Container List


BIT-1.: Handbooks and Intelligence Reports, 1908-1920.


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L/P & S/20/C141/1-6.: Special Report on the Ottoman Public Debt, 1908, and related papers.
Reel 1
Fiche 1-4
Title: Special Report on the Ottoman Public Debt, followed by a translation of the Annual Report of the Council of Administration for the twenty-sixth financial period (14 March 1907 to 13 March 1908).
Author: Sir Adam Block (Representative of the British and Dutch Bondholders), President of the Council.
Dates: October 1908
Quantity: 172 pp.
Identification: L/P & S/20/C141/1.
Title: Ottoman Public Debt. Decree issued 1 (14) September 1903 as an annex to the Decree of 28 Mouharrem 1299 (8 [20] December 1881).
Quantity: 11 pp.
Notes: Parliamentary Papers, Turkey No.1 (1905), Cd 2407
Identification: L/P & S/20/C141/2.
Title: Imperial Ottoman Debt. Decree of 28 Muharrem 1299 (8 [20] December 1881).
Quantity: 37 pp.
Notes: Parliamentary Papers, Turkey No.1 (1911), Cd 5736
Identification: L/P & S/20/C141/3.
Title: The Ottoman Public Debt and its administration, 1854-1914.
Dates: October 1916
Quantity: 48 pp.
Notes: No.I, S.A-S, TreasuryConfidential
Identification: L/P & S/20/C141/4.
Title: The Egyptian Tribute Loans No.II, S.A-S, Treasury.
Dates: October 1916
Quantity: #37 pp.
Notes: Confidential
Identification: L/P & S/20/C141/5.
Title: The Turkish Guaranteed Loan, 1855 No.III, S.A-S, Treasury.
Dates: October 1916
Quantity: 24 pp.
Notes: Confidential
Identification: L/P & S/20/C141/6.
Title: The Kurdish tribes of the Ottoman Empire.
Author: Lt-Col Sir Mark Sykes.
Dates: Jul-Dec 1908
Quantity: pp. 452-86.
Notes: [London: War Office, 1915]. Reprinted from the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, vol xxxviiimap
Identification: L/P & S/20/C122.
Reel 1
Fiche 5
Title: The Turkish and Pan-Turkish ideal. Tekin Alp, Constantinople.
Dates: [undated]
Quantity: 48 pp.
Notes: London: translation with introduction, Admiralty, War Staff, Intelligence Divisionmap
Identification: L/MIL/17/16/24.
Reel 1
Fiche 5-6
Title: Personalities: Turkey.
Author: Admiralty, War Staff Intelligence Division.
Dates: January 1916
Quantity: 51 pp.
Notes: 2nd editionSecret
Identification: L/P & S/20/C132.

