The Karbala's Comprehensive Civilizational Encyclopedia has monitored a number of the Ottoman sources regarding the economic atmosphere in the holy city of Karbala during the late 19th century.
One of these sources was the document numbered 29217/8 that was issued on June 10, 1899 AD, corresponding to the Islamic month of Safar 2, 1317 AH, by the Ottoman Ministry of Endowments. It was preserved within the endowments books, and was entitled "The Endowments Revenues in the Karbala District from March to May 1899 AD."
The document is one of the pages of the endowments book of the state of Baghdad for three months, (March - April - May) of the fiscal year 1315, as the revenues of the endowments in the Karbala district were as demonstrated below in (Fig. 1):
Mawsueat Karbala Al-Hadharia "Karbala Civilizational Encyclopedia".
A publication of Karbala Center for Studies and Research
The Historical Ax, Department of Modern and Contemporary History, Ottoman Documents.
[Vol. 12, Pg. 131].