Container List


BII-1 : Gazetteers and Handbooks


Microfiche no.
Title: A Handbook of Mesopotamia. Vol 1, General.
File number: L/MIL/17/15/41/1-2
Notes: London: Admiralty War Staff, Intelligence Division, August 1916.
Notes: Confidential.
Scope & contents:
1st edition: August 1916, 360pp, illus, maps.
2nd edition: Nov 1918, 550pp.
1-10
Title: A Handbook of Mesopotamia. Vol 2, Iraq, Lower Karun and Luristan.
Physical description: 510pp, plates & maps.
File number: L/MIL/17/15/41/3
Notes: London: Admiralty War Staff, Intelligence Division, May 1917.
Notes: Confidential.
10-15
Title: A Handbook of Mesopotamia. Vol 3, Central Mesopotamia, with Southern Kurdistan and the Syrian Desert.
Physical description: 416pp, maps.
File number: L/MIL/17/15/41/4-5
Notes: London: Admiralty War Staff, Intelligence Division, January 1917.
Notes: With corrections and additions, June 1918, 116pp.
Notes: Confidential.
15-21
Title: A Handbook of Mesopotamia. Vol 4, Northern Mesopotamia and Central Kurdistan.
Physical description: 497pp, plates & maps.
File number: L/MIL/17/15/41/6-7
Notes: London: Admiralty War Staff, Intelligence Division, April 1917.
Notes: with Corrections and additions, December 1918, 166pp.
21-28
Title: Field Notes on Lower Mesopotamia.
Physical description: v, 85pp.
File number: L/MIL/17/15/48
Notes: Simla: General Staff India, October 1914.
28-29
Title: Field Notes: Mesopotamia.
Physical description: iv, 211pp.
File number: L/MIL/17/15/49
Notes: Simla: General Staff India, February 1915.
29-31
Title: Field Notes: Mesopotamia.
Physical description: 326pp.
File number: L/MIL/17/15/50
Notes: Calcutta: General Staff India, February 1917.
31-35
Title: Where's Where in Arabia, Mesopotamia and Persia.
Physical description: i, 63, 9 pp.
File number: L/P&S/20/C128/1
Notes: Simla: General Staff India, 1915.
Notes: Confidential.
35
Title: Where's Where in Arabia, Mesopotamia and Persia.
Physical description: i, 110, 10pp.
File number: L/P&S/20/C128/2
Notes: Simla: General Staff India, 1916,
35-36
Title: Who's Who in Mesopotamia.
Physical description: 420, 9 pp.
File number: L/P&S/20/C129/1
Notes: Compiled by Intelligence Branch, Indian Expeditionary Force "D".
Notes: Simla: General Staff India, 1915.
Notes: Confidential.
36-41
Title: Who's Who in Mesopotamia [abbreviated edn , Nov 1914-Jul 1916].
Physical description: 133pp.
File number: L/P&S/20/C129/2
Notes: Compiled by Intelligence Branch, Indian Expeditionary Force "D".
Notes: Delhi: General Staff India, 1916.
Notes: Confidential.
41-44
Title: Who's Who in Mesopotamia.
Physical description: 167pp.
File number: L/P&S/20/C129/3
Notes: Calcutta: General Staff India, 1916.
44-47
Title: Personalities. Iraq.
Physical description: 94pp.
File number: L/P&S/20/C143
Notes: [Delhi: Government of India Foreign and Political Department for Arab Bureau, Basra Branch, 1917].
Notes: Confidential
47-48
Title: A sketch of the political history of Persia, Iraq and Arabia, with special reference to the present campaign.
Physical description: ii, 43pp.
File number: L/P&S/20/C150
Notes: Calcutta : Government of India for Office of the Chief Political Officer, IEF "D", 1917.
49
Title: Vocabularies: English, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Armenian, Kurdish, Syriac.
Physical description: 171pp.
File number: L/MIL/17/15/52
Notes: London: Intelligence Division, Admiralty War Staff, c 1917.
49-51
Title: Tribes of the Tigris.
Physical description: 26pp, genealogical tables.
File number: L/P&S/20/C151
Notes: Calcutta: Government of India [Foreign and Political Department] for Arab Bureau, Basra Branch, 1917.
51
Title: Tribes round the junction of the Euphrates and Tigris.
Physical description: 24pp.
File number: L/P&S/20/C152
Notes: Calcutta: Government of India [Foreign and Political Department] for Arab Bureau, Basra Branch, 1917.
51-52
Title: The Muntafik. Al Sa'dun, Bani Malik, Ajwad, Bani Sa‘id, Bani Huchaim.
Physical description: 156pp, map, genealogical tables.
File number: L/P&S/20/63
Notes: Calcutta: Arab Bureau, Basra Branch, 1917.
Notes: Confidential.
52-53
Title: Arab tribes of the Baghdad Wilayet, July 1918.
Physical description: 276, ixpp., tables.
File number: L/P&S/20/235
Notes: Calcutta: Government of India for Arab Bureau, 1919.
53-56
Title: Geology of Mesopotamia and its borderlands.
Physical description: 116pp, maps, illus.
File number: L/MIL/17/15/54
Notes: London: Intelligence Division, Admiralty Naval Staff, May 1918.
56-58
Title: Report for the Army Council on Mesopotamia.
Physical description: 72pp, maps.
File number: L/MIL/17/15/55
Notes: Sir John Prescott Hewett, London: War Office, July 1919.
58-59
Title: Mesopotamia. Handbook prepared under the direction of the Historical Section of the Foreign Office, No.92.
Physical description: vi, 138pp, 2 maps.
File number: L/P&S/20/C190
Notes: London: Foreign Office, 1919.
Notes: Confidential.
59-60
Title: Armenia and Kurdistan. Handbook prepared under the direction of the Historical Section of the Foreign Office, No.91.
Physical description: iv, 85pp, map.
File number: L/P&S/20/C192
Notes: London : Foreign Office, 1919.
Notes: Confidential.
60-61
Title: The Kurdish tribes of the Ottoman Empire. Lt-Col Sir Mark Sykes.
Physical description: pp 452-486, map.
File number: L/P&S/20/C122
Notes: [London: War Office, 1915] Reprinted from the 'Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute', vol.38, Jul-Dec 1908.
61-62
Title: Kurdistan and the Kurds Intelligence Branch, General Staff Palestine, c 1919.
Physical description: 116pp, map.
File number: L/MIL/17/15/22
Notes: [compiled by Cpt G.R.Driver].
Notes: ['an attempt to collect and edit all the information at present available about the Kurds and Kurdistan'].
62-63
Title: Diary of Major E.M.Noel, on special duty in Kurdistan. Basra,
Dates: 1919.
Physical description: 76pp, illus.
File number: L/P&S/20/284
63-64
Title: Personalities. Iraq (exclusive of Baghdad and Khadimain).
Physical description: 138pp.
File number: L/P&S/20/221
Notes: [London: War Office, 1919].
Notes: Confidential.
64-67
Title: Personalities. Baghdad and Kadhimain.
Physical description: 92pp, genealogical tables.
File number: L/P&S/20/C199
Notes: Baghdad: Government Press. 1920.
Notes: Confidential.
67-69
Title: Note on military organisation in Mesopotamia and North Persia, explaining the interim and eventual establishments and conditions.
Physical description: 14pp, maps.
File number: L/MIL/17/15/56
Notes: London: War Office, January 1920.
Notes: Confidential.
69


