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File 53/1915 Pt 5 'German War: Turkey; Arab Kingdom; the Petrograd negotiations' [‎10v] (25/436)

The record is made up of 1 volume (214 folios). It was created in 1916-1918. 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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The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, and notes relating to the discussions (Petrograd negotiations) between Britain, France and Russia over the creation of an Arab Kingdom and associated zones of British, French and Russian influence in the event of the defeat of the Ottoman Empire.

The volume includes (ff 51-59) a 'Note on the Anglo-French-Russian Agreement About The Near East' as well as three maps (folios 65, 122 and 205) accompanying correspondence about the extent of an Arab kingdom and associated spheres of influence.

The principal correspondents in the volume include: the French Ambassador to Britain (Pierre Paul Cambon), Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Sir Edward Grey; the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, (Sergei Dmitrievich Sazonoff); the French Ambassador to Russia, (Maurice Paleologue); ʿAbdullāh bin Ḥusayn al-Hāshimī; and Ḥusayn bin ‘Alī al-Hāshimī.

The volume includes a divider which gives the subject and part numbers, year the subject file was opened, subject heading, and 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 (214 folios)

The subject 55 (German War) consists of 5 volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/524-527. The volumes are divided into 5 parts with parts 1 and 2 comprising one volume each, parts 3 and 4 comprising the third volume and parts 5 and 6 comprising one volume each.

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

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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 216; 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. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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English and French in Latin script
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File 53/1915 Pt 5 'German War: Turkey; Arab Kingdom; the Petrograd negotiations' [‎10v] (25/436), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/526, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 7 July 2020]

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