This collection consists of letters and postcards donated to the Planet Bethlehem Archive by William Victor Kattan.
The letters were written in Arabic between 1913 and 1928 by the daughters and sons of Hanne Salame Kattan and Giries Hanna Kattan. Many of the letters were exchanged between the eldest three of these siblings, Khalil, Josephine and Habib, detailing the family's business and social lives in Sudan, Germany and Egypt in that period. There are also a number of letters exchanged with the siblings' father, Giries, who was still operating the family business in Bethlehem in the 1920s.
Transcribed versions of the Arabic letters are included, alongside scans of the original versions.
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