BII-2: Outbreak of the First World War: situation in Turkish Arabia


Microfiche no.
Title: Monthly 'Summary of Events in Turkish Iraq',
Dates: Nov 1911-July 1914.
Physical description: 195ff
File number: L/P&S/10/212; File 211/1912
70-74 (1-5)
Title: German War: Turkey; situation in Persian Gulf and Turkish Arabia,
Dates: Jun -Oct 1914.
Physical description: 330ff
File number: L/P&S/10/462; File 3136/1914 Pt 1
74-80 (5-11)
Title: German War: Turkey; situation in Persian Gulf and Turkish Arabia,
Dates: Sep-Nov 1914.
Physical description: 243ff
File number: L/P&S/10/463; File 3136/1914 Pt 2
80-85 (11-16)
Title: Baghdad Consulate: post of consular assistant; appointment of J.C.Gaskin and his detention by Turkish authorities during the war,
Dates: Dec 1904-Mar 1929.
Physical description: 300ff
File number: L/P&S/10/117; File 636/1907
85-91 (16-22)
Title: German War: Turkey; position of British citizens in Baghdad; proposed exchange of British women and children prisoners for Turkish officials,
Dates: Dec 1914-Dec 1915.
Physical description: 199ff
File number: L/P&S/10/532; File 94/1915 Pt 1
92-96 (23-27)
Title: German War: Turkey; arrangements for payments to British consular staff and other British Indian subjects in Turkish territory,
Dates: Jan 1915-May 1922.
Physical description: 216ff
File number: L/P&S/10/533; File 94/1915 Pt 3
96-100 (27-31)
Title: Prisoners of war in Mosul and Baghdad: proposed exchange of British women and children for Turkish officials,
Dates: Apr 1915-Dec 1916.
Physical description: 234ff
File number: L/P&S/10/534; File 94/1915 Pt 4
100-105 (31-36)
Title: Turkish and Arab prisoners deported to India; Sayyid Talib,
Dates: Oct 1914-Nov 1920.
Physical description: 217ff
File number: L/P&S/10/535; File 94/1915 Pt 5
105-110 (36-41)


