File 2764/1904 Pt 3 'Baghdad Railway: general negotiations 1910-1912.' [11r] (30/544)
The record is made up of 1 volume (268 folios). It was created in 1910-1912. It was written in English. 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.
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P £ R A.
May 13th, 1912.
With reference to your despatch No. 99 of the
12th of March last, on the subject of the proposed
construction of new buildings at the Bagdad Custom
house, I have the honour to transmit to you, herewith
copy of a letter which I have just received from Sir
R. Crawford, informing me that all possible measures
have been taken for the temporary relief of the exist
ing situation at Bagdad, but that they have been un
availing to meet the congestion, and that there is now
no alternative but to proceed without further delay
with the construction of new depots. Negotiations
are now in progress for the erection of the new
Customs buildings on a site situated in convenient
proximity to that selected for the railway station
and port to be built by the Bagdad Railway Company.
It appears that there has been some friction
between the Vail of Bagdad and the Company relative
he Right Honourable 10
Sir Edward Grey,
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The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, newspaper cuttings, maps and notes, relating to negotiations over the proposed Berlin to Baghdad Railway in the period 1910-1912.
The discussion in the volume relates to the economic, commercial, political and military considerations impinging on British strategy for the international negotiations over the development of a railway to Baghdad.
Further discussion surrounds the motivations and strategies of British competitors in the area; included in the volume is a copy of the Russo-German agreement.
The principal correspondents in the volume include Sir Edward Grey, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Sir Gerard Augustus Lowther, Ambassador to Constantinople.
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- 1 volume (268 folios)
The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.
The subject 2764 (Bagdad Railway) consists of five volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/56-60. The volumes are divided into five parts with each part comprising one volume.
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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 269; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out. Pagination: a pagination sequence in red crayon is present between ff 244-252.
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