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Yousef Elias Kattan to Hanna Giries Kattan, Bethlehem 22 Dec 1921

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Holly Stepp & Jacob Norris
This image is a digital reproduction of a handwritten letter and accompanying translation donated by William Kattan.

The letter is from Yousef Elias Kattan (writing from Bethlehem) to Hanna Giries Kattan who was the head of the family business in Bethlehem and father of the siblings who founded branches of the business in Sudan, India, Japan, Chile and the UK.

This letter exists as part of the Kattan Family Letters collection within the William Kattan...

Partnership agreement between Hanna, Nakhleh and Victor, 1956

Jacob Norris, Leila Sansour, Holly Stepp & Bea Brown
These images are a digital reproduction of a document donated by William Victor Kattan and its typed Arabic transcription.

The document is a partnership agreement between Hanna Kattan, Nakhleh Kattan, and Victor Kattan, written in Arabic in 1956. A typed Arabic transcription of the document is also included.
These images exists as part of the Kattan Documents collection within the William Victor Kattan project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

Dataset for Everyday Childhoods research project. Funmi - Recursive Interview

Liam Berriman
This data was collected as part of Funmi's recursive interview, carried out on the 09/12/2014 with Liam Berriman. This item belongs to the Everyday Childhoods project dataset. For more information, click on the project or collection link.

Gharghour Zoughbi discussing the Ottoman period and World War I

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Bea Brown & Jacob Norris
Gharghour Zoughbi interviewed by Wafa Abd al-Ahad on 22 March 1994.
He discusses the following: declaration of World War I; economic situation; customs and traditions at that time; condition of people’s houses; Ottoman military and the guns they used; locust plague; drought of 1916; disease and starvation; emigration as a way to avoid the hardships and conscription; methods of transportation; uprisings against Ottoman rule; people's reactions to the end of the war.
Original audio recording:...

Fadwa Tawfiq Abu Atta, aged 93 from Beit Jala discussing the Ottoman period and World War I

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Bea Brown & Jacob Norris
Fadwa Tawfiq Abu Atta (93 years old, born 1907 from Beit Jala) interviewed by Niveen Jabrieh on 22 March 2000.
She discusses the following: military conscription during World War I and the injustice of Ottoman rule; people either had to pay or marry a foreign woman to avoid conscription; the Ottoman army used to leer at women and rape them; talks about marriage traditions – how the wedding festival lasted for 10 days; education was...

Leila Kattan (daughter of Margo Mubarak Kattan (nee Kattan) and the Pasha Tewfiq Mubarak Kattan) on her wedding day, Amman, Jordan, 22 April 1957 (2)

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Holly Stepp & Jacob Norris
This image is a digital reproduction of a black and white photograph donated by William Kattan.

The photograph captures Leila Kattan, daughter of Margo Mubarak Kattan (nee Kattan) and the Pasha Tewfiq Mubarak Kattan, on her wedding day in Amman, Jordan.
This image exists as part of the Kattan Family collection within the William Kattan project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

King Hussein of Jordan, Bethlehem, Palestine, c.1952

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Holly Stepp & Jacob Norris
This image is a digital reproduction of a black and white photograph donated by William Kattan.

The photograph features King Hussein of Jordan, who reigned over Jordan, Bethlehem and the wider West Bank during the years 1952-1991 when Jordan had control over these areas. Victor Giries Kattan had met King Hussein as his brother-in-law the Pasha Tewfiq Mubarak Kattan was an advisor to his father King Talal.

This image exists as part of the Kattan...

Habib to Khalil, Idar (Germany) 3 Jan 1921

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Holly Stepp & Jacob Norris
This image is a digital reproduction of a handwritten letter (with accompanying transcription) donated by William Kattan.

The letter is from Habib Giries Kattan (writing from Idar, Germany) to his brother Khalil Giries Kattan. Habib and Khalil were running the family business in Sudan at this time.

This image exists as part of the Kattan Family Letters collection within the William Kattan project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

Trademark registration letter from the Sudan government

Jacob Norris, Leila Sansour, Holly Stepp, Natalia Garcia & Ellie Stebbing
This image is a digital reproduction of a document donated by William Victor Kattan.

The image depicts a Trademark Ordinance dated 20 January, 1932. It is a certificate of registration to Khalil and Habib Kattan.

This image exists as part of the Kattan Documents collection within the William Victor Kattan project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

George Harb Photos

Freja Howat-Maxted, Jacob Norris & Leila Sansour
This collection is made up of digitised photographs from George Harb's personal collection. The materials have been digitised by the Planet Bethlehem Archive.
Renowned speech maker of Bethlehem, George Harb, has donated a collection of images that document life in Bethlehem from the 1920s to the present day. An elected member of the Municipal Council for 18 years and teacher of Arabic at the Frères school (the first in the region to go co-ed), Harb’s...

Jullia Kabande, Katherine, Suleiman Farhat, George Farhat, c.1923

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Holly Stepp & Jacob Norris
This image is a digital reproduction of a black and white photograph donated by Kathy Sa'ade Kenny.

This is a photograph of Katrina Sa’ade’s family in the early years of her second marriage to Suleiman Farhat. The photo features Katrina’s daughter from her first marriage to Emilio Kabande Julia (left), Katrina (centre left), Suleiman Farhat (centre right), and George Farhat (right).

This image exists as part of the Farhat Family collection within the Katrina Sa'ade...

