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File 3414/1906 Pt 4 'Persia: Arabistan telegraphs; Mohammerah-Ahwaz-Borasjun line' [‎69r] (142/382)

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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AU0U8t 11 , l-'Oi
fsry Confidential
I wa directed by Secretary Sir Edward Grey to
acknowledge tho receipt of your latter of April 1st
last stating that the Lords Coriaieelonere of Hie
esty’s Troafsury are unablo to sanction the proposal
that the Imi'erial Ooverment should boar half the
cost involved in the acquisition by the Indo-European
Tal 3 f >raph Doportaaat of the control of the telegraph
lino fro® Borasjun to LiohtoJoru.
Sir E. Gray much regrets Their Lordships' deci
sion in view of the groat and undoubted advantage to
Imperial interests v/Mch would result Iron the reali
sation of this proposal and tho relative insignifi
cance of the sum Which His Majesty* a Govornraent ore
crJLied won to contribute to this object,
A failure on the part of His Uajocty's Oovem-
/ I!
Tho Secretory
to the Treasury.

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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' [‎69r] (142/382), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/107, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 6 December 2019]

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