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The current catalogue is the fourth and ultimate quantity in a sequence that covers the Turkish manuscripts preserved in public libraries and museums within the Netherlands. This quantity provides designated descriptions of Turkish manuscripts in minor Dutch collections, present in libraries and museums in Leiden, Utrecht, Groningen and different cities. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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Catalogue of Turkish Manuscripts in the Library of Leiden University and Other Collections

The current catalogue is the fourth and ultimate quantity in a sequence that covers the Turkish manuscripts preserved in public libraries and museums within the Netherlands. This quantity offers unique descriptions of Turkish manuscripts in minor Dutch collections, present in libraries and museums in Leiden, Utrecht, Groningen and different cities.

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Amsterdam, IIHS, Vâ-Nû Archive 179. Letter from Yahya Kemal (Beyatlı), at Warsaw, to Aḥmed Vâlâ b. Nūrüddīn, who used the pen-name of Vâ-Nû, dated 15 September 1928. Sender writes addressee how much he liked his stories; all good writers were always poets fifrst. Nâzım Hikmet had returned from Moscow under arrest. He advises addressee to write to the latter to abandon politics, and live quietly in Istanbul, the most beautiful place on earth. He could become a very good poet if he would refrain from attending and speaking in Communist meetings.

The work occurs twice, fifrst (1a–100a) in the hand of Bobovius, second (101b–223a) in that of Shahin Kandi; corrections by Bobovus and Shahin Kandi (in red) in the fifrst part; 12 quires of two folded sheets (4 folios), wrapped by one folded sheet + one folded sheet (2 folios) + 12 quires of the same type + 31 quires, idem, with original numbers 2–30 (7 occurs twice); (1–100) white paper; text surface 160 × 110 mm, varying; 15 lines; catchwords; (from f. 101) glazed cream paper; text surface 155 × 105 mm, varying; 13 lines; catchwords; titles, rubrics, dots and a colophon in red; undated.

The Ottoman informs the Austrian diplomat that the Sultan had decided to honour Mr. de Hussar with a box embellished with diamonds. Valentin von Huszár (1788–c. 1850) was orientalist and Austrian state offifcial, cf. BLKO 9, pp. 448–449. Hs. Cq. 55a–c Letters Three letters and notes in various formats in French from ‘Mirza Housein Chan’ to Anton Graf Prokesch von Osten (see the introduction to this chapter). Mīrzā Ḥusayn Khān was Persian envoy to the Porte. The most substantial letter, a, two pages of text, dated 25 January 1867, informs Prokesch of a fifnancial conflfict between Dr.

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