MUSURUS PASHA, Turkish Ambassador. 9032

£150

Description

Letter Signed ‘Musurus’, to Mrs. Darby Griffith, wife of C.Darby Griffith M.P., thanking her for the letter of condolence “at the moment that dreadful calamity befell us”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, deep black borders, the Ambasador’s personal seal in black wax transferred from an envelope to the first page. With the separate engraved visiting card of L’Ambassadeur de Turquie. Ellenborough House, Roehampton, 31 August 1867. Kostaki Musurus (1807-1891). His Excellency Constantine Musurus, commonly called Musurus Pasha, the Turkish Ambassador, was born in 1807. His diplomatic career, so far as it belongs to the general history of Europe, dated from 1848, when he represented the Sultan at Vienna, having previously distinguished himself as Governor of Samos and Minister at Athens. In 1851 he came to London invested with full powers as Envoy Extraordinary of the Port.