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File 240/1913 'Mohammerah - Khoremabad Railway; the Khor Musa agreement' [‎96v] (197/452)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (222 folios). It was created in 27 Nov 1912-14 Apr 1913. It was written in English, Farsi and French. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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Annex.
Concession to Mr. Matthew Tarbett Fleming.
The Concession granted by the Government of His Imperial M-iiestv tK,. qe i. t
Persia in favour of Mr n + 1 . t?! • " e J iai lv ^jesty the bhan of
THE following has by these presents been agreed on and arranged, namely
Article 1.
FlemhWWeaf“ired^ Imperia? Ma j est y the Sh ah grants to Mr. Matthew Tarbett
privilege to search f" ^ A a S P ecial and -^usive
to another, export and sell all mincrS f tre ] a ^ smelt ’ tran sport from one place
between ? ’ f 1 aU mineral «.of every kind throughout the whole of the zone
as from the date of these presents m ^ PerSian Em P ire ’ for a term of sixty years,
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Article 2.
using^wiknrthelfm^te 1 !)! this^concession^^d'un / construcfcin g’ wo rking, and
the coast of the Persian Pnlf ’ d and upon any point or points on
piers, and any other convenience’s XT'A 8 ’ roadwa y s \ bnd S es > "'arehouses, wharves,
for economical transport in so -far at c, 1 deem deairablo necessary
and duly provided by the Persian Cm,t f acll jties do not exist or are not adequately
the exclusive right of ^ nominee °- ahall also comprise
select, all works for rednctt^concentrafi ^ PkceS a ? the . ““eessionnaire may
sionnaire may deem desirable for tl + u . sme mg, or otherwise which the conces-
pumping stations electric install-, +; * * r ® at “e"t of any minerals raised, as well as all
services, reservoir! s workshops S ^w^ a ^h )nS, te ^ ) b( ) ne lines, waterings, canals, dams, water
or conveniences which the ^ employes, and any other works
economical carrying out of the objects of this concession. C ° llduClVe to the P 1,0111 ?* and
Article 3.
any kn^wWlfl Persiau , Governme nt grants to the concessionnaire the right to acauire
right to purchase them ft tie curran vies oTtbe 0On0eSS1Onna ‘ r . e sha11 have the
such lands may respectively he valuef ? of the provinces or districts in which
make demands^oTa^nlure to^sulha^e the w ? thout . an y proprietors being allowed to
their respective localities. S th Pn ° eS ordmarll J ourre nt for lands situate in
4.
Article 5.
^ im ! — bl“Zf„rra<w trirsrn r n '*
belonging to or used in connection with the operations ofth^ 1 ^ 8 ' ° r P ro P ert J
term of this concession qnd • 11 • i 0 P era f 10ns of concessionnaire during the
every description, imported or exported bv th ^ 0 Ucfcs ’. substances, a rticles, or things of
intended to be used for any of the rm ^ fi concessiol ? naire un ^ r this concession, or
operations of the con3n^^ thlrnTer 0 f °T CtiOn b With ^ ° f * he
duties, and other duties taxes rovaitfof .n J b f r ® °{ a11 lm P 0sts ’ cu ®tom-house
.fp»b to payablei 11 *

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Content

The volume contains memoranda, correspondence and telegrams, and minutes of letters between British officials regarding railway constructions in Persia, focussing on the line planned between Mohammerah [Khorramshahr, Iran] and Khoremabad [Khorramabad, Iran].

The subjects covered are:

  • the leasing of land around Khor Musa to the British by the Ruler of Mohammerah, in 1912 (document in Farsi with English translation on ff 182-183);
  • railway concessions agreed by Persian Government and negotiations with Persian Railways Syndicate;
  • Persian Railways Syndicate's application for a mining concession in the Kerman district (Draft Concession on ff 52 and 53);
  • the Julfa-Tabriz Railway Concession, in French (ff 62-63).

The main correspondents are: the Ruler of Mohammerah, Shaikh Kazal [Khaz‘al bin Jābir bin Mirdāw al-Ka‘bī], Persian Railways Syndicate Limited, the Imperial Bank of Persia, the India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. , the Foreign Office, and the Political Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. .

Some correspondence is in Farsi and some letters in French, from the Russian Embassy in London, are present in the volume. A map of Persia and Afghanistan, showing the projected railways, is on folio 77.

The volume includes a divider which gives the year that the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references contained in it arranged by year. This divider is placed at the front of the volume.

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1 volume (222 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume. The subject 240 (Mohammerah - Khoremabad Railway; the Khor Musa agreement) consists of one volume, IOR/L/PS/10/332.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 224; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. The map, f 77, is a very large fold-out sized at A1.

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English, Farsi and French in Latin and Arabic script
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