BII-3: Wartime military and civil administration


Microfiche no.
Title: Basra administration,
Dates: Oct 1914-Dec 1915.
Physical description: 284ff
File number: L/P&S/10/513; File 4097/1914 Pt 1
111-116 (1-6)
Title: Mesopotamia administration: personnel; civilian appointments,
Dates: Nov 1915-Apr 1919.
Physical description: 172ff
File number: L/P&S/10/514; File 4097/1914 Pt 2
116-120 (6-10)
Title: Administration: personnel; appointments of military officers to civil administration,
Dates: Jan 1916-Feb 1920.
Physical description: 346ff
File number: L/P&S/10/515; File 4097/1914 Pt 3
120-127 (10-17)
Title: Administration: policy and personnel; administration of occupied Basra; recruitment and employment issues; system of civil administration in Baghdad,
Dates: May 1916-Jan 1921.
Physical description: 333ff
File number: L/P&S/10/516; File 4097/1914 Pt 4-5
127-134 (17-24)
Title: Administration: personnel; recruitment papers; appointment of a successor to Sir E.Bonham-Carter as Judicial Secretary,
Dates: Dec 1917-Feb 1921.
Physical description: 358ff
File number: L/P&S/10/517; File 4097/1914 Pt 6-7
134-141 (24-31)
Title: Miscellaneous papers on administration and policy,
Dates: Jul 1916-Nov 1917.
Physical description: 736, 16ff
File number: L/P&S/10/617; File 3540/1916 736,
Scope & contents:
including: Gertrude Bell’s memoranda on ‘The administration of justice in the occupied territories of Iraq’, ‘The Shiahs and their position in Iraq’, ‘The basis of Government in Turkish Arabia’ with Miscellaneous proclamations and notifications, Dec 1914-Mar 1919.
141-157 (31-47)
Title: Miscellaneous papers on administration and policy; revenue reports; land revenue reports; reports on tribes and topography; reports on the administration of civil and criminal justice,
Dates: Sep 1917- Sep 1918.
Physical description: 676ff
File number: L/P&S/10/618; File 3540/1916
Scope & contents:
also including 'Notes on the tribes of Southern Kurdistan', by Maj. E.B.Soane, 1918;
'Personalities on the Persian Frontier', Arab Bureau, May 1918.
157-171 (47-61)
Title: Occupation of Baghdad; administration of occupied territory; position and status of Chief Political Officer,
Dates: Mar 1917-Sep 1919.
Physical description: 193ff
File number: L/P&S/10/666; File 978/1917 Pt 1
171-175 (61-65)
Title: Occupation of Baghdad: protection of Holy Places,
Dates: Mar 1917-Feb 1919.
Physical description: 199ff
File number: L/P&S/10/667; File 978/1917 Pt 3
175-179 (65-69)
Title: Mesopotamia: fortnightly reports by High Commissioner,
Dates: Nov 1917-Jan 1919.
Physical description: 818ff
File number: L/P&S/10/732; File 470/1918 Pt 1-2
179-196 (69-86)
Title: Mesopotamia administration: costs; disposal of surplus revenues; claims of the Ottoman Public Debt; stamp duties; control and audit of expenditure,
Dates: Nov 1914-Nov 1918.
Physical description: 288ff
File number: L/P&S/10/868; File 6665/1919 Pt 1
196-202 (86-92)
Title: Reports of administration for 1918 of divisions and districts of the occupied territories in Mesopotamia. Vol.1.
Physical description: 445pp, maps, tables.
File number: L/P&S/20/250
202-206 (92-96)


