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A letter from Khalil to his father, Youssuf Raad. He sends his greetings and asks about the family and his father. Khalil asks his father to collect a notice of repayment (bill) from Khawaja Asaad Ibrahim, who will arrive in Lebanon soon. He includes…
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_001.pdf

A letter from Khalil to his father, sending greetings to his father and family. Khalil informs his father that he lent his cousin [name not clear] 6 liras, and wants his father to take a payment note for one year. He reassures his father about…
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_002.pdf

Date: circa 1900
A letter from Khalil who expresses his love and admiration of Shafiqa and asks for her hand in 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

Two letters: One from Aziz & Shafiqa Asaad Butrus Raad to their father confirming the arrival to their cousin Khalil and asking about family and sending their regards. The second letters is from Khalil to his uncle, Asaad, confirming the arrival of…
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_006.pdf

Two letters: One from Khalil to his uncle, Asaad, apologizing for writing to him late due to work, asking about family and friends, and sending greetings. The second letters is from Aziz to his father, Asaad, telling him about the marriage of Khalil…
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_007.pdf

A letter from Aziz to his father, Asaad, sending Easter greetings and wishes to family and friends.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_008.pdf

A letter from Aziz to his father, Asaad, that includes his greetings to family and friends. Aziz also asks for his father to continue praying for him as he always does.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_009.pdf

A letter from Aziz sending Christmas and New Year's greetings to his family and friends. He shares that his sister, Shafiqa, had a baby girl on January 6th and apologizes for his lack of letters due to a heavy workload. He then asks about the recent…
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_010.pdf

Date: 1902 May 12
A letter from Khalil who asks about his uncle's health and assures him about his son Aziz and daughter Shafiqa. He sends his uncle money through the Ottoman Bank and asks him to write back confirming money receipt.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_011.pdf

Date: 1902 May 18
A letter from Aziz who sends greetings to his family and friends and tells his father that he sent him money. Aziz also shares that he recently partnered with his cousin for business.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_012.pdf

A letter from Khalil who sends greetings to his family and friends and tells his uncle that a friend is returning to Lebanon for visit. He also asks his uncle to send a response when they receive the money he sent. Lastly, Khalil asks his father and…
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_013.pdf

A letter, probably from Khalil, asking about the water issue in Shaghour. He discusses sending money to family while also asking about land for sale and debts to people in the village. Lastly, he sends his greetings.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_014.pdf

Two letters: In the first letter Khalil sends greetings to his family and friends. He then asks his uncle about the water issue in Shaghour, his son Youssuf, and becoming a cleric. Khalil then encourages his uncle to educate all of his sons and…
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_015.pdf

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

A letter from Aziz who reassures his father about his life and work and sends greetings to his family and friends. Due to the Beirut riot, Aziz was unable to send money to his family.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_017.pdf

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

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

Two letters: in 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

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

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: 1904 June 07
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

A letter from Khalil who asks about properties or land 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

A letter from Aziz reassuring 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

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 approval from her and her family.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/KJosephCollection/KJoseph_026.pdf

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