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File 3531/1905 Pt 1 ‘Mesopotamia:- Euphrates + Tigris S. N. Co.; Mail contract’ [‎329r] (27/148)

The record is made up of 1 item (72 folios). It was created in 1904-1905. 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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To:
HIS MAJESTY'S PRINCIPAL SECRETARY oT
•STATE tor IHDIA in S«XIL„
India 'Office, S.W,
Sir,
With re Te re nee to your letter of* the SOth ultimo, and
to the interview kindly accorded to our Chairman this day
by Mr, H,H• Shephard on the subject, I have row the honour to
enclose the draft of* the Mail Contract as enclosed in your
letter under acknowledgment together with certain alterations
in red ink made by our lawyers and discussed by Mr, Shephard
and our Chairman,
the word ’’fixed 1 * for ’’arranged” which was made by you* and
also your alteration of Clause 11* except that we substitute
the words ”as before mentioned” for ”by the said Covemriient
Officer”,
are in the nature of drafting amendments with the View bf*
preventing ambiguity. The Only one to which it seems
necessary to Call attention is the addition at the end of
You will notice that we accept the alteration of
The additions of alterations made by our lawyers
10541. TTIUOB. J2UUU.—yivoi

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Part 1 of the volume comprises correspondence relating to, as well as draft copies of (ff 325-327, ff 338-341, ff 384-386) an indenture for the renewal of the concession agreed between the Euphrates and Tigris Steam Navigation Company (ETSNC) and the British Government, for the conveyance of mail between Busreh [Basra] and Baghdad. The part’s principal correspondents are: the Secretary of the ETSNC (Frank Bottomley); the Legal Adviser and Solicitor to the Secretary of State for India (Sir Horatio Hale Shephard); the Assistant Under-Secretary of State to 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. (Sir Horace George Walpole).

The discussion between Government officials focuses on clauses relating to the maintenance of regular weekly communication between Basra and Baghdad by the ETSNC (clause 5), and the resultant penalties (or exemptions from penalties) incurred by delays or cancellations to the mail service (clauses 11 to 13).

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File 3531/1905 Pt 1 ‘Mesopotamia:- Euphrates + Tigris S. N. Co.; Mail contract’ [‎329r] (27/148), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/88/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100031751619.0x000043> [accessed 22 November 2019]

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