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File 1356/1912 Pt 1 'Turco-Persian Frontier:- negotiations at Constantinople.' [‎70r] (149/885)

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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UO'TES OF MR ALWY1I PARKER* B MEMORANDUM OH THE FRONTIER BETWEEN
MOFAMMERA!! AH? TTHinff
3 Bi,
Abstract
/• Destruction of Fort
at Falllyea* B
olrts out that dang'or to navigation of
Basrah will oh was motive o Oifliai s ol caters
in fixing the boundary ana causing destiuct
ion of fort no longer exiete#'
2.Haft? canal
r
3. ; She Ka'ato
throws doiL'it on Dclief generally accepted ln>
our records as to the identity and origin
of the- Haffar canal
(Questions accuracy of M: Jor Rawlmeon 1 e
theories regarding theiroirtgin and
nationality.'
t.Tamar lands ate, Jliscusses nationality of lands between
locally recognised boundary and Monrinnerah
ana adduces fresh arguments in support of
Persian, claims
5. Ownership of jrxisKtejcxErSJsAnauces furt-ner arguments
Island ? in Shatt in favour of observ ance of mia cnaimel lii^
al 1 Arab v
6 . ’ Mia channel line J&iseusses legal obfetions raised in
F.O.Ke&op and. adduces further arpument in
favour of India OdTfice view.’-
7. Status of JiltscusseiB
Sliilch and his
tribesmen
8 . Hawiaeh district. Adduces a arguments disposing of Turhi§h
claims ana showing Pernonent >coupation
by Persia for over 500 years*
9. Purchases of land
by
SlriAh
Points out t lat no territwinl aggrandise
ment is involved.
10
survey of
India
Map
(k>\ 'ts ( >ut. that it is obsolete.-

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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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