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File 4327/1911 Pt 1-4 Turco-Italian war [‎209r] (422/424)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (208 folios). It was created in 1911-1912. 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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The volume contains of correspondence and memoranda relating to the effects of the Italo-Turkish War of 1911-12 in the British-Indian Empire. The papers consist of letters, telegrams, handwritten drafts and notes, and printed collections of correspondence relating to a particular matter. The correspondence is mostly between 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 Government of India. Further correspondence is from various British political and military offices in India and Arabia, representatives of the Ottoman and Italian governments, and representatives of numerous Muslim groups in the region.

The four parts of the volume each relate to a different subject, as follows:

1. Britain's position of neutrality during the war;

2. Alleged Turkish activities in Central Asia;

3. Protestations by Muslim groups over Italian aggression;

4. An Italian naval blockade of Hodeidah.

The volume comprises parts 1-4 of 4. Each part includes a divider which gives the subject and part numbers, year the subject file was opened, subject heading, and 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 (208 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the file.

The subject 4327 (Turco-Italian War) consists of one volume divided into four parts.

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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 210; 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.

A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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English and French in Latin script
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File 4327/1911 Pt 1-4 Turco-Italian war [‎209r] (422/424), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/196, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 25 May 2020]

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