BII-4: Wartime economy: trade and communications


Microfiche no.
Title: Status of conquered territory: Basra trade; status of local population; goods looted by Turks,
Dates: Nov 1914-Nov 1915.
Physical description: 199ff
File number: L/P&S/10/564; File 3104/1915 Pt 1
207-211 (1-5)
Title: Status of conquered territory: trade; compensation claims,
Dates: Feb 1915-May 1918.
Physical description: 238ff
File number: L/P&S/10/565; File 3104/1915 Pt 2
211-216 (5-10)
Title: Trade with Baghdad under war-time restrictions,
Dates: Mar-Dec 1917.
Physical description: 182ff
File number: L/P&S/10/566; File 3104/1915 Pt 3
216-219 (10-13)
Title: Mesopotamia trade: export of wool,
Dates: Dec 1916-Aug 1918.
Physical description: 240ff
File number: L/P&S/10/567; File 3104/1915 Pt 4
219-224 (13-18)
Title: Mesopotamia: wool trade,
Dates: Sep 1918-Sep 1919.
Physical description: 161ff
File number: L/P&S/10/568; File 3104/1915 Pt 5
224-228 (18-22)
Title: Trade with Baghdad under war-time restrictions; lifting of restrictions; British exports; position of individual firms,
Dates: Jul 1917-Sep 1918.
Physical description: 220ff
File number: L/P&S/10/569; File 3104/1915 Pt 6
228-232 (22-26)
Title: Trade with Baghdad: activities of individual firms; Black List,
Dates: Jan-Dec 1918.
Physical description: 314ff
File number: L/P&S/10/570; File 3104/1915 Pt 7
232-239 (26-33)
Title: Mesopotamia trade: prize court proceedings re SS Albistan and Avristan,
Dates: Jan 1915-Dec 1919.
Physical description: 161ff
File number: L/P&S/10/571; File 3104/1915 Pt 8
239-242 (33-36)
Title: Trade with Mesopotamia: payments from enemy assets in England; liquidation of and claims against, enemy assets,
Dates: Apr 1918- Mar 1922.
Physical description: 354ff
File number: L/P&S/10/572; File 3104/1915 Pt 9-10
242-249 (36-43)
Title: Mesopotamia: Euphrates and Tigris Steam Navigation Company mail contract; mail service between Baghdad and Basra; commercial transport on the Tigris,
Dates: Jun 1912-Jun 1919.
Physical description: 135ff
File number: L/P&S/10/333; File 342/1913
249-252 (43-46)
Title: Reports on (1) the conservancy of the Shatt al-'Arab river from the port of Basra to the Persian Gulf and on (2) the development of the port of Basra.
Physical description: 33pp, maps.
File number: L/P&S/20/C149
Notes: Simla: Government of India, June 1917.
Scope & contents:
By Brig-Gen Sir George Buchanan, Director of Port Administration and Conservancy.
252-253 (46-47)
Title: Report on the development of Mesopotamia with special reference to the regeneration of the river systems.
Physical description: 21pp, illus, maps.
File number: L/MIL/17/15/53
Notes: Simla: Government of India, Aug 1917.
Scope & contents:
Sir George Buchanan.
253 (47)
Title: German War: banks at Basra,
Dates: Nov 1914-May 1917.
Physical description: 203ff
File number: L/P&S/10/528; File 74/1915 Pt 1
253-257 (47-51)
Title: German War: banks at Basra; The Eastern Bank Ltd,
Dates: Mar 1915-Dec 1917.
Physical description: 211ff
File number: L/P&S/10/529; File 74/1915 Pt 2
257-262 (51-56)
Title: Mesopotamia: banking arrangements and facilities; Imperial Ottoman Bank, Baghdad Branch; Eastern Bank branches at Mosul and Kermanshah,
Dates: Mar 1917-Jan 1921.
Physical description: 350ff
File number: L/P&S/10/531; File 74/1915 Pt 4-6
262-269 (56-63)
Title: Mesopotamia: export of dates,
Dates: May 1916-Sep 1920.
Physical description: 346ff
File number: L/P&S/10/596; File 1889/1916
269-276 (63-70)
Title: Mesopotamia: postage stamps,
Dates: Apr 1917-Dec 1918.
Physical description: 268ff
File number: L/P&S/10/670; File1323/1917 Pt 1
276-282 (70-76)
Title: Mesopotamia: postage stamps,
Dates: Jul 1918-Mar 1921.
Physical description: 341ff
File number: L/P&S/10/671; File1323/1917 Pt 2-5
282-289 (76-83)


