Title Ref: *1
Prof
First name(s)
Charles
Surname
Wells
Position(s) held at King's College London Ref: *4

Professor of Turkish, 1890-1908

Education & professional details

Qualifications

PhD

Position(s) held (non King's College London) Ref: *5
  • Professor Imperial Naval College, Constantinople
  • Private Secretary to Sir Arnold Kemball on the Turko-Persian Frontier Commission, (1875)
  • Turkish 'lexicographer', living in London (1885)
Professional activities Ref: *6

In recognition of his services in connection with Oriental languages and literature, granted a pension from the civil list of 50 per annum (1882).

Publications Ref: *7

A Practical Grammar of the Turkish Language, as Spoken and Written: With Exercises for Translation Into Turkish, Quotations from Turkish Authors Illustrating Turkish Syntax and Composition, and Such Rules of the Arabic and Persian Grammars as Have Been Adopted by the Osmanlis, the Pronunciation Being Given in English Letters Throughout (1880); The Literature of the Turks, An Essay on Political Economy in Turkish, of Mehemet the Surd and other tales from Eastern sources (1891)

Personal details

Date of birth Ref: *2
1838
Date of death Ref: *2
1917
Place of death Ref: *3
Sussex, England

* References

  1. https://archive.org
  2. http://antiques.gift/the-literature-of-the-turks-a-turkish-chrestomathy-consisting-of-extracts-in-turkish-from-the-best-turkish-authors-historians-no_3862177.html
  3. https://www.archives.com/uk/search
  4. King's College Calendar 1908/9; King’s College London Secretary’s In-correspondence KA/IC/W85
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Heron-Allen
  6. Illustrated London News 22nd July 1882
  7. https://play.google.com; https://archive.org; http://www.turquie-culture.fr/
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