Manuscript of Persia and the Persian Question

Mss Eur F111/31

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The record is made up of 1 file (575 folios). It was created in 1890. 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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This file contains sections of the handwritten manuscript of the book Persia and the Persian Question by George Nathaniel Curzon. These papers come as part of the full handwritten draft of the book that comprises the shelfmarks Mss Eur F111/30-32. The printed edition of the book can be found in the file with the shelfmark Mss Eur F111/33.

Published in 1892, the papers in this file cover the ancient and modern history, geography, and social and domestic politics of Persia during the late nineteenth century when George Curzon lived there temporarily. The manuscript also discusses the Russian and British presence in Persia and the author's views on the two countries' respective strategies for influence in the country. The papers also include some of George Curzon's own travel writing while in Persia.

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1 file (575 folios)
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Foliation: this file consists of three physical volumes. The foliation sequence commences at the front cover of volume one (ff 1-232), through volume two (ff 233-428), volume three (ff 429-575); 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. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 2-473; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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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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Mss Eur F111/31

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1890 (CE, Gregorian)

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