D. Nikolaides, Disraeli, Benjamin, Governor of Syria at Damascus, H. Addington, Hagop Matteossian, Hughes, Thomas Fiott, Attaché and Oriental Secretary at Constantinople, Hussein Pasha, Stratford de Redcliffe, Stratford Canning, Viscount, 1786-1880, Vice-Consul Blunt, Victoria, Queen of Great Britain
This collection contains: (i) Letter from H. Addington to Thomas Fiott Hughes announcing his appointment as an attaché to the British embassy in Constantinople; the letter details the duties of an attaché and provides information on his salary and maintenance. (ii) Queen Victoria's official Commission of Hughes as Consul for the Pashadoms of Erzurum and Sivas. (iii) Letter from Stratford Canning, the Ambassador at Constantinople, concerning an attack on Captain Money of the Irregular Osmanlee Cavalry. (iv) Letter from Stratford Canning concerning the conduct of Vedgihi Pasha; replies to Hughes's letter of 22 March. (v) Copy of a letter in Hughes's hand (?) from Erzurum to Mr Wilson at Constantinople; there is only a section of the letter, which addresses the parlous state of the road between Erzurum and Trebizond. (vi) Copy of a letter in Hughes's hand from Erzurum to Mr Wilson at Constantinople; this letter tells of two Russian women who had escaped from the Harem of Arif Pasha; they had taken refuge at the Russian consulate and were redeemed after Arif Pasha had paid ransoms. (vii) Copy of Hussein Pasha's letter to the Grand Vizier Mehmed Emin Ali Pasha respecting Mr Giorgos Calokerinos's bankruptcy, in Ottoman Turkish. (viii) Translation of a telegram from the Governor of Syria at Damascus to Grand Vizier Mahmud Nedim Pasha; the translation is by Hughes; the letter concerns an Afghan sheik, Moussa Efendi. (ix) Part of a letter by Vice-Consul Blunt at Constantinople regarding the misdeeds of the Cadi of Bourgas; with annotations in the hand of Benjamin Disraeli. (x) Letter from Hagop Matteossian, Vekil for the Protestant community at Constantinople, to Hughes. (xi) Typed letter in French from D. Nikolaides, editor of the Journal Thraky in Constantinople, to Hughes; the letter concerns the publication of the first two volumes of ‘Recueil des lois Ottomanes’.