BII-5: Post-war administration and constitution for the state of Iraq


Microfiche no.
Title: Mesopotamia: future administration; War Cabinet and Mesopotamian Administration Committee papers and policy,
Dates: Mar 1917-Oct 1919.
Physical description: 183ff
File number: L/P&S/10/686; File 2571/1917
290-293 (1-4)
Title: Mesopotamia: personnel for civil administration; applications for employment,
Dates: Apr 1917-Mar 1920.
Physical description: 952ff
File number: L/P&S/10/676; File 1429/1917 Pt 1-3
293-314 (4-25)
Title: Mesopotamia: personnel for civil administration; applications for employment,
Dates: Jan 1919-Aug 1920.
Physical description: 676ff
File number: L/P&S/10/677; File 1429/1917 Pt 4-5
314-328 (25-39)
Title: Foreign consular representation in Baghdad: appointment and activities of French and Italian consular officers,
Dates: Jul 1917-Jan 1921.
Physical description: 212ff
File number: L/P&S/10/693; File 3000/1917
328-332 (39-43)
Title: Mesopotamia: apostolic delegate and Catholic missions,
Dates: Sep 1917-Sep 1920.
Physical description: 154ff
File number: L/P&S/10/720; File 3948/1917
332-336 (43-47)
Title: Miscellaneous papers on administration and policy; revenue, administration of justice and tribes,
Dates: Oct 1918- Aug 1919.
Physical description: 741ff
File number: L/P&S/10/619; File 3540/1916
Scope & contents:
includes: District Administration Reports;
Civil Notifications and Departmental Orders;
'Note on wheat experiments, Mesopotamia, 1917-1918' by C.C.Garbett;
'Pictorial souvenir of the reception given by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Baghdad', September 1918, with photographs of leading Iraqi notables;
Tribal Criminal and Civil Disputes Regulation'; Baghdad Criminal Procedure Regulations;
Iraq Civil Postal Regulations; 'Note on Land Law' etc.
336-351 (47-52)
Title: Miscellaneous papers on administration and policy: monthly reports of political officers; revenue reports; notes on tribes; memoranda on self-determination; municipal proclamations,
Dates: Nov 1918- Nov 1919.
Physical description: 654ff
File number: L/P&S/10/620; File 3540/1916
Scope & contents:
includes: 'Western affluents of the Euphrates between Basrah and the Wadi Hauran', Douglas Carruthers, Royal Geographical Society, London 1918;
Liquor policy in Iraq; Basra and Baghdad Municipal Proclamations and Notifications;
Translations of Turkish Laws etc.
351-365 (52-66)
Title: Miscellaneous papers on administration and policy: annual and monthly reports of political officers; irrigation reports; revenue, health etc reports,
Dates: Aug 1919-Nov 1920.
Physical description: 494ff
File number: L/P&S/10/621; File 3540/1916
365-375 (66-76)
Title: Miscellaneous papers on administration and policy: annual district administration reports; monthly reports of political officers; revenue, police, communications reports,
Dates: May-Aug 1920.
Physical description: 869ff
File number: L/P&S/10/622; File 3540/1916
375-393 (76-94)
Title: Mesopotamia: temporary administration of occupied territory; mission of Sir John Hewett to report on agricultural development and irrigation schemes,
Dates: Feb 1918-Sep 1919.
Physical description: 131ff
File number: L/P&S/10/749; File 3156/1918 Pt 1
393-395 (94-96)
Title: Sir John Hewett's 'Report for the Army Council on Mesopotamia' on agriculture, irrigation and infrastructure,
Dates: Jun 1919-Mar 1920.
Physical description: 196ff
File number: L/P&S/10/750; File 3156/1918 Pt 2
Scope & contents:
(with maps and photographs including Basra port, major rivers, canals, bridges and dams): public criticism and questions in Parliament, 1919;
Articles in the Times;
Sir G.Buchanan's criticisms; publication of report;
Baghdad criticisms of report,
395-399 (96-110)
Title: Mesopotamia: past, present and future administration; parliamentary questions and public criticism,
Dates: Dec 1919-Dec 1920.
Physical description: 214ff
File number: L/P&S/10/751; File 3156/1918 Pt 3
400-404 (111-115)
Title: 'Review of the Civil Administration of Mesopotamia', 1920: publication of Gertrude Bell's Blue Book,
Dates: Nov 1918-Jan 1921.
Physical description: 266ff
File number: L/P&S/10/752; File 3156/1918 Pt 4
404-410 (115-121)
Title: Future administration of Iraq: policy and situation,
Dates: Oct 1918-Nov 1919.
Physical description: 334ff
File number: L/P&S/10/755; File 4722/1918 Pt 1
