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'PRINCIPAL DESPATCHES AND CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO PERSIA CONNECTED WITH THE SUMMARY OF EVENTS AND MEASURES OF VICEROYALTY OF HIS EXCELLENCY LORD CURZON OF KEDDLESTON IN THE FOREIGN DEPARTMENT. JANUARY 1899 TO NOVEMBER 1905. VOLUME IV-PART IV. PERSIA.' [‎44r] (92/136)

The record is made up of 1 volume (64 folios). It was created in 1908. 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. 183 of 1901.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA,
FOREIGN DEPARTMENT.
SECEET.
External.
To
The Eight Hon’ble LOED GEOEGE E. HAMILTON,
His Majesty’s Secretary of State for India,
Simla, the 7th November 1901.
My Loud,
In our despatches of 21st September 1899 and 6th September 1900,
we have already fully acquainted Your Lordship and His Majesty’s Government
with the views which are entertained by us with regard to British interests and
British policy in Persia. Subsequent events have more than confirmed the fore
casts that were contained in our earlier letter, and have iGyit additional weight
to our appeal for a clear and emphatic enunciation of British policy in regard to
that country. The negotiations for a further Eussian loan to the Persian Govern
ment, and for a new Commercial Treaty, designed in the interests of Eussian
and to the detriment of British trade ; the apparently imminent construction of a
Eussian railway from Ashkabad to Meshed, the capital of Ehorasan ; the activity
of Eussian representatives and agents in Seistan and the regions contiguous to
the Baluch border ; the obstacles placed in the way of the Nushki-Seistan trade
route by Eussian influence, both in respect of customs arrangements and of
quarantine; the appearance of Eussian Consular agents and of a mercantile
service subsidised by the Eussian Government 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. 'all of
these circumstances illustrate the rapidity with which the weakness of Persia
is being turned to account by her powerful neighbour ; wnile they also testify
to the unswerving purpose with which the policy of the Eussian Government
is directed to an obvious and unmistakable goal. _ We have so recently
submitted to Your Lordship our views of the imperative necessity of making
up our minds as to the point to which these ambitions may safely be pursued
without coming into direct collision with British and Indian interests, and
of shaping our future action, both diplomatic and commercial, accordingly, that
we do not propose upon the present occasion to trouble Your Loidship with any
repetition of opinions with which you are already familiar. It is sufficient to
say that the events of the past two years have but strengthened the unanimity
and force of the conviction to winch we have previously given expression ; and
that, in our judgment, the question of Persia and 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. is on the
yero-e of becoming the most critical issue of Central Asian politics, that these
views are not substantially dissented from by His Majesty’s Government is
apparent from the telegraphic information which has reached us from Your
Lordship since the above paragraph was written—to the effect that the
British representative at St. Petersburg has been authorised to speak frankly to

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Published by Superintendent Government Printing, India, Calcutta.

The volume consists of a draft Part IV to the Summary of the Principal Events and Measures of the Viceroyalty of His Excellency Lord Curzon of Keddleston, Viceroy and Governor-General of India in the Foreign Department. I. January 1899-April 1904. II. December 1904-November 1905. Volume IV. Persia and 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. (Parts I-III), published by GC [Government Central] Press, Simla, 1907 [Mss Eur F111/531-534].

The volume includes a letter from the Foreign Department, Government of India, to Lord Curzon, dated 27 August 1908, stating that an examination of their records had shown that these were the essential despatches, and hoping that the volume would answer Lord Curzon's purpose.

The despatches and correspondence cover the period 1899-1905, and include correspondence from the Secretary of State for India, and HBM's Minister at Tehran, and cover the question of the appointment of an additional consular officer in Persia, 1899 (with map); relations between Britain and Persia; the protection of British interests in Persia; British policy on Persia; the political and financial situation in Persia; and the threat of Russian encroachment.

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1 volume (64 folios)
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The despatches and correspondence are arranged in chronological order from the front to the rear of the volume. There is a list of contents on folio 6, giving details of name and date of paper, subject, and page number.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 66; 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. Pagination: the volume also contains an original manuscript pagination sequence.

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