File 80/1913 Pt 2 'Persia: Telegraphs'

IOR/L/PS/10/326

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The record is made up of 1 volume (405 folios). It was created in 2 Aug 1919-21 Jan 1924. 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 comprises one part discussing the administration of the Persian telegraph lines.

The volume contains correspondence, minutes, notes, and telegrams regarding the restoration of the 1913 agreements between the Telegraph Department of the British Government and the Persian Minister of Post and Telegraphs for the reorganization of the Arabistan Telegraph Lines.

The volume also includes documents on the financial obligations of the British, Indian and Persian Government, correspondence on the Persian control over the telegraph line between Meshed [Mashhad, Iran] and Seistan [Sistan region, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan], and on the administration of the offices in Abadan and Mohammerah to be transferred to Persia.

The principal correspondents are the Eastern Telegraph Company Limited, the Foreign Office, the 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. , the Colonial Office, the Indo-European Telegraph Department, 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 the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , His Majesty's Minister in Tehran, the British Legation in Tehran, and the High Commissioner for Iraq.

The volume contains two copies of the 'Map to illustrate the telegraph lines of the Indo-European Telegraph Department and Connected System' (folios 199 and 312), and 'A collection of Conventions and Agreements relating to Telegraphs in Turkey in Asia, Persia, the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. and Mekran', 1916 (folios 200-217).

The final part of the volume contains telegrams mentioning incidents caused by 'Afghan raiders' to the Seistan-Meshed telegraph line, near to the borders with Afghanistan, in 1923.

The volume comprises part 2. This includes a divider which gives the subject and part number, year the subject file was opened, subject heading, and list of correspondence references contained by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

There is a document partly written in French within the volume, minutes of a meeting held at the British Legation in Gulhek [Tehran].

Extent and format
1 volume (405 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume. The subject 80 consists of three volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/325-327. The volumes are divided into 4 parts, with parts 1 and 2 comprising the first two volumes, and parts 3 and 4 comprising the third volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 407; 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 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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Archive reference
IOR/L/PS/10/326
Former external reference(s)
P 80/1913 Pt 2

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2 Aug 1919-21 Jan 1924 (CE, Gregorian)

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