LS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 12.5, October 18, 1851. Letter to Mr. Edward Zohrab, consul general for the Ottoman Empire and a foreign acting commissioner for the The Great Exhibition of 1851, thanking him for his efforts in putting together the exhibition. In part: “Her Majesty’s Commissioners have directed that a medal together with a certificate of service…shall be transmitted to you as soon as possible on their part, and I have to request your acceptance of these, as a memorial of the Exhibition which has just been closed, and as a slight acknowledgment of the valuable services you have rendered to us in the course of it. I gladly avail myself…and on behalf of my colleagues, our thanks for your uniformly zealous and able cooperation with us in all arrangements connected with the Turkish Department of the Exhibition.” In fine condition, with light scattered soiling and wrinkling, slight separations along folds, and a cut to the top of the letter. A wonderful letter from an event that helped begin to shape the global exchange of manufacture and ideas that continues to this day. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.