File 4613/1919 Pt 1-8 'IRAQ:- LAND TENURE.'

IOR/L/PS/10/847

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The record is made up of 1 volume (331 folios). It was created in 31 Aug 1917-23 Dec 1920. 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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This volume comprises parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 of 8. It concerns British land policy in the occupied territories of Mesopotamia [Iraq], particularly in relation to the sale, leasing or granting of land in the occupied territories to persons or companies that are not domiciled inhabitants of the territories; also covered are proposed acquisitions of land in Mesopotamia by the British authorities, for both civil and military purposes. Much of the correspondence discusses Ottoman law, international law, and regulations or restrictions imposed by the British authorities themselves, in relation to land transfer in Mesopotamia.

The French language material consists of one enclosure that accompanies an item of correspondence in part 8 of the volume.

Also included with the volume are several maps and plans depicting areas or sites discussed in the correspondence.

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.

Extent and format
1 volume (331 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume. The subject 4613 (Iraq: Land Tenure) consists of one volume, IOR/L/PS/10/847. The volume is divided into 8 parts.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 329; 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.

An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 100-160; these numbers are also written in pencil or crayon, but are not circled. 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/10/847
Former external reference(s)
P 4613/1919 Pt 1-8

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31 Aug 1917-23 Dec 1920 (CE, Gregorian)

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