Pasha Tewfiq Kattan attending charity event with family, Bethlehem, Palestine, c.1951 (13)

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Holly Stepp & Jacob Norris
This image is a digital reproduction of a black and white photograph donated by William Kattan.
The photograph captures some of the guests, including the Kattan family and members of the Church, at a charity event in Bethlehem. The event was most likely organised by Margo Mubarak Kattan's (nee Kattan) husband the Pasha Tewfiq Mubarak Kattan. Pasha Tewfiq served as a political candidate for the Jordanian government during the period of Jordanian rule over Bethlehem...

Sudanese Elite Social Club, Omdurman, Sudan, c.1941 (1)

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Holly Stepp & Jacob Norris
This image is a digital reproduction of a black and white photograph donated by William Kattan.

The image depicts a social club for elites in Sudanese society, possibly The Lions Club. Victor Giries Kattan is pictured third from the right in the back row, and in the front row, fourth from the right, is Judge Cotran. Cotran was a Palestinian judge who was transferred from Palestine Service to Sudan as a judge, and thus was...

Printed trademark of man with sword for Khalil and Habib

Jacob Norris, Leila Sansour, Holly Stepp, Natalia Garcia & Ellie Stebbing
This image is a digital reproduction of a document donated by William Victor Kattan.

The image depicts a printed illustration of a man on a horse with English printed below. This is part of a series of trademark logos proposed for the Kattan businesses in Sudan, Egypt and Europe in the 1920s and 30s.
This image exists as part of the Kattan Documents collection within the William Victor Kattan project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

Family correspondance, 1920 (5)

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Holly Stepp, Jacob Norris & William Kattan
This image is a digital reproduction of a handwritten letter and accompanying translation donated by William Kattan. The letter was sent from Josephine Barbagallo (nee Kattan). This image exists as part of the Kattan Family Letters collection within the William Kattan project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

Social gathering, Sudan, c.1946

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Holly Stepp & Jacob Norris
This image is a digital reproduction of a black and white photograph donated by William Kattan.
The image depicts a social gathering in Sudan in the first half of the 20th century.
This image exists as part of the Kattan Family collection within the William Kattan project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

Portrait of Marguerite Kattan on her wedding day, Bethlehem, Palestine, 1936

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Holly Stepp & Jacob Norris
This image is a digital reproduction of a black and white photograph donated by William Kattan.
The photograph is a portrait of Victor Giries Kattan's wife Marguerite Kattan (nee Mattia Kattan) on their wedding day.
This image exists as part of the Kattan Family collection within the William Kattan project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

Partnership agreement between Hanna, Nakhleh and Victor, 1956

Jacob Norris, Leila Sansour, Holly Stepp & Bea Brown
These images are a digital reproduction of a document donated by William Victor Kattan and its typed Arabic transcription.

The document is a partnership agreement between Hanna Kattan, Nakhleh Kattan, and Victor Kattan, written in Arabic in 1956. A typed Arabic transcription of the document is also included.
These images exists as part of the Kattan Documents collection within the William Victor Kattan project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

Dataset for Everyday Childhoods research project. Aliyah - Favourite Things Interview (embargo)

Liam Berriman
This data was collected as part of Aliyah's favourite things interview, carried out on the 11/01/2014 with Liam Berriman. This item belongs to the Everyday Childhoods project dataset. For more information, click on the project or collection link.

Dataset for Everyday Childhoods research project. Saffron - Multimedia Data Presentation

Liam Berriman
A multimedia presentation of Saffron's data created on Prezi. This item belongs to the Everyday Childhoods project dataset. For more information, click on the project or collection link.

Habib Giries Kattan, Manchester, UK, July 1956

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Holly Stepp, Jacob Norris & William Kattan
This image is a digital reproduction of a black and white photograph donated by William Kattan.

The photograph features Habib Giries Kattan possibly in Manchester UK after he and his wife Nelly moved there early in the first quarter of the 20th century to open an office to export fabric from Africa. After the Second World War, Habib sold his business to the British government as they were looking to modernise fabric production.

This image...

Khalil and Giries to Habib, Bethlehem 8 Jan 1920

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Holly Stepp & Jacob Norris
This image is a digital reproduction of a handwritten letter and accompanying transcription donated by William Kattan.

The letter was sent from Giries Hanna Kattan and his son Khalil Giries Kattan in Bethlehem to Khalil's brother Habib Giries Kattan.

This image exists as part of the Kattan Family Letters collection within the William Kattan project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

Portrait of Marguerite Kattan (nee Mattia Kattan), c.1956

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Holly Stepp & Jacob Norris
This image is a digital reproduction of a colour photograph donated by William Kattan.
The image is a portrait of Victor Giries Kattan's wife Marguerite Kattan (nee Mattia Kattan) posing in a living room.
This image exists as part of the Kattan Family Photos collection within the William Kattan project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

Jiryes Suleiman Farhat, c.1930

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Holly Stepp & Jacob Norris
This image is a digital reproduction of a black and white photograph donated by Kathy Sa'ade Kenny.

This photograph is a portrait of Katrina Sa’ade’s father-in-law Jiryes Suleiman Farhat, the father of her second husband Suleiman Farhat, c. 1930s, in Ramallah, Palestine.

This image exists as part of the Farhat Family collection within the Katrina Sa'ade project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

Issa Said Sahoury to Giries Hanna Kattan, Bethlehem 5 Nov 1921

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Holly Stepp & Jacob Norris
This image is a digital reproduction of a handwritten letter and accompanying transcription donated by William Kattan.

The letter is from Issa Said Sahoury to Giries Hanna Kattan, who set up the Kattan family merchant business in Sudan.

This image exists as part of the Kattan Family Letters collection within the William Kattan project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

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