'File 26/94 (F 26) Mohammerah; Shaikh Khazal's offer re: building of Ahwaz Consulate'

IOR/R/15/1/384

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The record is made up of 1 volume (143 folios). It was created in 29 Jan 1905-8 Dec 1909. It was written in English and Persian. 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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The volume contains correspondence relating to plans and a proposal to build a British consulate at Ahwaz. The correspondents include: Percy Cox, 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. at Bushire; David Lorimer and Lieutenant James Gabriel Lancaster Ranking, Vice-Consul and Acting Vice-Consul for Arabistan at Ahwaz, respectively; William McDouall, Consul for Arabistan at Mohammerah [Korramshahr]; Arthur Hardinge, British Minister at Tehran; and the Foreign Department of the Government of India.

The documents cover a prolonged discussion over the details of the plans for the site, including responsibility for the building and financing of the project, rent, and a claim by Moin ut-Tujjar that the land belongs to him. Also contained in the volume is the response to Sheikh Khazal's [Khaz‘al Āl Ka‘bī] request to purchase rifles from the British government.

Folios 16 and 125a are sketch plans of the proposed site.

Extent and format
1 volume (143 folios)
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Arrangement

The volume is arranged chronologically. At the beginning of the volume (folio 1c) is a subject index, in no particular order and with no folio references.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: The volume is foliated from the front cover to the inside back cover, using circled pencil numbers positioned in the top-right corner of each recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. . An original pagination system runs through the volume, which uses blue/black pencil numbers in the top-left corners of versos and the top-right corners of rectos.

The following foliation anomalies occur: 1a, 1b, 1c, 41a, 103a, 103b, 103c, 105a, 125a, 130a, 130b. Folio 110 is missing.

Foldouts: folios 16, 26.

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English and Persian in Latin and Arabic script
Type
Archival file

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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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IOR/R/15/1/384
Former external reference(s)
A Series: 26/94 Confidential Series: F 26

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29 Jan 1905-8 Dec 1909 (CE, Gregorian)

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