Personal Files Book 2, 1 February - 23 February 1915, Part 2

Conflict:
First World War, 1914–18
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  • Documents and letters
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RCDIG0000578
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VIIS CASINO KURSAAL A. DALBAGNI Waces Numérolées P.T. 15 3 Pauteuil M8 0 4
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ATO N MOUSKY STREET, CAIRO. ROIDERIES KSand EME AV PORCELAIN & PO CTORY aa F it with otherof pearl, OF VELLOUS SEL Us nd CARPETS AL FINE NE Ofd and Modern Sjones Predon Jewellery a o PII Steh 190 MOUSKY STRESTI CAIRO.
VHAT EVERY TOURIST WIsHEs To Krow. [N issuing this little booklet, I do not pretend to give anything but a very bare explanation of some ofthe principal sights of Cairo and district, together with a few useful notes and addresses. I hope that the booklet will prove of use to Cairo's winter guests, and that they will carry Hatoun's little book away with them on their departure, satisfed with the information it gave them, and of their visit to the largest and mostinteresting City in Africa. Cairo is a city that is never forgotten by those who visit it. There is a certain Oriental charm that brings back the same visitors year after year, and each year they fnd something new in this wonderful old city. E. Hatoun, Mousky Street, Cairo.
MONEY. The frstarticle needed on arrival in Egypt. The coinage is a simple one, and one easily gets accus¬ tomed toit. It can besummarised asfollows: Nickel £s. d Small piastre or 5 0 0 11 or 2½ cents. milliemes Large piastre or 10 0 0 245 milliemes Silver- Large piastre or 10 24, muilliemes Two piastres.. 5 " 10 Of 25 Five ... . .. Ten O4 "50 Twenty 1 8 Gold- P.T. 484 "52... English half-sovereign English sovereign P.T. 973 "54..: £ s. d. Paper- O 10 3 Fifty piastres 82.5. 1 O655 One Egyptian pound 5 2 7 .825 pounds - Five pounds - 10 5 2 830 Ten pounds: 20 10 3 ,3100 Twenty, Hatoun's Mouchrabea is the best. A view in Matoun's Shop.
English gold is current, and, in fact Egyptian gold is almost unknown. French gold is accepted, the 20 franc piece being taken as 77 piastres, or about §3.90 It is advisable to carefully inspect money before accepting it, more especially the silver pieces, as there are a certain number of bad coins in circulation. ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS. Al visitors to Cairo wish to see some specimens of the famous ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS, and there is no better selection or fner SHOVROONI to inspect them in than at HATOUNS. A fnenewshowroom has been opened this Season, the largest pieces can be seen to advantage, and as there is no lackoflght, visitors haveample opportunity of carefulexannination before purchase. PORCELAIN VASES & ANTIQUITIES.- On the frst Hoor of the same building, Mr. Hatoun has arranged a unique collection of porcelain vases and genuine antiquities. This room is a veritable NIUSEUNI, with the advantage that after feasting their eyes on the articles displayed, visitors can take away what particularly pleases them on payment of a reasonable charge. See Hatoun's Oriental Carpets.
POSTAL INFORMATION. Letters to British Isles, British Colonies, Italy and Austria require a 5 mnillieme stamp. The United States and Continent, with exception of Italy and Austria, 10 milliemes (P.T. 1). Aletter inside the city costs 3 milliemes, and to any part of Egypt, 5 milliemes. English Postal Orders can be obtained in Cairo, and are very useful for remmitting small sums of money to England. The principal mails reach Cairo from Europe and America on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and the best outward mails are on Wednesdays and Sundays. The General Post Offce is situated tothe right ofthe Opera Square; but letters can always be despatched from the principal hotels. For Ancient Manuscripts call on Hatoun. USEFUL ADDRESSES-N CAIRO. Agencies and Consulates- Anerican Agench and Consulate Kasr-el-Doubara. Austridn Agency—Chareh Kasr-el-Nil; Consulate- Chareh Emad el Din. Belgian Agency-Chareh Soliman Pasha; Con¬ sclate-Chareh Cherifein. Brütiste Agency—Kasr-el-Doubara; Cousalate¬ Chareh Gama Charkass. Freuch Agency- 6, Chareh-el-Madabegh; Con- sclate - Chareh Emad-el-Din. German Agenen— Garden City; Consalate -Chareh Bulaguieh. Italian Agency—-Chareh Kasrel-Nil; Cousulate- Chareh El Manakh. Russian Agenen— Rue du Telegraph Egyptien. Consulate - 9, Chareh Borsa. Clubs- Turf Club-Chareh el Maghrabi. Automobile Club of Egypt-27, Chareh Madabegh. Khedivial Sporting Club. - Ghezireh. The Finest Silks & Embroideries at Hatouns.
Tourist Agencies Thos. Cook Son (Egypt) Ltd. - Near Shepheard's Hotel. Hamburg c Anglo-American Nile Steqmer Co. Continental Hotel Building. Otto Sterzing - North German Lloyd Agency, Opera Square. Cairo Espress Agency—Chareh Maghrabi, near Opera Square. American Espress Co.s Correspondents are the Cairo Express Agency as above. E. HATOUNS ECTION OF ORIENTAL GOODS IS THE FINEST IN CAIRO. ANYTHINGand EVERYTHINGIntheORIENTAL WORLD cam be found. COURTEOUS ASSISTANTS and REASONABLE PRICES. E. HATOUN, MOUSKV STREET, CAIRO. a vew in estoun's Shop.
Banks- National Bank of Egypt. —Chareh Kasr-el-Nil. Anglo-Egyptian Bank. Chareh Kasr-el.-Nil. Comptoir, d'Escompte de Poris Chareh Maghraby. Crédit Foncier Egyptien. — Chareh el Manakh. Crédit Lyonndis-Chareh el Bosta. Ottoman Bank- Chareh Emad-el-Din. Deutsche Orientbank— Chareh el Manhkh. Bank of Rome-Chareh Cheikh Aboul Sebaa. Bank of Athens-Chareh Kasr-el-Nil. Banque d'Orient--7, Chareh el Manakh. Churches- English Church-Chareh Boulac. Scotch Church- Chareh Boulac. American Mission Church—-Opposite Shepheard's Hotel. Roman Catholic Church-Chareh Emad-el-Din. Gerninn Protestant Church—-Chareh el Tera el Bulakieh. DRAGOMAN.--To save trouble and petty annoy- ances,it is advisabletotake a dragoman when visiting Cairo. A reliable man can be obtained through the Hotel. Visit Hatoun's Collection of Brass Work.

