PP/GC/PO/344 Letter from Lord Ponsonby to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, concerning the diamond necklace to be sent to the Queen from the Sultan, 27 August 1838
Letter from John Ponsonby, second Baron Ponsonby, later first Viscount Ponsonby, [ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Constantinople], to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: the Sultan ordered Nouri Effendi to show Ponsonby the diamond necklace destined for the Queen. It is very magnificent, worth a thousand piastres. He also saw the nishan for Palmerston, which is exactly the same as that sent to Metternich. 27 Aug 1838 It is noted that the letter was received on 18 September 1838. Palmerston has noted in pencil, in regard to the nishan, "And of course can not be accepted. P."
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Mahmud II, Ottoman Sultan
Muhammad Nouri Effendi, alias Mehmed Nuri Pasha, Ottoman Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs
Victoria, Queen of England
Turkey: nishans; decorations
Clemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar, Prince of Metternich-Winneburg
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