This small collection contains assorted papers relating to the family's history and commercial activities in Turkey. Some of material was gathered prior to a family reunion in London in 1999. The collection includes the following items on family history compiled by members of the family:
Genealogy of the Whittall family of Turkey, author unknown, 1996 and 1967; Photocopy of typescript 'The Early Whittalls', G.W. Whittall, 1975; Photocopy of Trading in the Levant: centenary of C. Whittall & Co., Smryna 1811-1911, C. Whittall and Company, Manchester, 1912; Days off with gun, rod and yacht around Izmir, Turkey, Edmund H. Giraud, n.d.; The Whittalls of Turkey 1809-1973, n.d.; Scrap-book 1809-1922, Ray Turrell, 1987; Typescript 'A childhood in Turkey 1906-1914', G.W. Whittall, n.d.; Photocopy of Family records: a record of the origin and history of the Giraud and Whittall families of Turkey, Edmund H. Giraud, 1984; MODA: a record with reflections from the days gone by, H.M.W. [Hugh M. Whittall] (private publiction), n.d.
Also included in the collection: Research notes on the Barker family and other family recollections, mid-late 20th c.; original, photocopied and transcript family documents, 1782-1965 (including grant of administration of James Whittall, Constantinople, May 1910, and grant of armorial bearing to Charlton Whittall of the City of Smyrna (residing at Constantinople), 4 Dec 1855); correspondence and copy correspondence of family members including some relating to family history, 1906-1987; assorted family trees and genealogical charts, including 'Over 150 years of trading in Turkey', giving details of family members and also partners of C. Whittall & Co., Smyrna 1811-1938, J.W. Whittall & Co., Constantinople 1873-1918, H. Whittall & Co., Izmir 1938 and J.W. Whittall & Co., Istanbul 1918; photocopy of unidentified photograph album belonging to Charles Groschler 'with Sam[uel] Bayliss' kind regards', containing views of Cassaba and Sardis, [19th century]; copy photograph of the family of Sir William and Lady Whittall, Moda, Constantinople, 1902, with typescript identification key; brochure entitled 'British Chamber of Commerce of Turkey: centenary 1887-1987' ; publicity brochure for Vitsan (successor of J W Whittall and Co. Ltd.), n.d. [1970s-1980s].