410-417 (121-128)
Title: Mesopotamia: situation,
Dates: May 1919- July 1920.
Physical description: 256ff
File number: L/P&S/10/756; File 4722/1918 Pt 2
417-422 (128-133)
Title: Mesopotamia: future constitution; question of further announcement of British intentions; transfer of departments to civil administration,
Dates: Dec 1918-May 1920.
Physical description: 297ff
File number: L/P&S/10/757; File 4722/1918 Pt 3
422-428 (133-139)
Title: Mesopotamia: future constitution; copies of background papers supplied to Sir Arnold Wilson,
Dates: Apr 1919-Jun 1920.
Physical description: 25ff
File number: L/P&S/10/758; File 4722/1918 Pt 4
Scope & contents:
includes: India Office Political Department memoranda on 'Mesopotamia: present political situation' October 1919;
'The future constitution of Mesopotamia', November 1919;
and 'Mesopotamia: future constitution', April 1919.
428-429 (139-140)
Title: Mesopotamia: future constitution; draft mandate, Arab reaction to proposals; political situation; electoral reform,
Dates: Apr-Oct 1920
Physical description: 192ff
File number: L/P&S/10/759; File 4722/1918 Pt 5
429-433 (140-144)
Title: Proposed visit of Amir 'Abdullah to London,
Dates: Apr-May 1920.
Physical description: 20ff
File number: L/P&S/10/760; File 4722/1918 Pt 6
433 (144)
Title: Mesopotamia situation: unrest and rebellion,
Dates: Jun 1920-Feb 1921.
Physical description: 489ff
File number: L/P&S/10/761; File 4722/1918 Pt 7-8
433-443 (144-154)
Title: Future control of Mesopotamia,
Dates: Mar-Nov 1920.
Physical description: 37ff
File number: L/P&S/10/762; File 4722/1918 Pt 9
443-444 (154-155)
Title: Mesopotamia administration: appointment of Sir Percy Cox as High Commissioner,
Dates: Aug-Oct 1920.
Physical description: 64ff
File number: L/P&S/10/763; File 4722/1918 Pt 11
444-445 (155-156)
Title: Mesopotamia: creation of provisional Council of State,
Dates: Oct 1920-Mar 1921.
Physical description: 118ff
File number: L/P&S/10/764; File 4722/1918 Pt 12
445-448 (156-159)
Title: Mesopotamia: civilian air services and military airforce,
Dates: Nov 1918-Sep 1920.
Physical description: 205ff
File number: L/P&S/10/766; File 4948/1918
448-452 (159-163)
Title: Iraq: medical officers for civil administration,
Dates: Dec 1918-Feb 1921.
Physical description: 193ff
File number: L/P&S/10/771; File 5633/1918
452-456 (163-167)
Title: Persia and Mesopotamia: future telegraphic arrangements,
Dates: Dec 1918-Jun 1920.
Physical description: 144ff
File number: L/P&S/10/772; File 5646/1918
456-459 (167-170)
Title: Mesopotamia: police reports,
Dates: May 1919-Oct 1920.
Physical description: 637ff
File number: L/P&S/10/839; File 3467/1919
459-473 (170-184)
Title: Major N.N.E.Bray: employment in India Office; appointment to investigate causes of outbreak of 1920,
Dates: Aug 1919-Oct 1927.
Physical description: 163ff
File number: L/P&S/10/866; File 6445/1919
473-476 (184-187)
Title: Mesopotamia: finance; demarcation of responsibility between military and civil authorities; budgets, 1918-1919, 1919-1920 & 1920-1921,
Dates: Dec 1919-Apr 1921.
Physical description: 432ff
File number: L/P&S/10/869; File 6665/1919 Pts 2 & 4-6
476-485 (187-196)
Title: Mesopotamia: military forces; recruitment and training of levy forces,
Dates: Aug 1919-Feb 1921.
Physical description: 177ff
File number: L/P&S/10/874; File 7512/1919
485-489 (196-200)
Title: Mesopotamia and Palestine: cost of military forces,
Dates: Aug 1919-Jan 1921.
Physical description: 124ff
File number: L/P&S/10/891; File 1913/1920
489-491 (200-202)
Title: Mesopotamian and Palestine Mandates,
Dates: Jun 1920-Dec 1924.
Physical description: 373ff
File number: L/P&S/10/911; File 4917/1920
491-499 (202-210)
Title: Return of leading Baghdadi officers and civilians from Syria; Nuri Said Pasha and Ja'afar Pasha,
Dates: 1920-1921.
Physical description: 212ff
File number: L/P&S/10/913; File 5268/1920 Pts 1-2
499-503 (210-214)
Title: King for Iraq: question of suitability of Faysal bin Husayn; French protest; Faysal proclaimed King; Anglo-Iraq treaty, 1922,
Dates: Aug 1920-Dec 1924.
Physical description: 492ff
File number: L/P&S/10/919; File 5876/1920
503-513 (214-224)
Title: Mesopotamia: High Commissioner's intelligence reports,
Dates: Nov 1920-Aug 1921.
Physical description: 284ff
File number: L/P&S/10/962; File 301/1921
513-519 (224-230)


