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File 4097/1914 Pt 4-5 'Mesopotamia' [‎edge] (4/689)

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The record is made up of 1 file (335 folios). It was created in 20 May 1916-25 Jan 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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This file contains papers relating to the assignment of new staff to the administration of Mesopotamia or Iraq upon its occupation during the First World War. The majority of the papers contain correspondence between the Offices of the Civil Commissioner in Cairo and Baghdad, and the Offices of the Secretary of State for India, and discuss the possible assignment of British staff from Sudan or Egypt to Iraq.

Of note are particular letters penned by Sir Francis Reginald Wingate, Sir Edgar Bonham Carter, and to Field Marshal Allan Francis Harding.

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1 file (335 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

The subject 4097 (Basra and Mesopotamia) consists of 5 files, IOR/L/PS/10/513-517. The files are divided into 7 parts, with parts 1, 2, 3 comprising one file each, parts 4, 5 comprising the fourth file and parts 6, 7 comprising the fifth file.

The subject 4097 (Basra and Mesopotamia) consists of 5 files, IOR/L/PS/10/513-517. The files are divided into 7 parts, with parts 1, 2, 3 comprising one file each, parts 4, 5 comprising the fourth file and parts 6, 7 comprising the fifth file.

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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 335; 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. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 105-335; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the leading and ending flyleaves.

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