Autograph letter signed, in French, addressed to 'Monsieur la Consul General de la Legation de S. M. Royal d'Italie a Constantinople'. Greek born Turkish statesman, Grand Vizier 1878).
IBRAHIM EDHEM PASHA, (Ottoman statesman, who held the office of Grand Vizier in the beginning of Abdul Hamid II's reign between 5 February 1877 and 11 January 1878), (1919-1893).
Liman Odasi le 29/10 Novembre 1870, Constantinople.
Original manuscript letter / document signed by Edhem Pasha sent to Italian ambassador in Constantinople. 35x22 cm. In French. 18 lines. Bifolium. 1 p. "Monsieur le Consul Général, J'ai l'honneur de porter a votre connaissance que le pecheurs de côte de Foundoukly ont porte plaintes contre un navire battant le pavillion Italien qui est alle mouiller hier precisement ou ces pauvres gens avaient leurs fillets et leur a fait un grand domage. Je viens par conséquent vous prier de vouloir bien donner des ordres necessaires, pour que ce navire change de mouillage. Je saisis l'occasion pour vous reiterer l'assurance de ma parfaite consideration. Le prefet du Port Imperial. It's English translation is "Mr. Consul General, I have the honor to bring to your knowledge that the fishermen of the coast of Foundoukly lodged a complaint against a ship flying the Italian flag which went to anchor yesterday precisely where these poor people had their daughters and made them a great shame. I therefore come to ask you to give the necessary orders for this vessel to change its anchorage. I take this opportunity to reiterate the assurance of my full consideration. The prefect of Port Imperial.". Ibrahim Edhem Pasha, (1819-1893) was an Ottoman statesman, who held the office of Grand Vizier in the beginning of Abdul Hamid II's reign between 5 February 1877 and 11 January 1878. He resigned from that post after the Ottoman chances on winning the Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878) had decreased. He furthermore served numerous administrative positions in the Ottoman Empire including minister of foreign affairs in 1856, then ambassador to Berlin in 1876, and to Vienna from 1879 to 1882. He also served as a military engineer and as Minister of Interior from 1883 to 1885. In 1876-1877, he represented the Ottoman Government at the Constantinople Conference. Ibrahim Edhem Pasha was the father of Osman Hamdi Bey, a well-known archaeologist and painter, as well the founder of the Istanbul Archaeology Museum and the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. Another son, Halil Edhem Eldem took up the archaeology museum after Osman Hamdi Bey's death and has been a deputy for ten years under the newly founded Turkish Republic. Yet another son, Ismail Galib Bey, is considered as the founder of numismatics as a scientific discipline in Turkey.