'Military Report on S. W. Persia, Volume II, Arabistan'

IOR/L/MIL/17/15/10/2

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The record is made up of 1 volume (44 folios). It was created in 1910. 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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It consists of a military report on S W Persia, specifically Arabistan [Khūzestān], created for the personal information of the officers of the Army in India. Compiled in the Division of the Chief of the Staff, Army Head Quarters, India. Printed at the Government Monotype Press, Simla, 1910.

It includes a preface by Wilfrid Malleson, Assistant Quarter-Master General, Intelligence Branch.

It is divided into the following sections:

  • general considerations – geographical, political, and commercial;
  • military considerations – communications, supplies, transport, climate, military capacities of inhabitants, medical, and harbour reports;
  • route reports – incorporating comments on the road, climate, supplies, grazing, fuel, water, transport and physical obstacles;
  • appendices – including a table of principal tribes of Arabistan, a translation of Kārūn River Regulations, and abstracts of: the terms of an agreement between Sheikh Khaz'al and the Bakhtīārī Khāns; the Treaty of Erzeroum (1847), the Turko-Persian Boundary Agreement (England and Russia); the Boundary Agreement (Turkey and Persia); and the Nāsirī Company's Concession.

Also includes one map on folio 45: 'MAP to illustrate Military Report on S.W. PERSIA'.

Extent and format
1 volume (44 folios)
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Arrangement

The item consists of a single report and an accompanying map enclosed in a pocket on the inside back cover. A contents page at the front of the volume (f 5) and index at the rear (ff 39-43) both reference the volume’s original printed pagination.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 46; 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. Pagination: the file 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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Unrestricted

Archive reference
IOR/L/MIL/17/15/10/2
Former external reference(s)
P-53 Con. No. 70

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1910 (CE, Gregorian)

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