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File 3846/1910 'Mesopotamia: Baghdad affairs. Miscellaneous.' [‎42r] (92/536)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (266 folios). It was created in 1910-1912. 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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guard and •taUcmmira at Baghdad, can only toe •*pl*»in«4
on the ouppoaltlon that it rcaily emanated from thoee whom
he could not oieobey, or from the staff with which they
hiid surrounded nim. His scheme, two months later, for
making a useless street through the middle of the British
Resident t is a still cieurer indication of his hawing
become the tool of bitter and influential enemies of the
British nowemment*
( c) The injuries for which compensation is now daisied
were accompanied toy others of a different tout still serious
character (such ms the illegal arrest, beating *nd trial of
gaiyid Muhammad, a British subject), and toy warlous petty
insults and ^nnoyancc»(e.g# the attempted proeecution of -i.e
British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Burgeon criminally for practicing medieine
S'T
in Turkey without a Turkish diploma). In fact the prose
cution of British subjects was so ymh*um&% and so sustained
as
to indicate that it had the support of the Central
Oovfernm^nt. Without this, in the face of British diplomatic
fend concur prcte*t», it £oula not long ho.»« oontinuod.
(a) An Ino^irod oomtifeign «»galn*t me Brit . 4 ;. , 0 -- •» .
ttoofotw** Min the per.Un Oulf «hioh *« being oannuct.n
»t me o»mo time in the Conetantino*,!* preee ie strong
oireuisstantlal

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The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, and memoranda, relating to the encroachment on the British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in Iraq by the Vali of Baghdad for the purpose of road widening. Also discussed is interference by the Turkish authorities with the property of Messrs Lynch Brothers as well as the ice factories of British Indians.

The file also includes monthly summaries of events in Turkish Iraq compiled by 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 Turkish Arabia and His Britannic Majesty's Consul-General Baghdad, John Gordon Lorimer. These are generally arranged in the following sections: Musal [Mosul] wilayet; Baghdad wilayet; Basrah wilayet; Persian affairs; Najd affairs; British interests; foreign interests and cases other than Persia and British; commercial matters; general and miscellaneous.

Correspondents include: the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Sir Edward Grey; the Viceroy; Ambassador in Constantinople, Sir Gerard Lowther; British Vice-Consul, Karbala, M.H. Mosin; 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, Baghdad.

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.

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1 volume (266 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume. The subject 3846 (Mesopotamia:- Baghdad affairs; Miscellaneous) consists of one volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 262; 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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File 3846/1910 'Mesopotamia: Baghdad affairs. Miscellaneous.' [‎42r] (92/536), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/188, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100036667566.0x00005d> [accessed 22 October 2019]

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