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...A letter documenting the initial stages of Lady Hester Stanhope's well-chronicled sojourn east, while her plans were yet in their infancy, it relates her motives for departure, offering a programmatic rationale for her eventual residence...
...A copy of a letter written by Captain Alfonso to the Venetian Fleet deployed in the Canale di Curzola (Korčulanski kanal in Croatian) on the Dalmatian coast, dated November 27, 1617....
...A long, informative letter to Sir Joseph Banks offering her expertise on Bedouin lifestyle gained from her notorious expedition into the desert with a tribe of Bedouin Arabs in January 1813, and detailing her experiences on this trip....
...Pierre Bon was Governor of Marseille and, in this letter to Monsieur de Foucquevaulx, Governor of Narbonne, he discusses the problem of the Turkish corsairs plying off the French coast. Like Marseille, Narbonne was another Mediterranean...
...Addressed by Khalil, the Governor of Tripoli (Lebanon), to ‘my brother’ and using a salutation usually reserved for the Sultan (presumably Murad IV), this letter concerns the English consul in Tripoli, seeking the sultan’s permission...
...Lady Hester informs the Consul at Rhodes of the death of Captain Loustenau, the last love of her life, who had spoken highly of the Consul and had intended to visit him to discuss some very interesting confidential matters. In 1820...
...A short letter to the Vicomte du Ponte, addressing his anger toward her and expressing frustration that he was unavailable to receive her pleas for forgiveness in person. She also sends her commiserations over the fact that his horses have...
...Contains only two documents: a list of details of the Ottoman Navy, by Sir Adolphous Slade, dated 15 August 1835 and a list of the Austrian Naval Force in the Mediterranean, 1835-36....
...A series of three letters by Capitan Pasha Hüseyin, High Admiral of the Turkish fleet, probably written by a secretary, but stamped with his own seal, addressing thanks to Admiral Lord Keith, currently commanding the British fleet...
...This letter announces the appointment of Sir Thomas Roe as ambassador and the recall of Sir John Eyre naming the bearer of the letter, John Chapman, as the 'Caya' (representative) of James I, King of England, until Roe's arrival, also...