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File 3816/1916 'Persia. As to allowing English ladies to proceed to Persia' [‎152v] (314/553)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (269 folios). It was created in 16 Sep 1916-10 Oct 1921. 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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No. 871-W., dated Simla, the 19th September 1917.
p rom — Majoe W. G. Neale, Deputy Secretary to the Government of India in the
Foreign and Political Department,
To—Dr. Winifred A. Westlake, Khyber House, Dalhousie.
With reference to your letter dated the 14th August 1917, I am desired to
inform you that there is no objection to your returning to Kerman in the
company of Dr. and Mrs. Dodson.
As regards transport from Karachi to Bandar Abbas you should make
your own arrangements, and should consult His Britannic Majesty’s Consul at
Bandar Abbas about your onward journey to Kerman.
Telegram No. 872-N., dated the 19th September 1917.
From—The Foreign Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and
Political Department, Simla,
To—His Britannic Majesty’s Consul, Kerman.
(Repeated to Colonel Trevor, Bushire, and His Majesty’s Minister, Tehran.)
Your telegram* September 17th, 551. Required permission granted to
Dr. Westlake. Addressed Kerman,
repeated Bushire and Tehran.
*Serial No. 79.
Dated Ranikhet, the 23rd (received 27th) August 1917.
From—Miss Emily Sorrow, Soldiers’ Home, Ranikhet, United Provinces of Agra
and Oudh,
T°—The Hon’ble Mr. A. H. Grant, C.S.I., C.I.E., Foreign Secretary to the
Government of India in the Foreign and Political Department, Simla.
I desire to travel to Persia where I am a Missionary of the Church
Missionary Society—since 1902. I shall be greatly obliged if you can give me
a permit to go to Bandar Abbas and thence to Kerman for Ispahan, the head
quarters of the Society.
I want to travel with Dr. G. E, Dodson and his family who have a
permit to leave India early in October—for Kerman —via Bandar Abbas. If
you will kindly let me know what proofs of my identity you require I will
gladly send them*
No. 823-W., dated Simla, the 7th September 1917.
Fiom Major W . G. Neale, Deputy Secretary to the Government of India in the
Foreign and Political Department,
To Miss Emily Spurrow, Soldiers’ Home, Ranikhet, United Provinces.
With reference to your letter,t dated the 23rd August 1917, I regret to
tSerial No. 84 . inform you that in view of the present
state of Persia, the Government of India
are unable to grant you permission to travel to Ispahan.

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The volume contains correspondence, and 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. Political and Secret Department papers, mainly relating to various individuals seeking permission to travel to Persia [Iran] from England. These individuals are largely the wives of British officials and employees in Persia wishing to join their husbands. They include: Myrtle Farran, the wife of an Indian Army officer serving in Persia; M D Merrill, the wife of a Captain in the South Persia Rifles; and Harriet Neilson, the wife of the Works Manager of the refineries in 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. of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company. The volume also includes correspondence relating to permission to travel to Persia for male and female missionaries of the Church Missionary Society, including Emily Skirrow, and The London Society for Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jews.

The main correspondents are the following: 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. ; the Foreign Office; HM Minister at Tehran; the Foreign and Political Department of the Government of India; the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in 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. ; members of the Church Missionary Society; the War Office; and the various individuals seeking permission to travel to Persia.

The volume includes a divider which gives the subject number, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 volume (269 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

The subject 3816 (Persia. As to allowing English ladies to proceed to Persia) consists of one volume, IOR/L/PS/10/625.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 269; 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.

A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the leading and ending flyleaves.

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