Miscellaneous correspondence, reports, maps and other papers concerning the Middle East [43r] (86/220)
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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_[This Document is the Property of His Britannic Majesty’s Government.]
 No. 1.
M. Borghese to Mr. Balfour .— (Received October 12.)
Sir, Italian Embassy, October 11, 1918.
I HAVE the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your Excellency’s note of the
2nd instant, in which your Excellency was so good as to communicate to me the draft
agreement which you considered appropriate for the purpose of giving effect to the
spirit of clause 1 of the Anglo-French Agreement of 1916 as regards relations with the
Arab population in the Blue sphere and Area A, indicated in the map annexed to the
agreement, as well as the administration of such districts as may be occupied by Allied
In acknowledging the receipt of this communication, I have the honour to inform
your Excellency, in accordance with instructions just received from Baron Sonnino, that
the Italian Government concurs in the terms of the draft.
I have, &c.
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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)
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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