Note for approver:

Scans of originals of:

Map on page 1 

Train ticket on page 2 

Information booklet on pages 3 -10

also need to be included in final

______________________

 

for Mr Bean                2/2/15

War Correspondent

 

 

Heliopolis

Mena       Citadel

Maadi (Ryrie)

 

Helwan

 

Cooks

Shepheards

Continental                 Opera

 

 

Cairo  2/2/15

CASIN0 KURSAAL

A. DALBAGNI

Places Numérotées  P.T.  15

No 04

Fauteuil No 56

 

What ......

Every Tourist.......

Wishes to Know.

 

With

E. HATOUN'S Compliments

 

E. HATOUN,

MOUSKY STREET, CAIRO.

     ____________

FINEST ORIENTAL

SILKS and EMBROIDERIES.

OLD AND RARE

CHINA, PORCELAIN & POTTERY.

     __________

MANUFACTORY OF 

Mouchrabea Furniture,

Finely carved & inlaid with mother of pearl & ivory.

         __________

MARVELLOUS SELECTION OF

ORIENTAL RUGS and CARPETS

IN FINE NEW SHOWROOM.

        ________

Old and Modern

Jewellery and Precious Stones.

     _________

Antiquities, Old Manuscripts & Books.

        _________

EGYPTIAN BRASSWORK,

Inlaid with Gold, Silver and other Metals.

      __________

MOUSKY STREET, CAIRO.

 

 

A corner of Hatoum's Workshops.

 

WHAT EVERY TOURIST 

WISHES TO KNOW.

    __________             

IN issuing this little booklet, I do not pretend to

give anything but a very bare explanation of some

of the principal sights of Cairo and district, together

with a few useful notes and addresses.

I hope that the booklet will prove of use to Cairo's

winter guests, and that they will carry Hatoun's little

book away with them on their departure, satisfied

with the information it gave them, and of their visit

to the largest and most interesting City in Africa.

Cairo is a city that is never forgotten by those who

visit it. There is a certain Oriental charm that

brings back the same visitors year after year, and

each year they find something new in this wonderful old city.

______________________________________________________

E. Hatoun, Mousky Street, Cairo.

 

4.

MONEY.

The first article needed on arrival in Egypt. The

coinage is a simple one, and one easily gets accustomed 

to it. It can be summarised as follows:

 

Nickel—

Small piastre or 5                £     s.    d.

       milliemes    ...    =          0     0    1¼ or 2½  cents.

Large piastre or 10

      milliemes     ..    =          0     0     2 ½ ,,  5        "

 

Silver--

Large piastre or 10

         milliemes    ...   =         0     0      2 ½ ,,  5      "

Two piastres  ...   ...    =         0     0      5       ,,10     "

Five        "        ...    ...    =        0     1      0 ¼   ,, 25    "

Ten        "         ...    ...    =        0     2      0 ½  ,,  50   "

Twenty  "        ...    ...    =         0     4       1       ,,  $1

 

Gold—

English half-sovereign  =   P.T.        48 ½  ,,$2. 44

English sovereign           =   P.T.        97 ½  ,,$4 88

 

Paper—                                  £     s.    d.

Fifty piastres   ...    ...     =      0    10    3   ,,  $2 5*

One Egyptian pound  =      1     0     6  ,,   $5

Five      "            pounds  =    5    2     7  ,,   $25

Ten      "             pounds =     10   5    2  ,,   $50

Twenty   "         pounds  =    20   10  3  ,,  $100

___________________________________________

Hatoun's Mouchrabea is the best

 

 

 

A view in Hatoun's Shop

 

7.

