The underling Neni writes to his superior, the steward Iyib, decorously reminding him to deal with some property. Two previous letters have not produced any response. A man called Waah is known from a will and may be the same man as the property owner mentioned here; if so, this letter may date to the reign of Amenamhet IV (c. 1790 BC). [Adapted from R.B.Parkinson, Voices from Ancient Egypt.]
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Translations of this letter can be found in
E. Wente, Letters From Ancient Egypt, pp.70-80, and in
R. B. Parkinson, Voices from Ancient Egypt, pp.90-92.
I have added a few notes on some "peculiarities" of the writing in this letter here.
I have presented a modified version of this letter in "Neni Writes A Letter," where you may find some assistance with the background, structure and special vocabulary of formal letters of the Middle Kingdom.
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