Finding Aid and Box Contents

Finding aid for Hüseyin Hilmi Pasha Collection Records, 1898-1940

1898-1940

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Hüseyin Hilmi Pasha, 1855-1922

Title
Hilmi Pasha Documents Collection

Collection Number
HPBK.01

Abstract

This collection includes records of the correspondence, which were kept by the statesman Hüseyin Hilmi Pasha (1855-1922) for his personal archive during his post in Yemen and newspaper clippings about the Balkan conflict he collected in 1903-1919, and therefore, these documents can be divided into two periods: one coincides with his post in Yemen, the second phase is his post in the Balkans. The letters and telegrams from his first phase were highly classified documents as they were rendered in encryption. They reflect the chaotic atmosphere of the Yemen provinces due to the lack of governmental authority undermined by deteriorating conditions in local administration and military of the Ottomans. Correspondence among military and administrative officers shed light on how the presence of Europeans in this territory provoked a chain of events orchestrating rebellion against the Ottomans which started with supporting arms trafficking to local brigands and robbers to create anarchy, which in turn, caused distrust in Ottoman governance among the general public. Based on the course of the events and the correspondence among high ranking governors suggests that this chaotic atmosphere obviously prepared local tribes to get organized around some religious leaders to protect themselves against the brigands and Ottomans. The latter’s role unfortunately became obsolete in this environment where the legal security was at stake, the government seemed dysfunctional and taxation was unbearable for the local public.

Other documents in this collection were from the Balkan period: They include newspaper clippings of the European Press which were obtained from the news agency “Le courrier de la presse” founded in Paris in 1889 and “Observer,” the Austian international intelligence agency established in Vienna in 1896. The subject topics of these newspapers focus on the Balkan Question, taxation issues, Macedonian question, Bulgarian issues, Young Turks, lack of governmental authority, anarchy and chaos in the territory.


Administrative Information

Access Restriction
This collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], Hilmi Paşa Documents Collection, HPBK 01, Suna Kıraç Library Archive, Koç University.

Acquisitions Information
The collection was donated to Koç University by Sinan Kuneralp in 2019.

Processing Information
Processed by University Archive Staff.

Advisor Information
Collection translated by Sinan Kaya.

Sinan Kaya Biyography
After taking his BA from Boğaziçi University History Department in 2013, Sinan KAYA completed his MA titled ‘Sultan Abdülaziz’s Visit to Egypt in 1863’ at İstanbul 29 Mayıs University, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ali Akyıldız. Now, he continues his Ph.D. at the same university on the subject of the relationship between center and periphery with regard to economic, social and infra-structural issues in the Ottoman Empire under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ali Akyıldız.


Biographical Note

Hüseyin Hilmi Pasha (1855-1922) was an Ottoman statesman and imperial administrator. He was twice the Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire around the time of the Second Constitutional Era. He was also one-time president of the Turkish Red Crescent. His collection includes records of the correspondence, which were kept by the statesman Hüseyin Hilmi Pasha for his personal archive during his post in Yemen and newspaper clippings about the Balkan conflict collected in 1903-1919, as well as some offprints on politics.


Collection Arrangement

The records are arranged according to material types (1- manuscripts, handwritten official correspondence; 2- newspapers and newspaper clippings) and location/period (Hilmi Pasha’s posts in Yemen and Macedonia).

Detailed Description of Collection

Folder 1 / Correspondence 1 (Box no. ARC/HPBK/01)

File 1

Correspondence 1 : 79 leaves (39 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.01.ms.01 – HPBK.01.ms.39

File 2

Correspondence 2 : 83 leaves (63 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.02.ms.01 – HPBK.02.ms.63

File 3

Correspondence 3 : 71 leaves (41 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.03.ms.01 – HPBK.03.ms.41

File 4

Correspondence 4 : 91 leaves (71 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.04.ms.01 – HPBK.04.ms.71

File 5

Correspondence 5 : 73 leaves (61 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.05.ms.01 – HPBK.05.ms.61

File 6

Correspondence 6 : 101 leaves (87 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.06.ms.01 – HPBK.06.ms.87

File 7

Correspondence 7 : 56 leaves (56 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.07.ms.01 – HPBK.07.ms.56


Folder 2 / Correspondence 2 (Box no. ARC/HPBK/02)

File 8

Correspondence 8 : 79 leaves (39 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.08.ms.01 – HPBK.08.ms.60

File 9

Correspondence 9 : 83 leaves (63 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.09.ms.01 – HPBK.09.ms.18

File 10

Correspondence 10 : 71 leaves (41 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.10.ms.01 – HPBK.10.ms.41

File 11

Correspondence 11 : 91 leaves (71 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.11.ms.01 – HPBK.11.ms.71

File 12

Correspondence 12 : 73 leaves (61 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.12.ms.01 – HPBK.12.ms.61

File 13

Correspondence 13 : 101 leaves (87 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.13.ms.01 – HPBK.13.ms.87

File 14

Correspondence 14 : 56 leaves (56 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.14.ms.01 – HPBK.14.ms.56

File 15

Correspondence 15 : 91 leaves (71 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.15.ms.01 – HPBK.15.ms.71

File 16

Correspondence 16 : 73 leaves (61 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.16.ms.01 – HPBK.16.ms.61

File 17

Correspondence 17 : 101 leaves (87 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.17.ms.01 – HPBK.17.ms.87

