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File 1356/1912 Pt 1 'Turco-Persian Frontier:- negotiations at Constantinople.' [‎14r] (36/885)

The record is made up of 1 volume (436 folios). It was created in 7 Feb 1912-25 Sep 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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CONFIDENTFA
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No. 471, dated Baghdad, the 15th June (received 1st July) 1912.
From—J. G. Lorimer, Esq,, C.I.E., 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 Turkish Arabia and
His Britannic Majesty’s Consul-General,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign Department,
Simla.
I have the honour to submit, for the information of the Government of India,
copy of myldespatch, No. 470—15, of to-day’s date, to His Britannic Majesty’s
Ambassador at Constantinople, transmitting certain documents in connection with
the Turco-Persian Frontier Delimitation.
No copies of the list of names nor of the sketch-maps is enclosed as it was
not possible in the time available to have more than one copy of each made.
in
No. 470—15, dated Baghdad, the 15th June 1912.
From— J. G. Lorimer, Esq., C.I.E., 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 Turkish Arabia and
His Britannic Majesty’s Consul-General,
To—His Excellency the Right Honourable Sir Gerard Lowther,
G.C.M.G., C.B., His Britannic Majesty's Ambassador, Constantinople.
I have the honour to enclose—
(i) translation of a letter from the Turkish Foreign Office to the Turkish
Consul at Lingah, 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. ;
(ii) translation of a report by a Turkish Frontier Commission, enclosed i
the said letter ;
(iii) copy of a printed list of names of places in Persia claimed by the
Porte as belonging of right to Turkey ;
(iv) translation of instructions to Turkish officials for elaborating this
list; and
(v) three sketch-maps, explanatory of the list, to be amplified by Turkish
officials.
I am unable to send more than one copy of each of items (in) and (y) on
account of the difficulty of copying them.
The originals of the above papers were sent by the Turkish Foreign Office
to the Turkish Consulate at Lingah, where the British Vice-Consul represents
Turkish interests. In doing so the Turkish Foreign Office must have forgo^en
that their Consul at Lingah was an Englishman ; and it would seem that they
must also have been under some curious illusion as to the relative positions of
Lingah and the disputed tracts on the Turco-Persian frontier.
The Political 1 Resident 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. , not being able to get the papers
translated at Bushire, referred them to me ; and I am now returning them to him
accompanied by translations.
The papers explain themselves too clearly to stand in need of any comment,
besides which I have already given Your Excellency a summary of the contents
by telegram.
(To the Consulate, Lingah.)
The SUBLIME PORTE.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Branch of the Directors-General of Political Affairs, Second Section,
10 th February igi 2 .
No. 11765—484.
Subject —Frontier Delimitation.
Sir
’l have the honour to forward herewith a copy of the Sketch-
Special Commission, together with a suitable number of booklets and
maps forming appendices to the said report.
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Content

The volume discusses the disputed Turco-Persian Frontier, particularly at Mohammerah, and the negotiations in Constantinople to attempt to settle it.

The correspondence focuses on:

  • the differences of opinion over the actual boundary at Mohammerah, including several maps demonstrating these differences;
  • movements of Turkish and Russian troops;
  • ownership of the Shat-el-Arab and questions of access for navigation;
  • copies of treaties, correspondence and memoranda dating back to 1639 relating to the question of the Turco-Persian frontier.

The principal correspondents in the volume are the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Sir Edward Grey); the Secretary of State for India (Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe); the 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. (Sir Percy Zachariah Cox); the British Ambassador to Constantinople (Sir Gerard Lowther); the British Ambassador to Russia (Sir George Buchanan); the Viceroy of India (Charles Hardinge, 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst); the British Ambassador to Tehran (Sir George Head Barclay); representatives of the Foreign Office (particularly Alwyn Parker) and 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. ; and Arthur Talbot Wilson, on special duty in relation to the Turco-Persian Frontier.

This volume is part one of two. Each part includes a divider which gives the subject and part numbers, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references contained in that part by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

Extent and format
1 volume (436 folios)
Arrangement

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

The subject 1356 (Turco-Persian Frontier) consists of 2 volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/266-267. The volumes are divided into two parts, with each part comprising one volume.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 436; 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.

The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the leading and ending flyleaves.

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English and French in Latin script
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