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Miscellaneous correspondence, reports, maps and other papers concerning the Middle East [‎29r] (58/220)

The record is made up of 1 file (110 folios). It was created in 27 Aug 1893-19 Dec 1918. It was written in English and French. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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would use any weapon that came to hand in furtherance of
their aims. Commercial influence in the Culf leads
inevitably to political influence, and it is clearly not
in our interests to encourage a new rival. We do not
want the Japanese, for instance, to endeavour to obtain
concessions for settlements at Basra and Bagdad, or to
establish a line of steamers and subsidised export companies
in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. .
Further it must be remembered that our policy
is a policy of ” esopotamia for the Arabs," and in pursuance
of this we feel that we shall have to restrict Indian
immigration after the war to Mesopotamia within very narrow
limits. This will not be easy in any case having regard
to the part played by Indian troops in the Mesopotamian
Campaign, but the difficulty of closing the door to
Indians will be sensibly increased if we find ourselves
compelled to hold it open to Japanese.
I now take the analogy suggested by you of
France and Tsingtao. As regards France, it differs from
Mesopotamia in that I fancy that the latter is regarded
popularly as an "Indian sh^w." India has furnished the
majority of the troops and has served throughout as the
base

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The file contains correspondence, memoranda, maps, and other papers relating to Middle Eastern affairs and a few other miscellaneous matters. The majority of the file concerns discussions of and proposals for the post-war settlement of Near Eastern territories, including Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, and the Arabian Peninsula. The basis of these discussions was the Sykes-Picot agreement of 1916.

Other matters covered by the papers include events in Siam [Thailand] and Burmah [Myanmar] and the colonial rivalry in the region between France and Britain, the Baghdad Railway, and relations with Ibn Saud in Arabia, including a report on the 1917-18 mission to Najd by Harry St John Philby (folios 67-98).

Folios 99-110 are six maps with accompanying notes that show the various proposed territorial settlements and spheres of influence in the Near East and one showing Britain's global colonial possessions.

Memoranda and correspondence comes from officials at the Foreign Office 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. . Other correspondents include French and Italian government officials.

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1 file (110 folios)
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The file is arranged in roughly chronological order, from the front to the back.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front of the envelope with 1, and terminates at the inside back last page with 110, 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 file also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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English and French in Latin script
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