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File 3579/1916 'Turkey: the future of Constantinople' [‎114r] (236/530)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (259 folios). It was created in 5 Sep 1916-27 Mar 1919. 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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List of Enclosures.
1. Demi-official letter to Local Governments, No. 209-D., dated the 24th
November 1916 (with enclosure).
2. Demi-official telegram to Local Governments, No. 954-C., dated the
3rd December 1916.
3. Demi-official letter from the Chief Secretary to the Government ot
the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, No. 1539-C., dated the 5th December
1916 (with enclosure).
4. Demi-official telegram to the Chief Secretary to the Government of
the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, No. 985-G, dated the 8th December
1916.
5. Demi-official telegram from the Chief Secretary to the Government
of Madras, dated the 9th December 1916.
6. Demi-official telegram to Local Governments, No. 996-C., dated the
11th December 1916.
7. Demi-official telegram to the Chief Secretary to the Government of
Madras, No. 997-S., dated the 11th December 1916.
8. Demi-official telegram from the Agent to the Governor-General in
Central India, dated the 12th December 1916.
9. Demi-official telegram from the Chief Secretary to the Government
of Bengal, No. 6774-X., dated the 11th December 1916.
10. Demi-official telegram to the Chief Secretary to the Government of
Bengal, No. 1021-C., dated the 15th December 1916.
11. Telegram from the Government of Madras, dated the 18th December
1916.
12. Telegram to the Government of Madras, No. 1044-S., dated the 20th
December 1916.
13. Extract from a demi-official letter from the Chief Commissioner and
Agent to the Governor-General, North-West Erontier Province, No. 51-C.,
dated the 5th January 1917-
14. Demi-official letter from the Agent to the Governor-General in
Central India, dated the 27th December 1916 (with enclosure).
15. Demi-official letter to the Agent to the Governor-General in Central
India, dated the 6th January 1917.
16. Extract from a letter from the Government of the Punjab,
No. 41—180-S. B., dated the 16th December 1916.
17. Extract from a letter from the Government of Bombay, No. S. D.-
2799, dated the 13th December 1916.
18. Extract from a letter from the Government of Bengal, No. 107-P.,
dated the 2nd January 1917.
19. Extract from a letter from the Government of the United Provinces
of Agra and Oudh, No. 1697-C., dated the 6th January 1917.
20. Extract from a letter from the Government of the Punjab, No. 41—
186, dated the 31st December 1916.
21. Extract from a letter from the Chief Commissioner, Delhi, No. 13
(Home), dated the 3rd January 1917.
22. Extract from a letter from the Government of Madras, No. 105,
dated the 17th January 1917.
23. Extract from a letter from the Government of Bengal, No. 818-P.,
dated the 17th January 1917.
24. Extract from a letter from the Government of the United Provinces
of Agra and Oudh, No. 42-C., dated the 19th January 1917.
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The volume contains papers regarding the future of Constantinople [Instanbul]. It includes: 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. minute papers; copies of correspondence between the Foreign Office and Sir George Buchanan, HM Ambassador at Petrograd [St Petersburg], and other British diplomats; draft telegrams from the Secretary of State for India addressed to the Viceroy of India; correspondence between 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 the Foreign Office; and other papers. Some of the correspondence is in French.

Issues discussed in the papers include: whether the Constantinople Agreement, concluded between the British, French and Russian governments in March 1915 (under the terms of which Constantinople and the Straits of the Dardanelles would be annexed to the Russian Empire), should be made public; the possible effect upon Muslims in India of the announcement of the agreement; and the question of the re-conversion of the St Sophia [Hagia Sophia] mosque in Constantinople into a Christian church.

The volume includes a divider which gives the subject number, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 volume (259 folios)
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The subject 3579 (Turkey: the future of Constantinople) consists of one volume, IOR/L/PS/10/623.

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

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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the first folio with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 259; 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 front and back covers, along with the two leading and two ending flyleaves have not been foliated.

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