File 3846/1910 'Mesopotamia: Baghdad affairs. Miscellaneous.'

IOR/L/PS/10/188

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The record is made up of 1 volume (266 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, and memoranda, relating to the encroachment on the British Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in Iraq by the Vali of Baghdad for the purpose of road widening. Also discussed is interference by the Turkish authorities with the property of Messrs Lynch Brothers as well as the ice factories of British Indians.

The file also includes monthly summaries of events in Turkish Iraq compiled by 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 Turkish Arabia A term used by the British officials to describe the territory roughly corresponding to, but not coextensive with, modern-day Iraq under the control of the Ottoman Empire. and His Britannic Majesty's Consul-General Baghdad, John Gordon Lorimer. These are generally arranged in the following sections: Musal [Mosul] wilayet; Baghdad wilayet; Basrah wilayet; Persian affairs; Najd affairs; British interests; foreign interests and cases other than Persia and British; commercial matters; general and miscellaneous.

Correspondents include: the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Sir Edward Grey; the Viceroy; Ambassador in Constantinople, Sir Gerard Lowther; British Vice-Consul, Karbala, M.H. Mosin; 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 Turkish Arabia A term used by the British officials to describe the territory roughly corresponding to, but not coextensive with, modern-day Iraq under the control of the Ottoman Empire. and His Britannic Majesty's Consul-General, Baghdad.

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

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1 volume (266 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume. The subject 3846 (Mesopotamia:- Baghdad affairs; Miscellaneous) consists of one volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 262; 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.

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

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English in Latin script
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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 Documents collected in a private capacity.
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IOR/L/PS/10/188
Former external reference(s)
P 3846/1910

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1910-1912 (CE, Gregorian)

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