File 2764/1904 Pt 3 'Baghdad Railway: general negotiations 1910-1912.' [52r] (112/544)
The record is made up of 1 volume (268 folios). It was created in 1910-1912. 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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10th January, 1912.
I am directed by the Board of Trade to acknow-
r U" ledge the receipt of your letter (No. 50743), with its
enclosures, relative to a proposal to replace the pre
sent ad valorem system of Customs duties in Turkey
by a specific Tariff, and also to a proposal that the
Bagdad Railway Company should be allowed to construct
Customs buildings and exploit bonded warehouses at
Bagdad and Bussorah.
In reply I am to say, as regards the first propos
al, that the Board think that His Majesty’s Government
need not object in principle to the substitution of a
specific for an ad valorem Tariff if all the other
Powers concerned should be in agreement on the subject.
Such a substitution might, conceivably, in some cases
prove of advantage to British exporters who are some
l c u /-i * V 1 b i c f
ie Under Secretary of State,
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The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, newspaper cuttings, maps and notes, relating to negotiations over the proposed Berlin to Baghdad Railway in the period 1910-1912.
The discussion in the volume relates to the economic, commercial, political and military considerations impinging on British strategy for the international negotiations over the development of a railway to Baghdad.
Further discussion surrounds the motivations and strategies of British competitors in the area; included in the volume is a copy of the Russo-German agreement.
The principal correspondents in the volume include Sir Edward Grey, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Sir Gerard Augustus Lowther, Ambassador to Constantinople.
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- 1 volume (268 folios)
The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.
The subject 2764 (Bagdad Railway) consists of five volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/56-60. The volumes are divided into five parts with each part comprising one volume.
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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 269; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out. Pagination: a pagination sequence in red crayon is present between ff 244-252.
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