File 4613/1919 Pt 7 'Mesopotamia: Land for Military Cantonments' [99r] (9/135)
The record is made up of 1 item (65 folios). It was created in 10 Oct 1919-18 Nov 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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10 195 500 10/19
SECRETARY OF STATE
COMMISSIONER IN MESOPO
Tour telegram dated July 20th
No.8708.' Treasury have refused
|sanction for cantonment schemes
pending further discussion of
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This item consists of part seven of the subject file 4613/1919 Iraq: Land Tenure. It concerns British land policy in the occupied territories of Mesopotamia [Iraq], particularly in relation to arrangements for a proposed British military cantonment in the vicinity of Baghdad.
The correspondence discusses the selection and purchase of suitable land, particularly the question of whether the land should be purchased by the British civil administration or by the War Office. Also discussed more generally is the provision of barrack accommodation in Mesopotamia and Palestine.
Correspondents include the Civil Commissioner in Baghdad (Lieutenant-Colonel Arnold Talbot Wilson), the Secretary of State for India (Edwin Samuel Montagu), the Commander-in-Chief of the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force (Major-General George Fletcher MacMunn in an officiating capacity, succeeded by General James Aylmer Lowthorpe Haldane), and officials of the Foreign Office, 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. , the War Office, and the Treasury.
Included with this part is a plan showing the present and proposed railway layout for Baghdad.
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