File 3516/1914 Pt 8 'German War: Persia'

IOR/L/PS/10/485

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The record is made up of 1 volume (213 folios). It was created in 16 Jul 1915-5 Nov 1915. It was written in English. 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.

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The volume concerns the situation in Persia during the First World War. The main focus is the plan for the British occupation of Bushire.

The volume covers:

  • Measures to be taken at the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Ports in case of armed intervention against Persia, issued by the Admiralty to the Commander-in-Chief for East Indies.
  • German activities;.
  • Relations between Persia and the 'Entente Powers': appeal of Persian Government to French Government for support and withdrawal of British and Russian forces from Persia.
  • Plans for occupation of Bushire.
  • Plans to dispatch troops from Force 'D'.
  • Relations with Haidar Khan, chief of Hayat Daoud [Ḥayāt-dāwudi] tribe.
  • Censorship of Persian mails from Bushire and Bandar Abbas.
  • Proposed deportation to India of Governor of Gulf Ports.
  • Evacuation of British Consul and community from Shiraz.
  • Attack on British Consul at Isfahan.
  • Relations with Persian Government.
  • Proposed ultimatum to Persian Government, rejected to protect the Anglo-Persian Oil Company pipeline.
  • Restoration of Persian authority at Bushire and termination of British occupation in September 1915.
  • Imperial Bank of Persia's report on the political situation in Bushire (ff 16-18).

The volume’s principal correspondents are: William Graham Greene and W F Nicholson, Admiralty; Charles Marling, British Minister at Tehran; Charles Hardinge, Viceroy of India; Thomas William Holderness and Arthur Hirtzel, 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. ; Eyre Alexander Barby Wichart Crowe and Maurice de Bunsen, Foreign Office; Percy Cox, Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ; Arthur Prescott Trevor, Officer on Special Duty in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ; Edward Grey, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; the Persian Foreign Minister; Alfred Hamilton Grant, Foreign Secretary to the Government of India; Imperial Bank of Persia.

There are documents in French, from the French Embassy in London.

There is a map within the file, showing ' Tribal districts between Arabistan and Bushire' (folio 135).

Extent and format
1 volume (213 folios)
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Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 215; 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.

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English in Latin script
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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
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Archive reference
IOR/L/PS/10/485
Former external reference(s)
P 3516/1914 Pt 8

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16 Jul 1915-5 Nov 1915 (CE, Gregorian)

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