April 22, 2017 View of a Tower of Constantinople’s Walls, 1856 The British Foreign Office’s correspondence on the suppression of the slave trade extended as far as the Ottoman capital of Istanbul, formerly known as Constantinople. The Illustrated London News, 8 November 1856. Courtesy of University of Missouri Libraries. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.