Autograph Letter Signed to Sir William [Haynes-Smith, 1839-1928].

Col. P. H. H. Massy, British Vice-Consul at Adana, Turkey [Sir William Haynes-Smith, British High Commissioner, Cyprus]
Publication details: 
30 July 1903; Mersina [on embossed official letterhead].

12mo, eight pages. Very good, with slight wear to inner margins from removal from stubs (not affecting text). An informative discussion of the commercial prospects in the vilayet of Adana. He has 'been absent a great deal travelling', hence the delay in answering Haynes-Smith's questions. Begins by discussing the 'titles to property &c. here in Cases of improvement schemes &c.' Next comes the 'population of the vilayet' ('about half a million [...] The language generally is Turkish all over').

Autograph Letter in the third person to the Secretary, Royal Society of Arts.

Henry Alfred Cumberbatch
Publication details: 
Undated, but bearing R.S.A. stamp of 7 March 1918; ' "Heathlands" | Grove Road | Bournemouth'.

British diplomat (1858-1918) 'H. M. Consul-General for the Vilayet of Beirut, Syria, and for the Lebanon, 1908-14' (Who's Who). One page, octavo. Very good. In reply to the Secretary's letter 'regrets very much not having been able to take advantage of the Council's kind invitations [to attend two lectures] owing to his absence at Bournemouth on sick leave.' Signed 'H. A. Cumberbatch'.

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