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File 1356/1912 Pt 1 'Turco-Persian Frontier:- negotiations at Constantinople.' [‎21r] (50/885)

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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CONFIDENTIAL.
No. 1517, dated Bushire, the 21st (received 30th) July 1912.
From— Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Percy Cox, K.C.I.E., C.S.I., Political Resi-
dent 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. , Bushire,
To—The Hon’ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Henry McMahon, G.C.V.O.,
K.C.I.E., C.S I., Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign
Department, Simla.
With reference to the correspondence ending with my letter No. 1463, dated
the 17th July, I have the honour to forward, for the information of the Govern
ment of India, a copy of the telegram
No. 174-741, dated 19th July i 9 i 8 . marginally noted, which I have addressed
to His Majesty’s Minister, on the subject of the Turko-Persian Frontier in the
Arabistan region.
Telegram No. 174 - 741 , dated the 19th July 1912.
From 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. ,
To—His Majesty’s Minister, Tehran (repeated Foreign Office, London).
It mav be convenient to His Majesty’s Government, in connection with cur-
rent negotiations and blue prints lately received here, to know the pos.t.on m whtch
the Shaikh of Mohatnmerah now finds_ himself, and his personal attitude
recently expressed in regard to the frontier question.
quite unable to look after their own in _ • rv b a( j hands, and he
those interests, which are in the main h^ ow ,^ c un ^ on i n exchange for
XnuTeslVw\\ y re W ry the^ent regime at Tehran, with its strong Bakhtiari
He remarked in the above connection ^t^but hewmld now have
- rid of ta^s^ essive designs with which
Turks are credited by rumour, should take shap .

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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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