Khalil who asks his uncle about the patrimony of Mar Sassine, the extending of the church and the house next to it, and the water issue in Shaghour.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_019.pdf

Date: 12/6/1903
A letter from Khalil who asks his uncle about his father's debts and the water issue in Shaghour.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_018.pdf

Date: 9/5/1903
A letter from Khalil who asks his uncle Asaad about his father who was sick and died. He sends his love, prayers, and greetings to his father and family. Khalil asks what his father's final words were.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_016.pdf

Date: 1900
A letter from Khalil who expresses his love and admiration of Shafiqa and asks for her hand for marriage so she can come to the United States with her brother Aziz. *The letter is undated, but due to the context we assume it was written between June…
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_046.pdf

Date: 6/17/1900
A letter from Khalil to Asaad Butrus Raad. After writing greetings to all of the family, Khalil asks the hand of Asaad's daughter Shafiqa. He asks him to talk with his father about arrangements and details.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_005.pdf
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