BII-6: Local government and education


Microfiche no.
Title: Mesopotamia: education policy and reports,
Dates: Dec 918-May 1923.
Physical description: 214ff
File number: L/P&S/10/816; File 1454/1919
Scope & contents:
includes: 'Department of Education syllabus of the Primary Course of Study', 1919;
'Memorandum on educational policy', August 1919;
Department of Education Administration Report for 1919.
520-524 (1-5)
Title: Mesopotamia: local administration,
Dates: Apr 1919-Dec 1920.
Physical description: 269ff
File number: L/P&S/10/821; File 2023/1919 Pts 1-13
Scope & contents:
includes: File 2023/1919 Pt 1 Formation of divisional and municipal councils;
Files 2023/1919 Pt 2-13 Proceedings of municipal and divisional councils:
Pt 2 Baghdad Municipal Council
Pt 3 Mosul Municipal Council Pt 4 Amara Divisional Council
Pt 5 Baghdad Divisional Council
Pt 6 Basra Divisional Council
Pt 7 Diwaniyah Divisional Council
Pt 8 Diyalah Divisional Council
Pt 9 Hillah Divisional Council
Pt 10 Kirkuk Divisional Council
Pt 11 Kut Divisional Council
Pt 12 Samarra Divisional Council
Pt 13 Shamiyah Divisional Council
524-530 (5-11)


BII-7: Kurdistan


Microfiche no.
Title: Kurdistan: situation policy and future; question of northern limits of the Iraqi state,
Dates: Oct 1918-Feb 1920.
Physical description: 542ff
File number: L/P&S/10/781; File 36/1919 Pt 1-2
Scope & contents:
includes: 'Precis of affairs in Southern Kurdistan during the Great War', 1919;
'Note on the Kurdish situation' by Maj. E. Noel, July 1919.
531-542 (1-12)
Title: Kurdistan: situation and policy,
Dates: Dec 1919-Nov 1922.
Physical description: 293ff
File number: L/P&S/10/782; File 36/1919 Pt 3
542-548 (12-18)
Title: Reports of Major E.M.Noel on special duty in Kurdistan,
Dates: Mar 1919-Apr 1920;
Physical description: 193ff
File number: L/P&S/10/818; File 1512/1919
Notes: printed 'Diary', 14 June-21 September 1919, with photographs.
548-552 (18-22)
Title: Kurdistan: political incidents and uprisings at Sulaimaniyah, Amadia, Aqrah and Tel 'Afar,
Dates: May 1919-Dec 1921.
Physical description: 279ff
File number: L/P&S/10/833; File 2879/1919
552-558 (22-28)


BII-8: Iraqi boundaries


Microfiche no.
Title: Mesopotamia: boundary with Syria; delineation of British and French spheres; disturbances at Dair-uz-Zor,
Dates: Nov 1918-Dec 1919.
Physical description: 221ff
File number: L/P&S/10/769; File 5202/1918 Pt 1
559-563 (1-5)
Title: Mesopotamia: boundary with Syria; situation at Dair-uz-Zor; hostile Sharifian forces; complicity of Damascus government,
Dates: Nov 1919-Feb 1921.
Physical description: 353ff
File number: L/P&S/10/770; File 5202/1918 Pt 2-3
563-571 (5-13)
Title: Iraq boundaries; Iraq-Persia boundary,
Dates: Aug 1920-Jan 1923.
Physical description: 338ff
File number: L/P&S/10/932; File 7173/1920
571-578 (13-20)


