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The "enfant ter[ri]ble" of Europe

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Several European rulers stand next to signposts labeled "France, Turkey, England, Germany, Italy, Austria, [and] Russia" lining the sides of a dirt road, with "Servia" and "Roumania" in the background. The rulers are all keeping an eye on William II, the German Emperor, as he walks down the road between them.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Kings and rulers; Fear; Signs and signboards; William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941; Abdulhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918; Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898; Umberto I, King of Italy, 1844-1900; Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, 1830-1916; Alexander III, Emperor of Russia, 1845-1894; Carnot, Sadi, 1837-1894

Date: 1893-10-18

Draft of response to Sultan Abdülhamid II

Description:

Draft of a response to the telegram from Abdülhamid II, Sultan of the Turks hoping for Ted Roosevelt's recovery from pneumonia.  The draft has been submitted for approval by Assistant Secretary Adee and marked as "OK."

Resource Type: Note

Subject: International relations; Health; Turkey; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Abdulhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918

Date: 1902-02-13?

Telegram from John George Alexander Leishman to John Milton Hay

Description:

Ambassador Leishman has been unable to obtain an audience with the Ottoman Grand Vizier or Sultan Abdulhamid II.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: International relations; Turkey; Abdulhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918

Date: 1902-08-07

Letter from Rudolph Forster to Benjamin F. Barnes

Description:

An attempt was made on the life of the Sultan of the Turks, and although he was not hurt, many others were hurt or killed.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Assassination attempt; Turkey; Abdulhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918

Date: 1905-07-21

Letter from John George Alexander Leishman to Elihu Root

Description:

John George Alexander Leishman updates Elihu Root on the situation regarding his becoming an ambassador in Turkey. There has been some reluctance from the Sultan and the European powers at having the embassy "forced upon him," but Leishman is cautiously positive about his prospects at being accepted and presenting his credentials soon.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Ambassadors--Selection and appointment; International relations; Turkey; Abdulhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918

Date: 1906-08-03

Letter from Alvey A. Adee to Theodore Roosvelt

Description:

Alvey A. Adee encloses a copy of a dispatch and its enclosure from John George Alexander Leishman, relating to Leishman's delayed reception by the Sultan of Turkey.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letters; Turkey; Leishman, John George Alexander, 1857-1924; Abdulhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918

Date: 1906-08-20

Our "Abdul the damned"

Description:

Illustration shows Joseph Gurney Cannon as the cruel, autocratic Sultan of the Turks, Abdülhamid II, sitting on a throne, smoking a hookah labeled "Obstruction," as two men, in the background, dressed as Turks labeled "Payne" and "Dalzell," suffer from a chill or other deprivation.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Legislators; Kings and rulers; Hookahs; Cannon, Joseph Gurney, 1836-1926; Payne, Sereno Elisha, 1843-1914; Dalzell, John, 1845-1927; Abdulhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918

Date: 1908-09-30

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