with 'Historical sketch of recent Turkish history'.
Reel 1
Fiche 6
Title: Lines of communication between Turkey and Persia.
Author: Simla: General Staff, India.
Dates: 1916
Quantity: 57 pp.
Notes: MapConfidential
Identification: L/P & S/20/C134.
Reel 1
Fiche 6-8
Title: A handbook of Turkey in Europe.
Author: London: Admiralty, War Staff Intelligence Division.
Dates: 1917
Quantity: 319 pp.
Notes: illusMap, For Official Use Only
Identification: L/MIL/17/16/17.
Reel 1
Fiche 8-11
Title: Report on the Pan-Turanian movement.
Author: London: Intelligence Bureau, Department of Information.
Dates: October 1917
Quantity: 26 pp.
Notes: Map
Identification: L/MIL/17/16/23.
Reel 1
Fiche 11
Title: A manual on the Turanians and Pan-Turanianism.
Author: London: Admiralty, Naval Staff, Intelligence Dept.
Dates: November 1918
Quantity: 256 pp.
Notes: MapFor Official Use Only
Identification: L/MIL/17/16/25.
Reel 2
Fiche 12-14
Title: The rise of Islam and the Caliphate. The Pan-Islamic movement.
Dates: January 1919
Quantity: 72 pp.
Notes: Handbook prepared under the direction of the Historical Section of the Foreign Office, No 96a & bConfidential
Identification: L/P & S/20/G77.
Reel 2
Fiche 14-15
Title: The rise of the Turks. The Pan-Turanian Movement.
Dates: February 1919
Quantity: 49 pp.
Notes: Handbook prepared under the direction of the Historical Section of the Foreign Office, No 96c & dMapConfidential
Identification: L/P & S/20/C191.
Reel 2
Fiche 15-16
Title: Turkey in Asia.
Dates: March 1919
Quantity: 19 pp.
Notes: Handbook prepared under the direction of the Historical Section of the Foreign Office, No 88Confidential
Identification: L/P & S/20/C193.
Reel 2
Fiche 16
Title: Anatolia.
Dates: April 1919
Quantity: vi, 138 pp.
Notes: Handbook prepared under the direction of the Historical Section of the Foreign Office, No 89MapConfidential
Identification: L/P & S/20/C194.
Reel 2
Fiche 16-18
Title: Armenia and Kurdistan.
Dates: May 1919
Quantity: iv, 85 pp.
Notes: Handbook prepared under the direction of the Historical Section of the Foreign Office, No 91MapConfidential
Identification: L/P & S/20/C192.
Reel 2
Fiche 18-19
Title: The situation in Turkey, 15 March 1920.
Author: London: War Office.
Dates: March 1920
Quantity: 15 pp.
Notes: Secret
Identification: L/MIL/17/16/26.
Reel 2
Fiche 19
Title: Treaty of Peace with Turkey, signed at Sèvres, 10 August 1920.
Quantity: 100 pp.
Notes: Treaty Series No 11 (1920)Parliamentary Papers (HoC) 1920, LI, Cd 964Maps
Identification: L/MIL/17/16/27.
Reel 2
Fiche 19-20


BIT-2.: Foreign Office Confidential Printed Correspondence on the Affairs of Asiatic Turkey and Arabia, 1906-1913.


Microfilm no. / Microfiche no.
Title: Further correspondence respecting the affairs of Asiatic Turkey.
Dates: January 1906-June 1908
Notes: ConfidentialMaps
Identification: L/P & S/20/FO33.

Foreign Office.
January-December 1906, xi, 223 pp.
January-June 1907, vii, 111 pp.
July-December 1907, xv, 268 pp.
January-March 1908, viii, 216 pp.
April-June 1908, xii, 235 pp.
Reel 3
Fiche 21-33 (1-13)
Title: Further correspondence respecting the affairs of Asiatic Turkey and Arabia.
Author: Foreign Office.
Dates: July 1908-December 1909
Notes: Confidential
Identification: L/P & S/20/FO34.

July-September 1908, xi, 163 pp.
October-December 1908, vi, 125 pp.
January-March 1909, vii, 102 pp.
April-June 1909, xiii, 231 pp.
July-September 1909, xi, 138 pp.
October-December 1909, xiii, 162 pp.
Reel 4
Fiche 33-44 (13-24)
Title: Further correspondence respecting the affairs of Asiatic Turkey and Arabia,.
Author: Foreign Office.
Dates: January-December 1910
Notes: Confidential
Identification: L/P & S/20/FO35.

January-March 1910, vii, 170 pp.
April-June 1910, viii, 158 pp.
July-September 1910, xii, 194 pp.
October-December 1910, xii, 167 pp.
Reel 5
Fiche 44-51 (24-31)
Title: Further correspondence respecting the affairs of Asiatic Turkey and Arabia,.
Author: Foreign Office.
Dates: January-December 1911
Notes: Confidential
Identification: L/P & S/20/FO36.

Part I, January-March 1911, xii, 145 pp.
Part II, April-June 1911, ix, 175 pp.
Part III, July-September 1911, x, 150 pp.
Part IV, October-December 1911, xii, 179 pp.
Reel 5-6
Fiche 51-59 (24-39)
Title: Further correspondence respecting the affairs of Asiatic Turkey and Arabia.
Author: Foreign Office.
Dates: January-December 1912
Notes: Confidential
Identification: L/P & S/20/FO37.

