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File 3816/1916 'Persia. As to allowing English ladies to proceed to Persia' [‎182v] (374/553)

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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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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. was bon ad to accept tbe responsibility of dealing with applica
tions from tbe wives of Indians, high officials and others in a matter that
so vitally concerned them in their family, social, financial and business
relations. At first some difficulty was found in securing uniform action in
dealing with the applications, some of ’which were addressed to the India
Office (Public or Military Department) and some to the Foreign Office, and
there was a disposition to play off one Office against another. It was finallv
arranged that the Passport Office, Foreign Office, who have throughout
afforded great assistance, should refer to 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. (Public Department)
in all cases of women desiring to go to India.
4. Number of Applications .—The number of applications to the India
Office has, as was anticipated, proved to be very large, and those concerned
frecpiently make repeated calls in the Military and Public Departments or
represent their case through several sources.
In all some hundreds of names have been registered, in order that the
applicants may be informed “ as soon as the rules are modified so as to admit
of their travelling.” But besides these
a large number of women have doubt
less been informed by Army and other
agents of the practical prohibition on
their travelling, and their names may
not have come tor the notice of this Office at all. 1
1 Tlie representative of one firm stated
in conversation that if the firm passed on
to ns its enquirers 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. would
be overwhelmed.
5; V ariety of Cases dealt with .— The cases dealt with are very various
and include those of—
1; Ayahs; Indian ladies; “Anglo-Indians” (of mixed European and
Indian origin); members of the “ domiciled community ” (Euro
peans "whose home is India).
Some of the hardest cases of all fall within this categorv.
)A W omen desiring to take up salaried work in India. '
Included among these are one or two ladies belonging to the
educational Services in India, to whom Government are making
allowances. ‘ ^
(3) Women desiring to go out r.dth, or to join, their husbands.
in some cases the husbands have been long on active service;
m $ 0 iii 6 they licive been wounded.
nfF nea f y , ever . y . case tlle wi ves advance—in all sincerity and
Ae AT '''° ll bt " lth reason — the P lea of their husband’s health or
affAed TAd m f dical certificates that their own health is being
wanA Of A f rain a “ d WOrry ’ or that they should live in f
warmer climate during the winter months.
exmAAfin 0tll !f motives or apprehensions that are not easily
expressed in words. J
A }}. omen C'jVWed to be married to men in India
■ o. omen who have property or wish to manage businesses in India.
mosdy toAfexnenshoT A t0 (5 )> finanoial hardship is pleaded, due
The hardship ifTAl 1“ eG"' 0 "-T 63 ’ ? E ^ k “ d aad ia i;dia '
well-to-do to positive distress ’ ‘ ‘ 8 il0m the mconvenience of ‘he
t0 The 0fficCTS ’
Relief Committee of the Central' Buleau for thi^A A ‘VF War
5, Prince’s Street, Cavendish Son-re W i i - ] ^ m P^ 0 } ni ent of Aomen,
Prince of Wales’ Imperial Relief Find. ' ^ ^ * recelves a S ram irom ‘he
received, FefukrhAAbFA)A!rnSe 1 Ad7i n the e if ("f "'F 7° a PP lica,; , io , us
ExpA Ace As nAlover iA ' ernm 1 nt M reqi ! ire their strict enforcement,
peuence has, moreover, mcreasmgly shown the extreme practical difficulty

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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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