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The King-Crane Commission Report, August 28, 1919

Report of [the] American section of Inter-allied Commission of mandates in Turkey. An official United States government report by the Inter-allied Commission on Mandates in Turkey. American Section

NB: This document is reproduced from the: "First publication of King-Crane report on the Near East, a suppressed official document of the United States government." Turkish nationalist pact and the Balfour declaration are included. First printed as the "King-Crane report on the Near East" in Editor & publisher. [New York, Editor & Publisher Co., 1922] v. 55, no. 27, 2nd section (Dec. 2) xxviii p. illus. (incl. map)

Report Contents

Introduction of the Commission Report
The Commission Report upon Syria
The Commission Report upon Mesopotamia
The Commission Report upon Non-Arabic speaking portions of the Former Ottoman Empire (Asia Minor)
Accompanying Map. (290k)
Confidential Appendix of the Commission Report


The Authors of the Report

"Dr. Henry Churchill King was born at Hillsdale, Mich., in 1858. He is president of Oberlin College and one of America's best known educators as well as the author of numerous volumes on theology, education and philosophy. During 1918-1919 he was director of religious work for the YMCA in France. In September, 1919, he was appointed to serve on the American Section of the Peace Conference Inter-Allied Commission on Mandates in Turkey."

"Charles R. Crane was born at Chicago, Ill., in 1858. He was engaged in the manufacturing business in that city for more than a quarter of a century. He was a member of President Wilson's Special Diplomatic Commission to Russia in 1917; was a member of the American Section of the Peace Conference Inter-Allied Commission on Mandates in Turkey in 1919; American Ambassador to China from May 1920, to June 1921."


The text of the Report, supplementary texts, the figures and the maps have been copied with permission from the World War I Archive (specifically: Treaties).
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