Part V, January-March 1912, x, 94 pp.
Part VI, April-June 1912, xx, 183 pp.
Part VII, July-September 1912, xxiii, 191 pp, maps.
Part VIII, October-December 1912, xiv, 125 pp, maps.
Reel 6
Fiche 59-67 (39-47)
Title: Further correspondence respecting the affairs of Asiatic Turkey and Arabia,.
Author: Foreign Office.
Dates: January-December 1913
Notes: Confidential
Identification: L/P & S/20/FO38.

Part IX, January-March 1913, xv, 126 pp, maps.
Part X, April-June 1913, xxxv, 427 pp.
Part XI, July-September 1913, xxxiii, 437 pp, maps.
Part XII, October-December 1913, xxxviii, 279 pp.
Reel 7-8
Fiche 67-82 (47-62)
Title: Eastern Department: Secret Series.
Author: Foreign Office.
Dates: January-December 1911
Notes: Confidential
Identification: L/P & S/20/FO89.

Part I, January-March 1911, xvi, 206 pp.
Part II, April-June 1911, xi, 114 pp, maps.
Part III, July-September 1911, ix, 125 pp.
Part IV, October-December 1911, vii, 52 pp.
Reel 8
Fiche 82-88 (62-68)


BIT-3.: Ottoman Dexline and the First World War: Political and Secret Files, 1903-1919.


Microfilm no. / Microfiche no.
Title: Railways: Asiatic Turkey. Railway construction in Asia Minor.
Dates: Apr 1907-Jul 1911
Quantity: 178ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/166s File 3047/1909.
Reel 9
Fiche 89-92 (1-4)
Title: Baghdad Railway: general negotiations.
Dates: Apr 1903-Dec 1907
Quantity: 396ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/56s File 2764/1904 Pt 1.

includes: Baghdad Railway Convention, signed March 1903; international participation and financing; Foreign Office confidential 'Memorandum respecting the Bagdad Railway', March 1906; reference notes on towns along the Baghdad Railway, February 1907; secret report of the Interdepartmental Committee on the Baghdad Railway question, 1907.
Reel 9
Fiche 92-101 (4-13)
Title: Baghdad Railway: general negotiations.
Dates: Jan 1908-Jun 1910
Quantity: 388ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/57s File 2764/1904 Pt 2.

Includes: Anatolian Railway Company contracts and annual reports, 1908; report of the Mesopotamian Railways Committee, 1909, with map of proposed railways in Asiatic Turkey; question of Baghdad to Gulf section and British participation; Foreign Office secret 'Memorandum respecting the Bagdad Railway', 1909.
Reel 10
Fiche 101-110 (13-22)
Title: Baghdad Railway: general negotiations.
Dates: Jun 1910-Jun 1912
Quantity: 263ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/58s File 2764/1904 Pt 3.

Includes: Turkish finances and customs arrangements; reports on progress of railway; map of Tigris-Euphrates delta showing possible lines of railway.
Reel 10-11
Fiche 110-115 (22-27)
Title: Baghdad Railway: Anglo-Turkish negotiations; proposals of Turkish Government; status of Kuwait.
Dates: Oct 1910-Jul 1912
Quantity: 330ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/59s File 2764/1904 Pt 4.
Reel 11
Fiche 115-123 (27-35)
Title: Baghdad Railway: Anglo-Turkish negotiations; concessions proposed in respect of Kuwait; negotiations with Hakki Pasha in London; 1913 Anglo-Turkish Agreement.
Dates: Jun 1912-Jan 1914
Quantity: 255ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/60s File 2764/1904 Pt 5.

Includes: ten maps showing boundaries of Kuwait, Turco-Persian frontier, Shatt al-'Arab, Arabia and Persian Gulf.
Reel 12
Fiche 123-129 (35-41)
Title: Baghdad Railway: negotiations with Germany; Shatt al-'Arab navigation.
Dates: May-Sep 1913
Quantity: 335ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/399s File 2977/1913.

