Letter sent from Alexandria, in which the writer, Abraham b. Elʿazar the doctor, reports about the arrival of a ship from Marseilles containing queries from a distant country to Maimonides. He complains about a new imposition by the Sultan and the general poverty of the local community.
Recto: draft of a Hebrew letter concerning consignments of money, charitable collections and the sending of books. Verso: Judaeo-Arabic letter from Abraham b. Hillel, introduced by 1 Samuel 25:6. It describes the arrival of a letter from ‘the son’ (probably the addressee’s) Moses ha-Kohen and sends congratulations on the opening of a perfumer’s shop, with jottings mentioning Manṣūr Ibn al-[...].