File 1323/1917 Pt 1 'Mesopotamia: Postage Stamps'
- Bradbury, Wilkinson and Company (correspondent; subject)
Foreign Office (correspondent)
Harrison and Sons Ltd, printers, London (correspondent; subject)
Civil Commissioner, Mesopotamia (correspondent)
The volume contains correspondence in the form of letters and telegrams related to the temporary administration of Baghdad Vilayet [province] and the question of the type of postage stamps to be used for the civil post office at Baghdad during the British occupation. The correspondence is particularly related to a small supply of Turkish stamps that was found in Baghdad after the Ottoman troops left the city. The British Government proposed to issue these stamps with the overprint 'Baghdad under British Occupation.' The volume includes correspondence with stamp printing firms and publishers to provide lists of the Turkish stamps and their values. The volume also includes correspondence between Buckingham Palace and the India Office arranging for a collection of the overprinted Turkish stamps to be sent to His Majesty King George V. Another set of stamps and envelopes was also kept aside in order to use it in an exhibition at the National/Imperial War Museum, London. The main correspondents in the volume are: John Evelyn Shuckburgh; Sir Percy Zachariah Cox, the Civil Commissioner, Baghdad; the Viceroy of India's Foreign Department; the Foreign Office; the Government of India's Department of Commerce and Industry; Harrison and Sons Limited; and Bradbury, Wilkinson and Company, Limited.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.
1 volume (274 folios)
The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.The subject 1323 (Mesopotamia: Postage Stamps) consists of two volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/670-671. The volumes are divided into 5 parts, with part 1 comprising one volume, and parts 2-5 comprising the second volume.
Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 272; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto side of each folio. The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the leading and ending flyleaves. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.
Turkish, Ottoman (1500-1928)
- Item contributor:
- British Library. India Office Records and Private Papers
- Data contributor:
- Qatar National Library
- 1 volume (274 folios)
- Postage stamps
- Geographic region:
- Baghdad Vilayet
- Creative Commons Non-Commercial Licence
Open Government Licence
Copyright or data protection restrictions
- Is part of:
- British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers