Manuscripts: Royal decree

Documents in this section include both manuscripts and early printed forms of broadsheets complete with royal seals and signatures issued by the sultans of the Maldives.


Inventory of goods owed to Sultan Shams al-Dīn by the people of Dhiddho, including coir rope, sail canvas, smithing materials, cowrie shells, fish, and currency (lari). The royal demand is for both the capital and the dividends earned on that be repaid. Watermark on paper: 'Graemhald Foolscap Supreme - Best Dutch Make'.