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File 4613/1919 Pt 5 'Mesopotamia: Land Policy. Land for Civil Cantonment.' [‎190r] (19/56)

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The record is made up of 1 item (22 folios). It was created in 12 Oct 1919-7 May 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 item consists of part five 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 proposed construction by the British authorities.

The part contains correspondence discussing a proposed new civil station and military cantonment, which would be located in the southern vicinity of Baghdad. Correspondents include the Acting Civil Commissioner in Baghdad (Lieutenant-Colonel Arnold Talbot Wilson), the Officiating Commander-in-Chief of the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force (Major-General George Fletcher MacMunn), and officials of 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 War Office.

Included with this part are several plans showing the layout of the proposed sites, as well as the layout of a proposed Baghdad railway.

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File 4613/1919 Pt 5 'Mesopotamia: Land Policy. Land for Civil Cantonment.' [‎190r] (19/56), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/847/5, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100061328859.0x000001> [accessed 15 November 2019]

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