Also includes: Baghdad Railway. Convention of 5 March 1903, Statutes of Imperial Baghdad Railway Company, Loan Contracts and Additional Convention, 2 June 1908 (Parliamentary Papers, 1911, Cd.5635).
Reel 12-13
Fiche 129-136 (41-48)
Title: Baghdad Railway: Anglo-German and Anglo-Turkish negotiations and draft Anglo-German Convention.
Dates: Sep 1913-Jul 1914
Quantity: 280ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/415s File 4044/1913.
Reel 13
Fiche 136-142 (48-54)
Title: Turco-Italian war: British government's proclamation of neutrality; Turkish propaganda; Muslim representations; Red Sea blockade.
Dates: Oct 1911-Jun 1912
Quantity: 204ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/196s File 4327/1911 Pts 1-4.
Reel 13
Fiche 142-146 (54-58)
Title: Turkey in Asia: oil concessions; British and German claims; Mesopotamia oil; Anglo-Persian Oil Company.
Dates: Sep 1912-Sep 1913
Quantity: 408ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/300s File 3877/1912 Pt 1.
Reel 14
Fiche 146-155 (58-67)
Title: Turkey in Asia: oil concessions; position of National Bank of Turkey; Deutsche Bank; Anglo-German negotiations; Turkish Petroleum Company.
Dates: Aug 1913-Apr 1914
Quantity: 148ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/301s File 3877/1912 Pt 2.
Reel 14
Fiche 155-158 (67-70)
Title: Turkey in Asia: oil concessions; D'Arcy Group and Turkish Petroleum Company; control of oil during war.
Dates: Mar 1914-Jul 1917
Quantity: 300ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/302s File 3877/1912 Pts 3-5.
Reel 15
Fiche 158-164 (70-76)
Title: German War: the Caliphate and Pan-Arab movement.
Dates: Jul 1914-Nov 1915
Quantity: 357ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/523s File 53/1915 Pt 1.
Reel 15-16
Fiche 164-171 (76-83)
Title: German War: Turkey; Caliphate and Pan-Arab movement.
Dates: Nov 1915-Jan 1916
Quantity: 215ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/524s File 53/1915 Pt 2.
Reel 16
Fiche 171-176 (83-88)
Title: German War: Turkey; Caliphate and Pan-Arab movement; Arab Kingdom.
Dates: Jun 1915-Sep 1916
Quantity: 270ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/525s File 53/1915 Pts 3-4.

includes: negotiations with Jemal Pasha; British policy in Middle East; correspondence with Sharif Husayn.
Reel 16
Fiche 176-182 (88-94)
Title: German War: Turkey; Arab Kingdom; the Petrograd negotiations.
Dates: Feb 1916-Sep 1918
Quantity: 212ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/526s File 53/1915 Pt 5.

Includes: Agreement between Great Britain, France and Russia respecting Asiatic Turkey, April 1916, with maps showing spheres of influence and zones of occupation.
Reel 17
Fiche 182-186 (94-98)
Title: The War: Arab Kingdom; Italian claims in Asia Minor and Arabia.
Dates: Jul 1916-Oct 1917
Quantity: 169ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/527s File 53/1915 Pt 6.
Reel 17
Fiche 186-190 (98-102)
Title: Turkey: the future of Constantinople; 1915 Agreement with Russia; proposed publication of Agreement; Peace Conference deliberations.
Dates: Mar 1915-Mar 1919
Quantity: 259ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/623s File 3579/1916.
Reel 17
Fiche 190-195 (102-107)


BIT-4.: The Post-war Settlement and the Turkish Republic: Political and Secret Files, 1918-1939.


