Autograph letter / document signed 'Mehmed Fuad' to the director of library of Darülfünûn [i.e. Istanbul University] Fehmi Edhem Karatay, (1888-1968).
MEHMED FUAD KÖPRÜLÜ, (Historian and politician), (1890-1966).
ALS / ADS Manuscript - Letterhead 'Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Istanbul Darülfünûnu', Ist. 1927.
Original manuscript autograph letter / document signed by Köprülüzâde Mehmed Fuad, (1890-1966), sent to the director of library of Darülfünûn [i.e. Istanbul University] Fehmi Edhem Karatay, (1888-1968). 25x16 cm. In Ottoman scrript. 1 p. 7 lines. Letterhead 'Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Istanbul Darülfünûnu'. Dated 8 Tesrinisani 927. Signed as 'Darülfünûn Edebiyat Fakültesii Reisi' [i.e. President of the Istanbul University Faculty of Literature]. "Darülfünûn Kütübhâne Müdürü Fehmi Bey'e, Vazifenizdeki gayret ve faaliyetden dolayi taltifiniz lüzûmu hakkinda...". Köprülü was a highly influential Turkish sociologist, turkologist, scholar, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey. A descendant of the illustrious noble Albanian Köprülü family, whose influence in shaping Ottoman history between 1656 and 1711 surpassed even that of the House of Osman, Fuat Köprülü was a key figure in the intersection of scholarship and politics in early 20th century Turkey. Following the coup d'état in 1960 he was tried at the Yassiada trials but found not guilty. Fehmi Edhem Karatay, (1888-1968), was a Turkish / Ottoman who had important services in the establishment of modern Turkish librarianship. He was known with his very important catalogue on the printed books in Turkish with Arabic letters before Seyfettin Özege.