BII-9: Post-war economic development


Microfiche no.
Title: Mesopotamia: trade; proposed commercial mission; reports on 'The prospects of British trade in Mesopotamia and the Persian Gulf', 1919, and 'Conditions of trade in Mesopotamia', 1920,
Dates: May 1918-Oct 1920.
Physical description: 261ff
File number: L/P&S/10/368; File 123/1913 Pt 5
579-584 (1-6)
Title: Mesopotamia: river conservancy; note on Basra port; dredging of Shatt al-'Arab,
Dates: Apr 1917-Dec 1919.
Physical description: 346ff
File number: L/P&S/10/678; File 1510/1917 Pt 1
Scope & contents:
includes photographs and blueprints.
584-592 (6-14)
Title: Mesopotamia: river navigation; dredging of Shatt al-'Arab; Basra port dues,
Dates: Jan 1919-Apr 1925.
Physical description: 370ff
File number: L/P&S/10/679; File 1510/1917 Pt 2-3
592-599 (14-21)
Title: Irrigation policy: general policy, Irrigation Directorate reports; irrigation works at Amara,
Dates: Nov 1918-Jan 1921.
Physical description: 238ff
File number: L/P&S/10/822; File 2137/1919 Pt 1-2
599-605 (21-27)
Title: Mesopotamia: land policy; tenure and acquisition,
Dates: Aug 1917-Dec 1920.
Physical description: 329ff
File number: L/P&S/10/847; File 4613/1919 Pt 1-8
605-612 (27-34)
Title: Mesopotamia: concessions; general principles re granting of concessions; Baghdad tramways; water supply and electric lights; applications for right to collect reeds for pulp; oil and mineral concessions; registration of concessions,
Dates: May 1917-Jan 1921.
Physical description: 256ff
File number: L/P&S/10/682; File 1980/1917 Pt 1-7
612-617 (34-39)
Title: Mesopotamia: railway construction,
Dates: Feb 1919-Feb 1921.
Physical description: 328ff
File number: L/P&S/10/723; File 4494/1917
617-624 (39-46)
Title: Mesopotamia: cotton industry,
Dates: Jun 1917-Aug 1920.
Physical description: 434ff
File number: L/P&S/10/726; File 5160/1917
624-633 (46-55)
Title: Mesopotamia: Ottoman Tobacco Regie: reports on Turkish Tobacco monopoly; land revenue reports,
Dates: Jun 1918-Feb 1921.
Physical description: 185ff
File number: L/P&S/10/861; File 5800/1919
633-637 (55-59)
Title: Antiquities from Samarra: question of disposal,
Dates: Jun 1917-Feb 1921.
Physical description: 240ff
File number: L/P&S/10/689; File 2813/1917
637-642 (59-64)
Title: Preservation of Mesopotamian antiquities,
Dates: Sep 1917-Feb 1921.
Physical description: 336ff
File number: L/P&S/10/742; File 2447/1918
642-649 (64-71)
Title: Mesopotamian antiquities: action regarding collection seized by Portuguese authorities from German ship in Lisbon,
Dates: Jul 1919-Feb 1921.
Physical description: 163ff
File number: L/P&S/10/845; File 4368/1919
649-652 (71-76)


BII-10: The oil industry


Microfiche no.
Title: Geological reports, Mesopotamia and Kurdistan: annual geological reports,
Dates: Mar 1918-Jun 1922
Physical description: 235ff
File number: L/P&S/10/815; File 1450/1919
Scope & contents:
with maps and sectional diagrams; individual reports,
including 'Underground water resources of Northern Mesopotamia', reconnaissance reports on the Euphrates Valley; 'Report on the prospects of petroleum in the Baghdad Vilayet'.
653-658 (1-6)
Title: Mesopotamia and Persia: oil; general file, policy and operations,
Dates: Jan 1918-Dec 1919.
Physical description: 231ff
File number: L/P&S/10/555; File 2249/1915 Pt 1
658-663 (6-11)
Title: Mesopotamia and Persia: oil; policy and operations; activities of Shell, Standard Oil and Anglo-Persian Oil Company,
Dates: Apr 1919-Mar 1921.
Physical description: 291ff
File number: L/P&S/10/556; File 2249/1915 Pt 2
663-669 (11-17)
Title: Mesopotamia and Persia: oil; Anglo-Persian Oil Company,
Dates: Jun 1915-May 1924.
Physical description: 327ff
File number: L/P&S/10/557; File 2249/1915 Pt 3-4
669-675 (17-23)