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File 1356/1912 Pt 1 'Turco-Persian Frontier:- negotiations at Constantinople.' [‎42r] (93/885)

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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longtemps qiie la Tnrquie ne batira point de fortifi
cations sur la rive droite du Chatt-el-Arab, situee
vis-a-vis da territoire persan, la Perse a son tour
s'ahstiendra d'en construire sur la partie de la
rive gauche gai lui revzent selon les stipulations
du traite* " (19th Jan* 1848, ih.). The Porte gave
its own engagement in the following terms:- 'Comme
par le present acte la Conr de Perse s 1 engage
"formtllement a ne construire la Sublime
n Porte, de son cote, s'engage a ne pas eleven de
Convelles fortifications " (p* 68), ami the
two Ambassadors described the transaction as a
"defense reciproque de batir des fortifications sur
"les cotes du Chatt-el-Arab, ou les possessions
/ r
"des deux Etats se trouvent opposees les unes aut\res
(26th Feb* 1848. p. 69).
In his telegram of 29th May Sir P. Cox critic-
Iifsb
ised thB/draft of the proposed Convention, and in
that of 4th June the final draft. Both of these
have been fully dealt with by this Office in constit
ution with Admiral Sir E. Slade.
On a perusal of the telegrams this consideration
suggests itself - that though Turkey is entitled to
ownership of the whole river de June, the recognition
of her claims de facto is a very considerable con
cession in view (1) of the strength of the case
against them (2) of the degree of joint ownership
which she has allowed to grow up. For so consider
able a concession we ought therefore to insist on
getting what we vjant, i.e. the frontier as locally
recognised, between Mohammera and Hawieeh.
(Z/tA

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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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