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Coll 6/68 'Syria: Relief of destitute British Indians in Syria' [‎9r] (17/54)

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The record is made up of 1 file (25 folios). It was created in 2 Jan 1935-19 Oct 1935. 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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(1567/29 i/ 66 )
July 16, 19 35.
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With reference to your telegram Bo.728 X of
July 5th, 1935, I have the honour to inform you that the
families of the destitutes left India so long ago that they
have no knowledge of their next of kin or of their home
2. The only information available is as follows i
(a) Asma Meer Alan Hindi is the widow of Meer Alam Hindi
who was horn at Gutyala, Pegla, 2ula, Hazara Muluk, Punjab
in 1896.
(b) Baileh Dada Mohamed is the daughter of the late Dada
Mohamed, who was born at Delhi in 18 36.
(c) Amin eh Abdul Hakim is the wife of Ahm-ed Abdul Hakim,
whose father Mahmoud Abdul Hakim- w r as born at Peshawar.
(d) Amin eh Aghwani is the widow of All Hussein Aghwani,
who was born at Damascus in 1847. His father, Hussein
Aghwani, is said to have been born at Peshawar.
3 , The fifth recipient of relief, Hamdieh Ghulam,
has died recently.
I have the honour to be,
Your obedient servant,
Sd. Gilbert Mackereth.
The Under Secretary
To the Government of India
in the Poreign and Political Department,
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This file concerns the administration of funds granted by the Government of India to the British Consulate in Damascus for the provision of relief to destitute British Indians residing in Syria.

According to the correspondence, it was originally intended that the payments would cease at the end of the financial year of 1933/34, but the funds lasted longer than expected. In 1935, with funds almost exhausted, the correspondence discusses whether the allowance should be continued in order to continue to provide relief to five destitute British Indian women. Also discussed is the possibility of the women being repatriated to India.

The file features the following correspondents: His Majesty's Consul, Damascus (Gilbert MacKereth); the Foreign Secretary to the Government of India; officials of the Foreign Office and 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. .

In addition to correspondence the file includes a statement of disbursements for the period of 1926-1934.

The file includes a divider which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence (folio 1).

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1 file (25 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 27; 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.

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