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File 3414/1906 Pt 4 'Persia: Arabistan telegraphs; Mohammerah-Ahwaz-Borasjun line' [‎27r] (58/382)

The record is made up of 1 volume (189 folios). It was created in 1905-1910. 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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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. , London,
14th January 1910.
No. 1.
To His Excellency the Right Honourable the Governor
General of India in Council.
My Lord,
I forward herewith, for the information of Your Excellency’s
Central Persia Telegraph line. Q. overnnien t 5 copy of the marginally
Claim against Persian Government
on account of expenditure on its note( j correspondence' 5 with the
Foreign Office on the subject of the expenditure incurred in the con-
* To Foreign Office, dated 10th Noyem- struct i on 0 f the Central Persia
her 1909, and enclosures.
From ditto, dated 29th November 1909.
To ditto, dated 13th January 1910, with Telegraph line,
I have the honour to be,
My Lord,
Your Lordship’s most obedient humble Servant,
(Signed) Morley of Blackburn.

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This file contains correspondence, 1905-1911, between officials in the Foreign Office and the Government of India discussing policy options concerning the maintenance and control of telegraph lines in the Arabistan province of Persia.

Correspondence discusses the acquisition of control of the Mohammerah-Ahwaz-Borasjun telegraph line. Also discussed is the Government of India's suggestion that Mohammerah-Ahwaz-Borasjun telegraph line be brought under the control of the Indo-European Telegraph Department as well as the the costs of making the necessary repairs.

The file contains the Command Paper (Cd 1004) 'Convention between the United Kingdom and Persia extending the system of telegraphic communication between Europe and India through Persia'. Treaty Series, No. 5, 1902, signed at Tehran, August 16 1901.

Correspondents include: Major E B Burton, Vice Consul, Mohammerah; Arthur Henry Hardinge, Consul-General, Persia; Percy Zachariah Cox, Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. 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. ; Louis Dane, Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign Department.

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1 volume (189 folios)

The subject 3414 (Persia Telegraphs) consists of 5 volumes, IOR/L/PS/10104-108. The volumes are divided into 1 part with each part comprising one volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the inside front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 189; 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.

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File 3414/1906 Pt 4 'Persia: Arabistan telegraphs; Mohammerah-Ahwaz-Borasjun line' [‎27r] (58/382), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/107, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 14 December 2019]

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