File 74/1915 Pt 5 'Mesopotamia: Banking Facilities'

IOR/L/PS/10/531/2

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The record is made up of 1 item (63 folios). It was created in 9 Oct 1918-3 Aug 1920. 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 part contains papers relating to banking facilities in the occupied (by the British) territory of Mesopotamia [Iraq]. The papers consist of correspondence, 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. Minute Papers and internal notes.

The file includes papers relating to: the views of the Government of India and the Department of Overseas Trade on the question of extending banking facilities in the occupied territory; the application of Boulton Bros. & Co. to open a branch of the Alliance Bank of Egypt at Basra; the application of Tata Industrial Bank Limited to open a branch at Basra; and the request by the Colonial Bank for assistance to be given by the local authorities in Baghdad to Mr T Langdon-Bruce and Mr H E Weber, being sent by the Bank to enquire into the conditions obtaining in Mesopotamia and prospects for trade in the country.

The correspondence is mostly 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 following: the Viceroy (of India), Foreign Department; the Foreign Office; the Civil Commissioner, Baghdad (including telegrams sent from ‘Political, Baghdad’); Boulton, Bros. & Co.; the Department of Overseas Trade; and the Colonial Bank.

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1 item (63 folios)
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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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IOR/L/PS/10/531/2
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P 74/1915 Pt 5

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9 Oct 1918-3 Aug 1920 (CE, Gregorian)

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