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File 1093/1915 Pt 2 ‘Persian Gulf:- Proposed revival of British Consulate at Basra. Portuguese interests in Iraq’ [‎89v] (30/334)

The record is made up of 1 item (164 folios). It was created in 23 Sep 1922-20 Jun 1929. 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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Correspondence and other papers concerning the proposed re-appointment of a British Consul at Basra, and how the new post should be funded. Subjects covered include: whether the Consul at Mohammerah [Khorramshahr] could also be appointed Consul at Basra (the two places being in close geographical proximity); the High Commissioner for Iraq’s (Henry Robert Conway Dobbs) argument that a full-time Consul is required for the post; discussion between officials from the Government of India and the Foreign Office about who should fund the new appointment; assessments of the importance of British trade in Mesopotamia, including tables of statistical data outlining diplomatic and consular expenditure in Turkish Arabia, and trade between India and Turkish Arabia; the Government of India’s refusal to contribute to the cost of the Basra Consulate; the transfer of land and property associated with Basra consulate from the Government of India to HM’s Office of Works; a further report written by Dobbs, dated 1928, arguing for the appointment of a British Consul at Basra, enclosing a memorandum written by Charles Wills of the Mesopotamia-Persia Corporation Limited.

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File 1093/1915 Pt 2 ‘Persian Gulf:- Proposed revival of British Consulate at Basra. Portuguese interests in Iraq’ [‎89v] (30/334), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/547/2, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100058781644.0x0000b8> [accessed 23 January 2020]

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