Miscellaneous correspondence, reports, maps and other papers concerning the Middle East [30r] (60/220)
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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base of supply, etc.
The countr , ' r has alwa ,i,r s had close
connections, commercial, religious, etc., ’ ith India and
falls geographically within the area usually regarded as
the sphere of India’s ext rnal relations.
Before the war the British Consul—General at
Bagdad was normally an officer of the Indian Political
Department, and bore in addition to his Consular designation
the Indian title of "Resident" in Turkish Arabia A term used by the British officials to describe the territory roughly corresponding to, but not coextensive with, modern-day Iraq under the control of the Ottoman Empire. . It is
hardly too much to say that the Mesopotamian operations have
excited greater general interest in India and have been
regarded more in the light of a domestic concern than those
in any of the other great theatres of war. In these
circumstances the employment of Japanese troops in j.^esopo—
tamia seems to me open to the same objections as those
urged against the use of Chinese troops at Aden. It has
already been rumoured that we intend to use Japanese troops
to help us to maintain order in India itself. I would
hesitate to do anything that might give these rumours colour,
and I do xiii think that the presence of Japanese might
affect not only the Indians, but the Arabs.
As regards Tsingtao, surely the Japs hope t] at
they will keep that for themselves. I don't want them to
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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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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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