Autograph document sealed 'Yusuf Râzî Giridî'.
YUSUF RÂZÎ GIRIDÎ [BEL], (Ottoman / Turkish member of 'Sûrâ-yi Devlet-i Osmanî', translator of 'Le Harem Impérial', poet, journalist), (1870-1947).
Original Manuscript ALS., Ist., [AH 1329] = 1913 AD.
Original autograph document signed by Yusuf Râzî Giridî Bel. 23,5x15,5 cm. In Ottoman script. 1 p. Six lines. Script: "Yalniz elli aded lira-yi Osmanîdir. Defter-i Hakânî Nezâreti muavini Refik Beyefendi'nin nakden elli lira-yi Osmanî ... ahz ettigimi ve meblag-i mezbûru tarih-i senedden itibâren alti ay zarfinda iâde edecegimi mübeyyin isbû sened müsarileyhe ita kilindi. 17 Subay 329, Sûrâ-yi Devlet âzâsindan Yusuf Râzî Giridî.". Yusuf Razi, who was born in 1870, is the son of Sirri Pasha, known as Giritli, and Leyla Hanim, one of the well-known poets and composers of the time. After graduating from Galatasaray High School, Yusuf Razi, who studied engineering in Paris, was appointed as a member of the Ottoman Council of State after teaching at the Engineering School for a while. Yusuf Razi, who left all his duties in 1920, wrote articles in various magazines and newspapers and worked in (Resimli Kitap) and (Şehbal) magazines published after the Second Constitutional Monarchy in 1908. Meanwhile, Yusuf Razi was the Turkish correspondent for magazines published in Berlin and Paris titled 'Illustration' and 'Illustriert Berlin'. Later he translated and published his mother Leyla Hanim's memoirs under the title "Le Harem Impérial" in Paris. During his life, Yusuf Razi, who also worked as the General Directorate of Postal Telegraph and Istanbul City Hall, translated many books.