File 1880/1904 Pt 2 'Perso-Afghan Frontier: - The Undemarcated portion. Afghan encroachments.'

IOR/L/PS/10/53

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The record is made up of 1 volume (113 folios). It was created in 1905-1912. 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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The volume contains information on the undemarcated portion of the frontier between Afghanistan and Persia (north of Siah Koh) during the period 1905-1912. The papers consist of copies of Government of India printed memoranda (with accompanying minute sheets of the Secret Department), dispatches, telegrams, minutes, and maps.

The papers include: information relating to the frontier (reports, correspondence and map) compiled by Captain Terence Humphrey Keyes, His Britannic Majesty's Consul at Turbat-i-Haidari, 1905-06; reports by Major Roger Lloyd Kennion, His Britannic Majesty's Consul for Seistan [Sīstān] and Kain [Kūh-e Kā’īn], 1907-09, including genealogical tree entitled 'Haji Mir Muhtasham Gilani, Meshedi, Misri, Ulvi, and Husaini' (folio 60); papers concerning Afghan encroachments between Hashtadan and the Namaskar Lake, 1908-10, including report (folios 48-50) by Major William Frederick Travers O'Connor, His Britannic Majesty's Consul for Seistan and Kain; further papers on alleged Afghan encroachments, 1910-12, including correspondence between the Viceroy (Lord Hardinge) and the Foreign Secretary (Sir Edward Grey); and discussion of the occupation of Meshed by Russian troops, 1912.

Each part includes a divider which gives the subject and part numbers, year the subject file was opened, subject heading, and list of correspondence references contained in that part by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

Extent and format
1 volume (113 folios)
Arrangement

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

The subject 1880 (Perso-Afghan Frontier) consists of two volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/52-53. The volumes are divided into two parts with each part comprising one volume.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 115; 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.

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English in Latin script
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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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Archive reference
IOR/L/PS/10/53
Former external reference(s)
P 1880/1904 Pt 2

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Date(s)
1905-1912 (CE, Gregorian)

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File 1880/1904 Pt 2 'Perso-Afghan Frontier: - The Undemarcated portion. Afghan encroachments.', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/53, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000365.0x00038a> [accessed 14 November 2019]

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