PP/GC/PO/219 Letter from Lord Ponsonby to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, introducing Reschid Bey, 29 July 1835
Letter from John Ponsonby, second Baron Ponsonby, later first Viscount Ponsonby, British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Constantinople, [Constantinople], to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: he thinks it would be a good idea for Palmerston to meet Reschid Bey, the Turkish ambassador to Paris, when he comes to London. Reschid Bey is trusted by the Sultan and very influential on matters of Turkish foreign policy. Reschid is sympathetic to the idea of England upholding Turkish independence. Ponsonby would like Palmerston to arrange for the Duke of Bedford to invite Reschid Bey to Woburn Abbey. 29 Jul 1835 This letter is marked: "Private". It arrived on 16 November 1835.
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Ottoman Empire, Sublime Porte, Turkey
Reschid Bey, Turkish special envoy to Paris, later Reschid Mustapha Pasha, alias Reshid Mustafa Pasha
John Russell, ninth Duke of Bedford
Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire, principal residence of the Duke of Bedford
Mahmud II, Ottoman Sultan
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