Second Turkish Linguistic Congress

Scope and Content

Correspondence concerning the Second Turkish Linguistic Congress held in Istanbul on 18th August 1934. These are:

  • Letter from The Counsellor, Turkish Embassy, London, to the Royal Asiatic Society, to inform them of the enclosed communication received from the Secretary of the Society for the Investigation of the Turkish language. Typed, dated 26 July 1934. With this letter is the notification of the Second Linguistic Congress to be held in Istanbul under the aegis of the Gazi Mustafa Kemal, Founder and Protector of the Society for the Investigation of the Turkish Language, typed document.
  • Letter from Col, Hoysted, Secretary, Royal Asiatic Society, to The Counsellor, Turkish Embassy, to thank for his letter, and to note that though the matters are of great interest to the Society, the deadline for applying for participation is already passed. Typed, dated 30 July 1934.
  • Letter from Col Hoysted, Secretary, Royal Asiatic Society, to Professor Margoliouth to state that he will send the information regarding the Congress to Mr Clauson, Sir Oliver Wardrop, Mr Guest and Mr Ellis. There is a further note to state that Margoliouth replied that he had no further remarks to make. Handwritten, dated 30 July 1934.
  • Letter from The Counsellor, Turkish Embassy, London, to the Secretary, Royal Asiatic Society to inform him that it would still be possible for Members to participate if they could inform him at the earliest possible convenience. Typed, dated 31 July 1934.
  • Letter from Col Hoysted, Secretary, Royal Asiatic Society, to Sir Oliver Wardrop to send the information regarding the Congress and ask him to send it on to Mr Clauson, Mr Ellis and Mr Guest. The letter has notes to state that it has been forwarded. Handwritten, dated 3 August 1934.
  • Letter from R. Guest to Mr Ellis to forward the information as requested and to express his regret at not seeing Ellis at the British Museum. Typed, dated 6 August 1934.
  • Letter from Dr Joseph de Somogyi to Col. Hoysted, Secretary, Royal Asiatic Society, to thank him for sending the communication concerning the Second Turkish Linguistic Congress and to return it for the Society's Papers. Handwritten, dated 23 October 1934.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Second Turkish Linguistic Congress was convened in Istanbul in August 1934 to discuss the position of the Turkish language among the languages of the world; the historical evolution of the Turkish language; and the meaning and aims of the linguistic revolution in Turkey.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The material is part of the institutional records of the Society from its dealings with other organisations.

Archivist's Note

These papers were catalogued by Nancy Charley, RAS Archivist, in 2019.

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Custodial History

These papers were sent and received by the Royal Asiatic Society in the course of its business.

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