Miscellaneous Ottoman Turkish Collection
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
The collection consists of selected official and legal documents in Ottoman Turkish, Greek, and Arabic, such as dowry agreements, property transactions, deeds for land, contracts, receipts, court orders for payments, and promissory notes, accounts, and notes of money borrowed. Some of the documents are marked with a Tuğra, or the Turkish royal cipher, and others refer to the Greek island of Kos. One document, dated August 25, 1926, and addressed to the court of his Royal Highness Fu'ad I King of Egypt, is a court order for an individual to pay another a certain sum of money; otherwise the court will seize that person's possessions. Some of the documents are enirely handwritten, and some are printed but with the names, dates, and the details of the cases added in manuscript`.
The material was purchased in January, 1999.
Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.
No appraisal information is available.
- Manuscripts Division
- Finding Aid Date
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.