item A2.7 - Egyptian passport of " Baim"

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ZA UCT BC1556_A_A2_A2.7


Egyptian passport of " Baim"


  • circa 1880-1914 (Creation)

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A passport issued to a prominent Ottoman Jewish merchant name Bai or Baim and his children to travel to and stay in Egypt. The document is printed in both French and an Ottoman script named Osmanlıca. Includes translation


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The document can be downloaded in its entirety. Any reference to this document should acknowledge the original source and the repository of the physical collection: SAHGF Archive, UCT Special Collections.

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  • French
  • Ottoman Turkish

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English translation available. Translation from Osmanli by Halim Gencoglu

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