Autograph letter signed 'H. Kosay' with its envelope, addressed to Ibrahim Hakki Konyali, (1896-1984).
HÂMIT ZÜBEYR KOSAY, (Turkish archaeologist, ethnographer, writer, and folklore researcher), (1897-1984).
"Etnografya Müzesi Müdürlügü Hususi" Letterhead [= Ethnography Museum Directorate], [Ankara] 1950.
Original ALS by Hamid Zübeyr Kosay sent to Ibrahim Hakki Konyali. With its envelope. 21x14,4 cm. In Turkish. He congratulates Konyali and he says that he's working on the ancient civilizations reports, and he has to return his ex-duty in Ethnography Museum. He praises 'Tarih Dünyasi' periodical which was a historical magazine published in 1950s by Konyali. Hamit Zübeyir was a Turkish archaeologist, ethnographer, writer, and folklore researcher. He was the son of Ubeydullah Efendi who was a scholar of the period and Rizaetdin Fäxretdin (a close friend of Musa Carullah) a famous scientist, was his brother-in-law. He was sent to Turkey with the support of Rizaetdin Fäxretdin for his education in 1909. He graduated from Thessalonica Central Secondary School in 1911. At the break of the Balkan War, he returned to Istanbul when he was in Sultaniye. He finished the teacher training school in 1916 and became a teacher. After attending courses on ethnography and the Hungarian language at university for the winter semester, he went to Hungary to continue his education where he completed pedagogy. He was accepted to the Advanced Teachers Training School at Eötvös Kollegium (Eötvös Loránd University with the support of Prof. Ne'meth Gyula. Then he attended the same university's Faculty of Philosophy and received the title of Doctor of Language and Turcology. He went to Germany in 1924 to attend the courses of Prof. Bang Koup at Berlin University and did research at the State Library and museums. In 1925 he returned to Turkey and worked at the Ministry of National Education. After working as the Inspector of Libraries at the Ministry of Culture he was a director for the Department of Culture, Antique Works, and Libraries at the same ministry. He continued as the General Director of Antique Works and Museums, board member of Culture Training, and for the second time as the Director of the Ethnography Museum. He retired on 1 December 1969 after working for two years as Deputy Director of the Ethnography Museum and Consulting General Director of Antique Works and Museums.