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File 2764/1904 Pt 3 'Baghdad Railway: general negotiations 1910-1912.' [‎119r] (246/544)

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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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[This Document is the Property of His Britannic Majest/s
[January 12.]
EASTERN DEPARTMENT,
Section 1.
SECRET SERIES.
No. 1.
[46569]
Sir Edward Grey to Mr. Marling.
Foreign Office, January 12, 1911.
Sir,
I HAVE received your despatch. No. 920 of the 20th ultimo, recording a conver
sation with the Ottoman Minister for Foreign Affairs on the subject of the Bagdad
Railway.
I entirely approve your language to Rifaat Pasha, and I have to request you to
inform his Excellency that, if a detailed scheme is put before His Majesty’s Government
by the Ottoman Government in regard to the sections of the Bagdad Railway between
Bagdad and the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , they will be happy to give it their most careful
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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)
Arrangement

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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File 2764/1904 Pt 3 'Baghdad Railway: general negotiations 1910-1912.' [‎119r] (246/544), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/58, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100064831519.0x00002f> [accessed 20 September 2019]

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