File 240/1913 'Mohammerah - Khoremabad Railway; the Khor Musa agreement' [175r] (354/452)
The record is made up of 1 volume (222 folios). It was created in 27 Nov 1912-14 Apr 1913. It was written in English, Farsi 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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 No. 1.
Mr. Greenway to Foreign Office.—(Received December 3.)
Winchester Rouse, Old Broad Street,
D ear Sir, December 2, 1912.
V\ 11 xi reterence to my conversation with Mr. Parker on Friday last in connection
with the negotiations now in progress for a mining concession in Persia, I beg to
enclose draft of the telegram which I propose sending to Mr Wood, and shall he
obliged if you will let me know as soon as possible if it meets with your approval.
I have, &c.
0. GREEN WAY.
Enclosure in No. 1.
We agree to loan (viz., 100,0002. at par at 5 per cent, per annum interest) offered
in Preece letter, subject to valid first charge being given on Persian Government’s
shares and share of profits and other interests in Anglo-Persian Oil Company and
subject to approval British Legation ; we cannot increase amount; send copy of Preece
letters. Adopt form agreement enclosed in your letter of 12th November, substituting
clause quoted for article 4. Area required is shown on Curzon’s map left with Brown,
namely, straight line drawn from Yezdikhast due south to coast from Yezdikhast to
Birjand, from Birjand due south to point parallel with 5 miles south Minab, all
excluding 40 miles littoral) but if possible include littoral and gulf islands, including
those now leased to StricksV who approve incorporation with our concession.
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The volume contains memoranda, correspondence and telegrams, and minutes of letters between British officials regarding railway constructions in Persia, focussing on the line planned between Mohammerah [Khorramshahr, Iran] and Khoremabad [Khorramabad, Iran].
The subjects covered are:
- the leasing of land around Khor Musa to the British by the Ruler of Mohammerah, in 1912 (document in Farsi with English translation on ff 182-183);
- railway concessions agreed by Persian Government and negotiations with Persian Railways Syndicate;
- Persian Railways Syndicate's application for a mining concession in the Kerman district (Draft Concession on ff 52 and 53);
- the Julfa-Tabriz Railway Concession, in French (ff 62-63).
The main correspondents are: the Ruler of Mohammerah, Shaikh Kazal [Khaz‘al bin Jābir bin Mirdāw al-Ka‘bī], Persian Railways Syndicate Limited, the Imperial Bank of Persia, 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. , the Foreign Office, and the Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. .
Some correspondence is in Farsi and some letters in French, from the Russian Embassy in London, are present in the volume. A map of Persia and Afghanistan, showing the projected railways, is on folio 77.
The volume includes a divider which gives the year that the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references contained in it arranged by year. This divider is placed at the front of the volume.
- Extent and format
- 1 volume (222 folios)
The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume. The subject 240 (Mohammerah - Khoremabad Railway; the Khor Musa agreement) consists of one volume, IOR/L/PS/10/332.
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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 224; 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 map, f 77, is a very large fold-out sized at A1.
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