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Coll 17/27 'Iraq. Medical services' [‎3r] (5/190)

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The record is made up of 1 file (41 folios). It was created in 5 Feb 1936-8 Jun 1936. 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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Copy.
(E 3654/489/93).
No.210
(787/2/43).
With the Compliments
of the
Under Secretary of State
for Foreign Affairs
British Embassy,
Bagdad,
5“ J0L 1343
13th June, 1?
Sir,
V '
You v/ill recall that in the summer of 1941, with
1941, wi th 0 ^ ^'
your approval, I organised in this country a staff of . fo/i
Political Advisers with assistants to combat anti-Britisho
activities of all kinds, to keep me informed of oolitica!*
and social developments throughout the country and to
secure co-operation between the local Iraqi authorities
and the British military forces.
2. In July 1941 I addressed to each of the officers
who had then been appointed to this organization a paper
defining their position and explaining to them the lines
on which I wished them to direct their activities.
3. Recently there has come a need to revise this
directive and I have accordingly sent a new letter to all
officers of the Political Advisory Staff in which I have
explained the work to which, in present circumstances and
in the light of the changes that have occurred in the last
two years, they should now give their attention.
4. It may be of use to have these papers in your
archives and I accordingly transmit copies herewith.
5. I am sending a copy of this despatch and its
enclosures to the Minister of State in Cairo.
I have, etc.,
(Signed) Kinahan Cornwallis. I ' ?> '-
The Right Honourable
Anthony Eden, M.C., M.P
etc., etc., e
etc.
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The file contains papers relating to the desire of the Government of Iraq to engage an expert for a few months to reorganise the health service of Iraq (and the subsequent decision of the Iraqi Government not to proceed with the recruitment of this expert).

The papers mostly consist of 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. internal correspondence, correspondence between 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 Foreign Office, copy correspondence between the Secretary of State for the Colonies and the Governor of Ceylon [Sri Lanka], and copy correspondence between the Foreign Office and the following: HM Embassy at Baghdad, HM Representative at Cairo, and the Colonial Office.

The file includes a divider, which gives lists of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (41 folios)
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The papers are arranged in chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 44; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

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