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File 74/1915 Pt 4-6 'The War: Banking Arrangements in Iraq' [‎iii-r] (720/724)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (354 folios). It was created in 1917-1921. 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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The volume contains papers relating to banking arrangements, mainly in Mesopotamia [Iraq]. It consists of three parts:

  • Part 4 contains papers relating to the Imperial Ottoman Bank in Mesopotamia, mostly concerning the Baghdad branch.
  • Part 5 contains papers relating to the extension of banking facilities in Mesopotamia.
  • Part 6 contains papers relating to the Eastern Bank.

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 (354 folios)

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

The subject 74 (German War) consists of four volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/528-531). The volumes are divided into six parts, with parts 1, 2 and 3 comprising one volume each, and parts 4, 5 and 6 comprising the fourth volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 354; 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.

A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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File 74/1915 Pt 4-6 'The War: Banking Arrangements in Iraq' [‎iii-r] (720/724), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/531, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 17 February 2020]

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