Ext 5000/41(1) 'Persia: situation leading up to, and after, the Allied occupation'

IOR/L/PS/12/551

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The record is made up of 1 volume (301 folios). It was created in 7 Jul 1941-9 Sep 1941. 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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Content

The volume comprises telegrams, letters, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, and notes, relating to the situation in Persia leading up to, and after, the Allied occupation in August 1941.

The discussion in the volume relates to:

  • relations with the Shah and the Persian Government prior to the Allied occupation
  • Anglo-Persian military operations in Persia
  • perceptions of the government of the United States of America on the situation
  • safety and security of the British community in Persia
  • reaction of different groups within Persia to the Allied occupation
  • establishment of supply routes to Russia via Persia involving military occupation
  • security of oil supplies

The principal correspondents in the volume include the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; the 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 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. ; and the Secretary of State for India.

The file includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

Extent and format
1 volume (301 folios)
Arrangement

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

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 303; 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/12/551
Former external reference(s)
Ext 5000/41/1

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7 Jul 1941-9 Sep 1941 (CE, Gregorian)

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Ext 5000/41(1) 'Persia: situation leading up to, and after, the Allied occupation', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/551, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000517.0x0000fc> [accessed 21 November 2018]

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