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File 3816/1916 'Persia. As to allowing English ladies to proceed to Persia' [‎153v] (316/553)

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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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Dated the 5th (received 8th) October 1917.
From—Miss Emily Skirrow, Church Missionary Society, Lahore,
To—The Foreign Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Simla.
I am much obliged for your letter* of October 2nd, by which I see that I
# „ fiQ have failed to make my claim to return
to Kerman clear. I beg to say that
I have worked there as a Church Missionary Society missionary for 8 years
with Dr. Westlake and have definite work to return to in teaching the
women and girls.
I was at home when our missionaries were withdrawn from Kerman—and
was prevented from returning to Persia by the stations being unoccupied.
It will be better in every way for Dr. Westlake and me to return there
together if it can possibly be arranged.
As you know we can travel with Dr. and Mrs. Dodson—if we go soon.
My passport is being renewed by the United Provinces Government.
92
Memorandum dated Quetta, the 12th November 1917.
From—M r. R. N. E. Young, “ Mandville Brace Road, Quetta,
To—Hon'ble Mr. A. H. Grant, C.S.I., C.I.E., Foreign Secretary to the Govern
ment of India in the Foreign and Political Department, Delhi.
Mr. It. N. E. Young, an official of the Indo-European Telegraph Depart
ment (Persian Section), on sick leave in- India, most humbly and respectfully
begs that permission may be granted for his wife to accompany him to
Kerman (Central Persia), on his return to that station in December.
He respectfully solicits the kind consideration of the Secretary, Foreign
Office, and sincerely regrets any inconvenience that might be involved by this
application,
93
Memorandum No. 1134-W., dated Delhi, the 29th November 1917.
From— Denys Bray, Esq., C.I.E., Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
in the Foreign and Political Department,
To—M r..R. N. E. Young, “Mandville”, Bruce Road, Quetta.
With reference to his application,t dated the 12th November 1917, Mr.
t Serial NO. 92. E ; Young of the Indo-European
Telegraph Department (Persian Section)
is permitted to proceed with his wife to Kerman in December next.
94
• • y *
Telegram No. 1135-W., dated the 29th November 1917.
From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi,
To—His Britannic Majesty’s Consul, Kerman.
(Repeated to the Deputy 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. , Bushire, and His Majesty a
Minister, Tehran.)
Permission has been granted to Young, Indo-European Telegraph Depart
ment (Persian Section), to take his wife with him Kerman in December next.
Addressed Kerman ; repeated Bushire and Tehran.
S.G.P.I., Delhi—No. 567 F. &P D.—21-12-17-7.

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Content

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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