English gold is current, and, in fact Egyptian gold

is almost unknown.  French gold is accepted, the 20

franc piece being taken as 77 piastres, or about $3.90.

It is advisable to carefully inspect money before

accepting it, more especially the silver pieces, as there

are a certain number of bad coins in circulation.

ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS.- All visitors

to Cairo wish to see specimens of the famous

ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS, and there is

no better selection or finer SHOWROOM to inspect

them in than at HATOUN'S.  A fine new showroom

has been opened this Season, the largest pieces can be

seen to advantage, and as there is no lack of light,

visitors have ample opportunity of careful examination

before purchase.

PORCELAIN VASES & ANTIQUITIES.- On the

first floor of the same building, Mr. Hatoun has

arranged a unique collection of porcelain vases and

genuine antiquities.   This room is a veritable

MUSEUM, with the advantage that after feasting

their eyes on the articles displayed, visitors can take

away what particularly pleases them on payment of

a reasonable charge.

_______________________________________________

See Hatoun's Oriental Carpets.

POST

8.

POSTAL INFORMATION.

Letter to British Isles, British Colonies, Italy and

Austria require a 5 millieme stamp.

The United States and Continent, with exception of

Italy and Austria, 10 milliemes (P.T. 1).

A letter inside the city costs 3 milliemes, and to any

part of Egypt, 5 milliemes.

English Postal Orders can be obtained in Cairo, and

are very useful for remitting small sums of money to

England.  The principal mails reach Cairo from

Europe and America on Tuesdays and Wednesdays,

and the best outward mails are on Wednesdays and

Sundays.  The General Post Office is situated to the

right of the Opera Square; but letters can always be

despatched from the principal hotels.

 

____________________________________________

For Ancient Manuscripts call on Hatoun.

 

9.  

USEFUL ADDRESSES  IN CAIRO.

Agencies and Consulates—

American Agency and Consulate- Kasr-el-Doubara.

Austrian Agency- Chareh Kasr-el-Nil; Consulate—

Chareh Emad el Din.

Belgian Agency- Chareh Soliman Pasha; Consulate—

Chareh Cherifein.

British Agency- Kasr-el-Doubara; Consulate—

Chareh Gama Charkass.

French Agency—6, Chareh-el-Madabegh; Consulate-

Chareh Emad-el-Din.

German Agency- Garden City; Consulate- Chareh

Bulaguieh.

Italian Agency- Chareh Kasr-el-Nil; Consulate—

Chareh El Manakh.

Russian Agency— Rue du Telegraph Egyptien.

Consulate- 9, Chareh Borsa.

Clubs-

Turf Club- Chareh el Maghrabi.

Automobile Club of Egypt- 27, Chareh Madabegh.

Khedivial Sporting Club.- Ghezireh.

 

____________________________________________

The Finest Silks & Embroideries at Hatoun's

 

10.

Tourist Agencies-

Thos. Cook & Son (Egypt) Ltd. Near Shepheard's Hotel.

Hamburg & Anglo-American Nile Steamer Co.—

Continental Hotel Building.

Otto Sterzing- North German Lloyd Agency,

Opera Square.

Cairo Express Agency - Chareh Maghrabi, near

Opera Square.

American Express Co.'s Correspondents are the 

Cairo Express Agency as above.

_________________________________________________

E. HATOUN'S

COLLECTION OF

ORIENTAL GOODS

IS THE

FINEST IN CAIRO.

 

ANYTHING and EVERYTHING in the ORIENTAL

WORLD can be found.

 

COURTEOUS ASSISTANTS

and REASONABLE PRICES.

________________________________________________

E. HATOUN,

MOUSKY STREET, CAIRO.

 

 

 

 

A view in Hatoun's Shop

 

13.

Banks-

National Bank of Egypt.— Chareh Kasr-el-Nil.

Anglo-Egyptian Bank.— Chareh Kasr-el-Nil.

Comptoir d'Escompte de Paris.- Chareh el 

Maghraby.

Crédit Foncier Egyptien.— Chareh el Manakh.

Crédit Lyonnais— Chareh el Bosta.

Ottoman Bank— Chareh Emad-el-Din.

Deutsche Orientbank— Chareh el Manhkh.

Bank of Rome— Chareh Cheikh Aboul Sebaa.

Bank of Athens— Chareh Kasr-el-Nil.

Banque d'Orient— 7, Chareh el Manakh.

 

Churches—

English Church— Chareh Boulac.

Scotch Church— Chareh Boulac.

American Mission Church— Opposite Shepheard's

Hotel.

Roman Catholic Church— Chareh Emad-el-Din.

German Protestant Church— Chareh el Tera el

Bulakieh.

DRAGOMAN.— To save trouble and petty annoyances,

it is advised to take a dragoman when visiting

Cairo.  A reliable man can be obtained through

the Hotel.

 

__________________________________________________

Visit Hatoun's Collection of Brass Work.

 

 

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