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'(Manuscript of Notes to accompany Map of Persia (published by R.G.S) and the introduction to Haji Baba written by G.N.C. for Macmillan in 1895)' [‎38v] (76/144)

The record is made up of 1 file (70 folios). It was created in 1895. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .


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[Specimen Illustration. ]
‘'First came in, hobbling, rank and gout; next, rank and gaming’

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This file is comprised of the correspondence and notes relating to two manuscripts by George Nathaniel Curzon. Firstly, 'Notes to accompany Map of Persia' (Published by the Royal Geographical Society), and secondly, the notes for Curzon's introduction to an edition published by Macmillan of 'The Adventures Haji Baba of Ispahan' by James Morier. In particular there is correspondence with the Macmillan publishers.

The file consists of:

  • The handwritten 'Notes to accompany the Map of Persia' (ff 1-11)
  • The printed journal article (ff 12-14)
  • A handwritten index to maps and plans (ff 16-21). This is divided into A) general maps i. Persia ii. Afghanistan. iii. Baluchistan. And B) Divisional maps. i Persia ii. Afghanistan iii. Baluchistan. These categories are all organised into five columns: title of map; author; number of sheets; scale of miles to inch; place and date of publication.
  • Headed notelets (ff 28-30) from 'Kedleston, Derby' with Curzon's notes on Haji Baba
  • Correspondence between George Augustin Macmillan and George Nathaniel Curzon
  • A flyer (ff 37-38) from Macmillan and Co for 'Illustrated Standard Novels' including a specimen illustration
  • Notes (ff 39-72) for Curzon's introduction to the account of Haji Baba.
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1 file (70 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 72; 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. Two additional foliation sequences are also present in parallel between ff 4-11, and ff 48-74; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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'(Manuscript of Notes to accompany Map of Persia (published by R.G.S) and the introduction to Haji Baba written by G.N.C. for Macmillan in 1895)' [‎38v] (76/144), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F111/38, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 8 December 2023]

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