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File 3414/1906 Pt 4 'Persia: Arabistan telegraphs; Mohammerah-Ahwaz-Borasjun line' [‎31v] (67/382)

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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which the construction of the telegraph line was completed, and the
first half-yearly payment fell dne on the 1st January 1908. l ie pay
ment then made was at the minimum rate of hcs. 1^,500 pei half year.
Further payments were made on 1st July 1908, 1st January 1J0J, 1st
July 1909, and a payment has been arranged for on 1st January 1910.
On these five payments there is a balance due to the l ersian Govern
ment of Fes. 15,675, the difference between the bcs. 12,500 actually paid
each time and the Fes. 15,635 now shown to be due. Jhese arrears
can be paid when the account has been accepted as correct by the
Persian Government.
4. The account submitted for the advances made under Article II.
of the Convention shows an expenditure of Rs. 96,561. 4. 11, the
equivalent of Fes. 160,935-5208. The settlement of this account will,
no doubt, be allowed to be deferred to suit the convenience of the
Persian Government, as is being done in the case of the payment due for
the telegraph line and cable between Hen jam and Bunder Abbas pro
vided by the Indo-European Telegraph Department for the Persian
5. In connection with the provision of telegraph offices and buildings
along the Central Persia line there has been some expenditure under
Article VI. of the Convention. A separate account will be prepared of
this expenditure and submitted later. The Persian Minister of Telegraphs,
in a letter dated 5th April 1904, to the address of the British Minister
at Teheran, agreed that the expenditure for the provision of telegraph
buildings, whether by building them, purchasing, or renting them, was
to be a charge to the Persian Government.

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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' [‎31v] (67/382), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/107, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 15 December 2019]

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