Microfilm no. / Microfiche no.
Title: Asia Minor: Greek landings; occupation of Smyrna and Aydin; Italian activities.
Dates: Nov 1918-Jul 1919
Quantity: 212ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/788s File 224/1919 Pt 1.
Reel 18
Fiche 196-200 (1-5)
Title: Greece and Asia Minor: situation at Smyrna and Aydin; delimitation of zones.
Dates: May-Oct 1919
Quantity: 364ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/789s File 224/1919 Pts 2-3.
Reel 18
Fiche 200-207 (5-12)
Title: Treaty of Peace with Turkey: treaty negotiations.
Dates: Nov 1918-Oct 1920
Quantity: 353ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/851s File 4995/1919 Pts 1s&s3.

Includes: Sketch by Middle-Eastern Political Section of British delegation of a draft treaty between Turkey and Allied Governments, August 1919; question of Caliphate and authority of Sheikh ul-Islam [Seyh-ul-Islam]; question of Constantinople; Bolshevism and Islam; economic clauses of peace treaty.
Reel 19
Fiche 207-215 (12-20)
Title: Peace Treaty: proposed revision.
Dates: Aug 1920-Dec 1921
Quantity: 353ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/852s File 4995/1919 Pt 2.

Includes: Treaty of Peace with Turkey, signed at Sèvres, 10 August 1920 (Parliamentary Papers, Treaty Series No 11, Cd 964); Indian reaction and Khilafat question; British neutrality in Greek-Turkish war.
Reel 19-20
Fiche 215-222 (20-27)
Title: Peace Treaty: revision of Treaty of Sèvres; minutes of meetings in Paris and drafts; amendment regarding 'religious suzerainty' of Caliph.
Dates: Jan 1922-May 1923
Quantity: 443ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/853s File 4995/1919 Pt 4.
Reel 20
Fiche 222-231 (27-36)
Title: Peace Treaty: revision of Treaty of Sèvres; Lausanne Conference and Peace Treaty.
Dates: 24 July 1923, Jan-Jul 1923
Quantity: 393ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/854s File 4995/1919 Pt 5.

Includes:Draft Terms of Peace presented to the Turkish delegation at Lausanne, 31 January 1923; modifications proposed by Turkish Government; Treaty of Peace with Turkey and other Instruments signed at Lausanne, 24 July 1923 (Parliamentary Papers, Treaty Series No 16, Cmd 1929).
Reel 21
Fiche 232-240 (37-45)
Title: Peace Treaty: negotiations at Lausanne; refusal of Turks to restore Medina treasures; Indian responses to treaty; Convention respecting conditions of residence and business and jurisdiction.
Dates: Jan 1923- August 1930
Quantity: 104ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/855s File 4995/1919 Pts 6s&s7.
Reel 21
Fiche 240-242 (45-47)
Title: Asiatic Turkey: Peace Conference negotiations; claims of the Assyrians.
Dates: Oct 1918-Oct 1920
Quantity: 328ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/779s File 5808/1918.
Reel 22
Fiche 242-249 (47-54)
Title: Turkey and Greece, Nov 1921-Jul 1923: situation in Asia Minor; defeat of Greek army, September 1922; situation in Constantinople; Lausanne Conference; Smyrna incidents.
Quantity: 830ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/1031s File 5683/1921 Pts 1-3.
Reel 22-23
Fiche 249-266 (54-71)
Title: The Caliphate question: Kemalists and the Caliphate; Sultan's flight and deposition; election of new Caliph; King Husayn's designs on the Caliphate.
Dates: Apr 1920-Mar 1924
Quantity: 460ff.
Identification: L/PS/10/895s File 3344/1920.
Reel 24
Fiche 266-275 (71-80)
Title: The Caliphate question: deposition of Caliph by Ankara Assembly and assumption of Caliphate by King Husayn; international reaction.
Dates: Feb 1924-Jan 1925
Quantity: 368ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/1111s File 1135/1924.
Reel 25
Fiche 275-283 (80-88)
Title: Turco-Iraq frontier: the Mosul question.
Dates: Aug 1921-Dec 1925
Quantity: 470ff.
Identification: L/P & S/10/1009s File 3614/1921.

