This is a valuable manuscript archive relating to the Suez Canal, the project that utterly revolutionized global transportation, commerce and communications. It is highlighted by a detailed letter written by one of the major stakeholders in project, written from Alexandria only a few days after Sa’id Pasha, the Viceroy of Egypt, formally approved Ferdinand de Lesseps’s proposal to build…
Including approximately 1,300 mostly unpublished primary sources: *The Secret Early Archives of the Ottoman Public Debt Administration. *The Archives of the project to link-up the Rumelian Railway, leading to the completion of the line for The Orient Express. *The Papers concerning the French-led bid for the Anatolian Railway (later the Baghdad Railway). *Important Archives concerning the Régie, the Ottoman Tobacco…
A unique manuscript French translation of an unpublished Turkish text with valuable information on Janissaries in the 16th century in Turkey, was written by a French Orentalist and translator Jean-Baptiste Adanson.
A stellar archive of apparently unrecorded ephemeral publications and original photographs contemporarily made by members of the Turkish Brigade, the special force that bravely fought alongside the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
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