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  • Tags: Asaad Butrus

Date: 8/29/1919
A letter from Laila Mahmoud who informs Asaad Butrus she received money from Youssuf Jirjis for water and firewood, [handwriting not very clear]
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_045.pdf

Date: 1/17/1907
A letter from Youssuf who reassures his father about himself and his brother, Aziz, and sends greetings to family and friends. Youssuf jokes about Aziz's Arabic handwriting which is not very good.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_037.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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 1899-08-27
A letter from Khalil to Asaad Butrus, sending greetings to all of his family. He apologizes for missing [names not clear] in the station and sends money to family. To ensure the family receives the money, he asks for confirmation of receipt.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_003.pdf

Date: 1899-09-13
A letter from Khalil to Asaad Butrus, sending greetings to all of his family. Khalil sent Butrus 30 liras through the Ottoman Bank transfer and asks him to write a note and give it to Khalil's father. Khalil requests Asaad to write back when he…
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_004.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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
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