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File 3816/1916 'Persia. As to allowing English ladies to proceed to Persia' [‎99r] (206/553)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (269 folios). It was created in 16 Sep 1916-10 Oct 1921. 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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join me here early in the spring.
I hive the honour to attach hereto, a cutting from the
"Times of India" of Miy 8th, in which it is intimated that
passports may he issued to persons wishing to leave the
United Kingdom for definite reasons of urgent private necessity,
and to point out that owing to my having no residence in
England, ity wife was granted special privileges for proceeding
to Calais to take up her temporary residence with my son-in-
law (Mr. H. A. Richards, H.M's Consul) there, pending the
granting of a passport for her to join me here.
I learn that iny wife's health is being prejudicially
affected owing to the constant bombing of Calais by the
Germans, and as I shall be resident here for some years I
venture to submit that this is a case of "urgent private
necessity" warranting my application for permission for her
to be allowed to leave England early in September and to be
allowed to join rne at Bush.ire*
I have, therefore, the honour to request that you will
be good enough to accord me your assistance in facilitating
arrangements with the Government of Ind ia for her to leave
England at any suitable opportunity towards the end of August,
or early in September, in order that she may be able to
reach Bush ire some time during November.
I shall esteem it a privilege if the Government of
India will intimate to 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. by telegraph (at my
expense) that the necessary permission has been granted by
them for her to be allowed to proceed to Bushire, and to
inform Mr. Richards, at Calais, of the fact, in order that
the requisite arrangements may be made for my wife s journey.
Ify wife and I are no longer young having spent the major
portion of our lives in Persia (in the service of the Govern
ment of India), we have no ties in England and this, as I
have already mentioned, will be our home for some years to
come; so that I trust the necessary permission will not be
a withheld

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The volume contains correspondence, and 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. Political and Secret Department papers, mainly relating to various individuals seeking permission to travel to Persia [Iran] from England. These individuals are largely the wives of British officials and employees in Persia wishing to join their husbands. They include: Myrtle Farran, the wife of an Indian Army officer serving in Persia; M D Merrill, the wife of a Captain in the South Persia Rifles; and Harriet Neilson, the wife of the Works Manager of the refineries in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company. The volume also includes correspondence relating to permission to travel to Persia for male and female missionaries of the Church Missionary Society, including Emily Skirrow, and The London Society for Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jews.

The main correspondents are the following: 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; HM Minister at Tehran; the Foreign and Political Department of the Government of India; the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ; members of the Church Missionary Society; the War Office; and the various individuals seeking permission to travel to Persia.

The volume includes a divider which gives the subject number, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 volume (269 folios)
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The papers are arranged in chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

The subject 3816 (Persia. As to allowing English ladies to proceed to Persia) consists of one volume, IOR/L/PS/10/625.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 269; 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.

A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the leading and ending flyleaves.

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