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File 3846/1910 'Mesopotamia: Baghdad affairs. Miscellaneous.' [‎63v] (135/536)

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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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No. 1014, dated Baghdad, the 17th November (received 6 th December) 1910 (confidential).
From—J. G. Loeimer, 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, Baghdad,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign Department.
I have the honour to submit, for the information of the Goyernment of
India, a copy of my despatch No. dated 17th November 1910, which I have
addressed to His Britannic Majesty’s Ambassador at Constantinople.
2. The last reference to this subject is my letter No. 891, dated the 7th
October 1910.
No. 1013—62, dated Baghdad, the 17th November 1910 (confidential).
From—I. G. Dormer, 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, Baghdad,
To—His Excellency the Right Hon’ble Sir Gerard Lowther, K.C.M.G., C.B.,
His Britannic Majesty’s Ambassador, Constantinople.
In continuation of the correspondence ending with my despatch
No. 890—53 of the 7 th October 1910, I have the honour to report that the
front of Mr. G. Thaddeus’s shop f and
part of the front of the late Nawab
Ahmad Ali Khan’s house X have now been
destroyed as dangerous,—though they
the wall § and shops belonging to Messrs.
house,! the demolition
t Item No. 5 in my despatch No. 776—42 of the
6th September 1910.
t Item No. 6 in the same.
§ Item No. 1 in the same.
II Item No. 4 in the same.
were not dangerous,—in addition to
Stephen Lynch & Co., and part of the Iqbal-ud-Daulah
of which had already been reported by me.
I have had the honour of informing Youir Excellency by telegram, from
time to time, of the progress of these events, and of soliciting Your Excellency’s
assistance but it was impossible for me to report by wire the entire circum
stances of the two latest demolitions. Some particulars of them will be found
in Annexure No. 1 to this despatch, illustrating the perverse spirit in which
the Wilayat have acted with regard to them.

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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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