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The record is made up of 1 file (4 folios). It was created in 3 Jul 1911. 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 memorandum provides a brief history of proposals for the development of railways in Persia divided into three periods:

  • 1872-1890: a period of Anglo-Russian rivalry;
  • 1890-1907: the period following the Russian Railway Agreement (1890), which prohibited the construction of railways in Persia;
  • 1907-1911: the period following the Anglo-Russian Convention (1907), which instituted a period of cooperation concerning proposals to build railways in Persia, including proposals for a Trans-Persian line.

The author is John Edward Ferard, Political Department, 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. .

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1 file (4 folios)
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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at f 2, and terminates at f 5, as it is part of a larger physical volume; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the bottom right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. Pagination: the item also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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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
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IOR/L/PS/18/C124

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3 Jul 1911 (CE, Gregorian)
Subjects
Railways
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Persia

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