includes: League of Nations report on the Question of the Frontier between Turkey and Iraq, July 1925, with maps; extracts from the Official Journal of the League of Nations with minutes of meetings on the frontier question, 1925; Memorial files by the British Government at the Permanent Court of International Justice, October 1925, on the Question of the Frontier between Turkey and Iraq.
Reel 25-26
Fiche 283-293 (88-98)
Title: Turco-Iraq frontier: the Mosul question; Anglo-Turkish relations.
Dates: Jan 1926-Jul 1929
Quantity: 135ff.
Identification: L/P & S/11/265s File 172/1926.

includes: Treaty between the United Kingdom and Iraq and Turkey regarding the settlement of the frontier between Turkey and Iraq, 5 June 1926 (Parliamentary Papers, Treaty Series, No 18, Cmd.2912).
Reel 26
Fiche 293-296 (98-101)
Title: Relations between Turkey and Iraq.
Dates: Sep 1930-Jun 1937
Quantity: 11ff.
Identification: L/P & S/12/2849s Coll 17/5.
Reel 27
Fiche 296 (101)
Title: Turkey and Russia; Turkey and the League of Nations, Dec 1925-Mar 1946.
Quantity: 159ff.
Identification: L/P & S/12/4388s Coll 39/1.

Includes: Russo-Turkish treaty signed 17 December 1925; Soviet activities in Turkey; Turco-Soviet commercial relations.
Reel 27
Fiche 296-298 (101-103)
Title: Turkey and Russia: Turco-Russian commercial treaty, 1931; commercial relations, Mar-Oct 1931.
Quantity: 21ff.
Identification: L/P & S/12/4389s Coll 39/2.
Reel 27
Fiche 298 (103)
Title: Railway communications in Turkey.
Dates: Sep 1929-Nov 1933
Quantity: 17ff.
Identification: L/P & S/12/4390s Coll 39/3.

includes: War Office map showing railways and railway projects in Turkey and adjacent countries, September 1929.
Reel 27
Fiche 298 (103)
Title: Turkey: internal affairs.
Dates: October 1934-Dec 1938
Quantity: 26ff.
Identification: L/P & S/12/4391s Coll 39/4.

includes: celebrations of eleventh anniversary of Turkish Republic, 1934; note on distribution of population, 1934s&s1936; military situation in Western Turkey, 1935; financial and economic situation, 1935; formation of new university at Ankara, 1936.
Reel 27
Fiche 298-299 (103-104)
Title: Turkey: Foreign Office Annual Reports.
Dates: 1926-1938
Quantity: 274ff.
Identification: L/P & S/12/4393s Coll 39/6.

Annual confidential printed reports prepared by British diplomatic staff in Ankara and Constantinople, sub-divided into: general survey; foreign policy and relations with foreign countries; internal affairs; economic, commercial and financial affairs; public works; military and naval affairs; aviation.
Reel 27
Fiche 299-304 (104-109)
Title: Remilitarisation of the Dardanelles: Turkish request for revision of Straits Convention signed at Lausanne, July 1923; Montreux Conference, Apr-Jun 1936.
Quantity: 379ff.
Identification: L/P & S/12/4394s Coll 39/7 Pt 1.
Reel 27-28
Fiche 304-312 (109-117)
Title: Remilitarisation of the Dardanelles: Turkey and the Straits Convention; Montreux Conference and Convention.
Dates: Jun 1936-Oct 1937
Quantity: 384ff.
Identification: L/P & S/12/4395s Coll 39/7 Pt 2.
Reel 28
Fiche 312-316 (117-121)
Title: Anglo-Turkish relations and miscellaneous papers on Turkey's foreign relations.
Dates: Jun 1936-May 1946
Quantity: 73ff.
Identification: L/P & S/12/4396s Coll 39/8.

includes: Italian policy in eastern Mediterranean; relations with Persia; Turkish press comments on British imperial policy; Treaty of Mutual Assistance between United Kingdom, France and Turkey, October 1939.
Reel 28
Fiche 316-318 (121-123)