Typescript letter signed 'I. Hakky' in French, sent to the Minister of Switzerland, etc. etc.
IBRAHIM HAKKI PASHA, (Ottoman ambassador and statesman Ottoman statesman, who served as Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire between 1910-1911), (1862-1918).
TLS - Letterhead 'Ambassade Imperiale Ottomane', Berlin, 1918.
Original TLS by Ibrahim Hakki Pasha in French, sent to the Minister of Switzerland, etc. etc. in French, sent to the Minister of Switzerland, etc. etc. 26x19 cm. In French. 1 p. 16 lines. Foxing on paper, minimal stains. A good paper. Text: "Monsieur le Ministre, Naim Bey, directeur d'une societe coommerciale a Constantinople et son epouse Mevhibe Hanem ainsi que le medecin Ibrahim Bey, directeur et medecin en chef de l'hôpital militaire Chehid Mouhtar, desirant se rendre en Suisse pour une dizaine de jours en vue de regler certaines affaires particulieres qui les concernent. Je prie Votre Excellence de vouloir bien donner a qui de droit les ordres necessaires pour que leur passeport soit vise. Veuillez agreer, Monsieur le Ministre, l'assurance de ma haute cconsideration. Son Excellence Monsieur Mercier, Minisre de Suisse, etc. etc. etc.". Dated 'Berlin, le 13 Juillet 1918'. [i.e. Naim Bey, director of a trading company in Constantinople and his wife Mevhibe Hanem as well as the doctor Ibrahim Bey, director and chief doctor of the military hospital Chehid Mouhtar, wishing to go to Switzerland for ten days in order to settle certain specific cases which concern them. I beg Your Excellency to be good enough to give to whom it may concern the necessary orders for their passport to be stamped. Please accept, Mr. Minister, the assurance of my high consideration. His Excellency Monsieur Mercier, Minister of Switzerland, etc. etc. etc. ". Dated 'Berlin, July 13, 1918']. Ibrahim Hakki Pasha, (1862-1918), was an Ottoman statesman, who served as Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire between 1910-1911. He served as Ottoman ambassador to Germany and to the Kingdom of Italy. Hakki Pasha also spent considerable amounts of time in London between February 1913 and the outbreak of World War I, working on negotiations concerning the Berlin-Baghdad Railway and a settlement for the Second Balkan War. During that visit, Hakki Pasha met with King George VI. He was awarded the Order of Karadorde's Star.