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File 1356/1912 Pt 2 'Turco-Persian Frontier:- negotiations at Constantinople. (Mohammerah Boundary)' [‎77r] (162/680)

The record is made up of 1 volume (334 folios). It was created in 26 Aug 1912-4 Sep 1913. It was written in English 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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Mr. Marling to Sir Edward Grey.—(Received July 21, 3 p.m.)
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(No. 353.) R. ] (July 21, noon.)
YOUR telegram No. 537 of 17th July to Sir G. Buchanan: Turco-Persian
frontier. . . .
The Russian Ambassador informs me that he is deprecating the appointment ol
two commissions on grounds given in my telegram No. "332 of 13th July and my
telegram No. 337 of 14th July.
As to the composition of the commission, I venture to offer the following remarks :—
We hope that it will be possible to define frontier in such geographical terms
that in actual delimitation only line of tribal conditions will have to be taken into
consideration. Familiarity with such questions, and also knowledge of Turkish and
Persian languages and character to enable commissioners to keep the peace between the
Persian and Turkish commissioners, will be far more requisite than technical skill m
surveying or cartography. Russian Ambassador concurs in this view, and we beheve
that success of the commission will be better assured by appointment as British and
Russian first commissioners of civil officials possessing above qualifications than by
superior engineer officers. Technical work can well be performed by junior engineer
I would suggest His Majesty’s consul-general at Crete as particularly suited for
the post.
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The volume discusses the ongoing negotiations in Constantinople between the Ottoman, British and Russian Governments through 1912 and 1913 regarding the Turco-Persian Frontier. Also discussed is the decision in July 1913 to establish a delimitation commission to which Albert Charles Wratislaw and Arnold Talbot Wilson are appointed as representatives of the British Government.

Also discussed in the volume is the region of Kermanshah and in particular Qasr-i-Shirin [Qaşr-e Shīrīn], along with the Anglo-Persian Oil Company's concerns over the rights accorded to them in their 1901 concession should some of that territory be ceded to Turkey.

Further discussion relates to the movements of Russian and Turkish troops near the frontier and the withdrawal of Turkish troops from certain places along the frontier.

This volume is part two of two. Each part includes a divider which gives the subject and part numbers, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references contained in that part by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 volume (334 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

The subject 1356 (Turco-Persian Frontier) consists of 2 volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/266-267. The volumes are divided into 2 parts, with each part comprising one volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 334; 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 foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the two leading and ending flyleaves. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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