Autograph letter sealed 'Naum' as Paris ambassador of the Imperial Ottoman, sent to 'Ottoman Foreign Ministry', on the Ottoman princes that [Abdürrahim] Muhib Pasha sent to Paris for education.
NAUM NIMETULLAH PASHA, (Ottoman statesman in Syrian Arab origin, the governor of Cebel-i Lübnan Mutasarrifate, ambassador of Paris), (1850-1911).
Dated fî 11 Rubu'üssani sene 326 AR = fî 22 Tesrînisânî 324] AH = 1908 AD - Paris.
Original manuscript autograph letter written with a fine riq'a script signed by Naum Nimetullah Pasha as 'Paris Sefîr-i Kebîri' [i.e. Paris ambassador] of the Imperial Ottoman, addressed to 'Ottoman Foreign Ministry', on the Ottoman princes that [Abdürrahim] Muhib Pasha sent to Paris for education. Includes 12 lines. Full. 25x15,5 cm. In Ottoman script. 1 p. Sealed as 'Naum, 1314'. Dated fî 11 Rubu'üssani sene 326 AR = fî 22 Tesrînisânî 324] AH = 1908 AD. Naum Pasha, (The governor of Cebel-i Lebanon between 1892-1902; ambassador of Paris, France between 1908-1911), was an undersecretary in the Foreign Ministry of Imperial Ottoman at the time of his Lebanon appointment and enjoyed the confidence of a number of senior Ottoman statesmen. He was also a favored candidate of the Maronite Church by virtue of being the nephew and son-in-law of Franko Kusa, the second governor of the mutasarrifiyya, he was still remembered for his friendly relations with the Church. Furthermore, Naum gained the support of Mustafa Arslan by reappointing him to the district-governorship of Shuf-albeit reluctantly, under pressure from a number of Mustafa's friend in Istanbul, Damascus, and Beirut. But Naum's greatest advantage was the concurrence of his tenure with the most tranquil years of the last half-century of Ottoman history. [.] Naum served in Mount Lebanon. (Source: The Long Peace: Ottoman Lebanon, 1861-1920). Naum Pasha is of Arab Christian origin. Soon after beginning in the 'Hariciye Tahrirat Kalemi' and serving in various positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was appointed as the governor of Cebel-i Lebanon (1892) with the rank of vizier. During the Second Constitutional Monarchy, he served as the Minister of Public Works for a short time (3-8 August 1908). He was sent to the Paris Embassy for the second time while he was under the Undersecretariat for Foreign Affairs. He died while he was in this post.; Abdürrahim Muhib Efendi, or, pasha, was the ex-ambassador of Paris between 1806-1811 before Naum Pasha.