File 3877/1912 Pt 3-5 ‘Asiatic Turkey: Oil Concessions’

IOR/L/PS/10/302

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The record is made up of 1 volume (302 folios). It was created in 16 Mar 1914-4 Jul 1917. It was written in English and French. 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 parts 3, 4, and 5 of the subject ‘Asiatic Turkey: Oil Concessions’.

Part 3 (IOR/L/PS/10/302/1) concerns ongoing negotiations over the Turkish Petroleum Company’s oil concessions for the Mesopotamian vilayets of Mosul and Baghdad.

Part 4 (IOR/L/PS/10/302/2) concerns competing claims, and in particular those from the oil explorer Roland H Silley, over oil licenses in Mesopotamia and Nejd.

Part 5 (IOR/L/PS/10/302/3) concerns the status of oil concessions in Mesopotamia and the broader Ottoman region, during the First World War, and the likely outcomes of any settlement in the post-war period.

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 (302 folios)
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The subject 3877 (Asiatic Turkey: Oil Concessions) consists of 3 volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/300-302. The volumes are divided into 5 parts, with parts 1 and 2 comprising one volume each, and parts 3, 4 and 5 comprising the third volume.

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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The foliation sequence commences at 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 304; 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 front cover and one leading flyleaf have not been foliated. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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English and French 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
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IOR/L/PS/10/302
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P 3877/1912

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16 Mar 1914-4 Jul 1917 (CE, Gregorian)

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