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File 2764/1904 Pt 3 'Baghdad Railway: general negotiations 1910-1912.' [‎135r] (278/544)

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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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I tod no time to telegraph more fully
yesterday report of my hurried conversation with ; .F.A.
1 told hi ii f while I personally saw no objection to
his binding Germans not to seek concessions in a strip
of territory near Afghan frontier, we had always
understood question of neutral zone was not to be
touched in pending negotiation*#
Chief criticism that I have to make
on the proposed change is that the restriction of
German rights in this portion of neutral zone may be
regarded as an admission by ifussia of Germany^ right
to seek for them in the rest of that zone. I do not
know how far this right ckti be disputed. Cn my enquiring
whether Germany was asking him to recognise her full
liberty of action with regard to British and neutral
zones His gxcellency replied in the negative.
M.F.A. told me that negotiations
would probably last 6o<**e tisne as the whole text might
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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.' [‎135r] (278/544), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/58, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100064831519.0x00004f> [accessed 19 July 2019]

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