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File 1377/1905 Pt 1 'Perso-Baluch Frontier: Frontier Demarcation' [‎143r] (57/188)

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The record is made up of 1 item (93 folios). It was created in Nov 1904-Oct 1921. 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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Telegram, No. 444)4 F., dated the 26th November 1904.
From—The Foreign Secretary, Calcutta,
To—E. M. Grant Duff, Esq., His Britannic Majesty's Charge d'Affaires, Tehran.
Perso-Baluch boundary question. Please see Sir A. Hardinge's despatch to
Foreign Office, No. 72, dated 20th May 1903. Colonel McMahon has sent you
a memorandum on this subject which should reach you in a few days. Please
favour us with your opinion.
. 'z £ 1 5 r
Telegram, No. 216, dated the 12th December 1904.
From—E. M. Grant-Duff, Esq., His Britannic Majesty's Charge d'Affaires,
Tehran,
To—The Foreign Secretary, Calcutta.
Please refer to your telegram, dated 26th November. On the whole I
am inclined to agree with the line of action which McMahon recommends in
paragraph 33.
Sir A. Hardinge is expected to arrive here this week, and probably yon
would like to obtain his views.
McMahon’s report reached me last week.
Addressed to Foreign; repeated to McMahon.
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Telegram, No. 47S2 F., dated the 15th December 1904.
From—The Foreign Secretary, Calcutta,
To—E. M. Grant Duff, Esq., His Britannic Majesty's Charge d'Affaires, Tehran.
Your telegram 216, 12th December. We will wait for Sir Hardinge s
views.
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Copy of a telegram, No. 38 F., dated the 3rd January 1905.
From—His Excellency the Viceroy, Calcutta,
To—His Majesty's Secretary of State for India, London.
Lord Ampthill’s telegram of 28th October 1904. The case of the
Hashmat-ul-Mulk appears to have reached a deadlock. I now find that both
Mr. Grant Duff and Colonel McMahon have recently expressed an opinion
that he is not a worthy object of solicitude; and if it were not for the Russian
attitude about him, which was a cousequence of his action in the riots in 1903,
we should not, in all probability, have committed ourselves to his support so*
strongly. It occurs to me that there is some hope of effecting an arrangement
about Seistan affairs generally which the Persian Government might accept,
and by which we should be gainers rather than losers. We might withdraw

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Part 1 contains correspondence relating to the demarcation of the boundary in Baluchistan, between Persia, British India, and Afghanistan. The correspondence is between the Foreign Department of the Government of India, the Viceroy of India, the Foreign Office, and 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. . Included as enclosures are letters, telegrams, and memoranda from the following:

  • Colonel Arthur Henry McMahon, British Commissioner, Seistan [Sīstān] Arbitration Commission;
  • Evelyn Grant Duff, British Chargé d'Affaires, Tehran;
  • Arthur Henry Hardinge, British Minister, Tehran;
  • Agent to the Governor-General and Chief Commissioner in Baluchistan.

Several matters are covered by the papers, including:

  • the definition of the border in the Seistan region and around Mirjawar [Mīrjāveh];
  • the allocation of water resources;
  • the export of grain from Persia to British frontier posts;
  • customs duties on exports into British territory.

Folio 133 is a copy of the agreement concerning the border at Mirjawar and the export of grain, signed by Arthur Hardinge and the Persian Prime Minister (Mushir-ed-Dowleh) on 13 May 1905.

Several maps are included, as follows:

  • map of Mirjawa and neighbourhood (folio 121);
  • sketch map of Mirjawar (folio 122);
  • three maps of the North-Western Trans-Frontier (including Seistan province) in various scales (folios 202, 203, and 204).
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