File 18

Correspondence 18 : 56 leaves (56 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.18.ms.01 – HPBK.18.ms.56

File 19

Correspondence 19 : 73 leaves (61 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.19.ms.01 – HPBK.19.ms.61

File 20

Correspondence 20 : 101 leaves (87 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.20.ms.01 – HPBK.20.ms.87

File 21

Correspondence 21 : 56 leaves (56 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.21.ms.01 – HPBK.21.ms.56


Folder 3 / Correspondence 3 (Box no. ARC/HPBK/03)

File 22

Correspondence 22 : 79 leaves (39 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.22.ms.01 – HPBK.22.ms.60

File 23

Correspondence 23 : 83 leaves (63 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.23.ms.01 – HPBK.23.ms.18

File 24

Correspondence 24 : 71 leaves (41 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.24.ms.01 – HPBK.24.ms.41

File 25

Correspondence 25 : 91 leaves (71 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.25.ms.01 – HPBK.25.ms.71

File 26

Correspondence 26 : 73 leaves (61 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.26.ms.01 – HPBK.26.ms.61

File 27

Correspondence 27 : 101 leaves (87 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.27.ms.01 – HPBK.27.ms.87

File 28

Correspondence 28 : 56 leaves (56 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.28.ms.01 – HPBK.28.ms.56

File 29

Correspondence 29 : 91 leaves (71 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.29.ms.01 – HPBK.29.ms.71

File 30

Correspondence 30 : 73 leaves (61 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.30.ms.01 – HPBK.30.ms.61

File 31

Correspondence 31 : 101 leaves (87 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.31.ms.01 – HPBK.31.ms.87

File 32

Correspondence 32 : 56 leaves (56 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.32.ms.01 – HPBK.32.ms.56


Folder 4 / Newspaper clippings 1 (Box no. ARC/HPBK/04)

File 33 – 1

Newspaper clippings and their Ottoman translations 1 : 363 pages (16 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.33.ms.01 – HPBK.33.ms.09

File 33 – 2

Newspaper clippings and their Ottoman translations 2 : 363 pages (16 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.33.ms.10 – HPBK.33.ms.16

File 34

Newspaper clippings and their Ottoman translations : 294 pages (55 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.34.ms.01 – HPBK.34.ms.56

File 35 – 1

Newspaper clippings and their Ottoman translations 1 : 360 pages (64 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.35.ms.01 – HPBK.24.ms.31

File 35 – 2

Newspaper clippings and their Ottoman translations 2 : 360 pages (64 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.35.ms.32 – HPBK.35.ms.64

File 36 – 1

French documents 1 : 817 pages (79 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.36.ms.01 – HPBK.36.ms.15

File 36 – 2

French documents 2 : 817 pages (79 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.36.ms.16 – HPBK.36.ms.30

File 36 – 3

French documents (continued) 36 – 3 : 817 pages (79 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.36.ms.31 – HPBK.36.ms.53

File 36 – 4

French documents (continued) 36 – 4 : 817 pages (79 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.36.ms.54 – HPBK.36.ms.61

File 37

Bank receipts and correspondence : 17 letters, 3 documents, 79 receipts (99 documents) / Hüseyin Hilmi PaşaHPBK.37.doc.01 – HPBK.37.doc.99


Folder 5 / Newspaper clippings 2 (Box no. ARC/HPBK/05)

File 38

Newspaper clippings

HPBK.01.misc.0000 – HPBK.01.misc.0100

File 39

Newspaper clippings

HPBK.01.misc.0101 – HPBK.01.misc.0200

File 40

Newspaper clippings

HPBK.01.misc.0201 – HPBK.01.misc.0300

File 41

Newspaper clippings

HPBK.01.misc.0301 – HPBK.01.misc.0400

File 42

Newspaper clippings

HPBK.01.misc.0401 – HPBK.01.misc.0500


Folder 6 / Newspaper clippings 3 (Box no. ARC/HPBK/06)

File 43

Newspaper clippings

HPBK.01.misc.0501 – HPBK.01.misc.0600

File 44

Newspaper clippings

HPBK.01.misc.0601 – HPBK.01.misc.0700

File 45

Newspaper clippings

HPBK.01.misc.0701 – HPBK.01.misc.0800


Folder 7 / Newspaper clippings and offprints (Box no. ARC/HPBK/07)

File 46

Newspaper clippings

HPBK.02.misc.001 – HPBK.02.misc.060

File 47

Offprints (64 offprints)

HPBK.01.opr.001 – HPBK.01.opr.064

Subjects

Hüseyin Hilmi Paşa, 1855-1922.

Hüseyin Hilmi Paşa, 1855-1922–Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.

Turkey–History–1878-1909–Sources.

Turkey–History–20th century–Sources.

Abdülhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918–Sources.

Turkey–History–1878-1909–Sources.

Turkey–Politics and government–1878-1909.

Turkey–History–1878-1909.

Turkey–History–Mehmed VI, 1918-1922.


Osmanlı Devleti — Tarih — Tanzimat dönemi.

Osmanlı Devleti — Fırka-i Islahiye.

Brigands and robbers — Turkey — History.

National security — Government policy.

Military policy.

Intelligence and security.


Turkey–History–31 Mart Rebellion, 1909.

Turkey–History–Revolution, 1908.


Anarchism.

Macedonian question.

Macedonia–History.

Macedonia–Ethnic relations.

Bulgaria–History.

Greece–History.