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File 3516/1914 Pt 9 'German War: Persia' [‎72v] (149/618)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (305 folios). It was created in 11 Aug 1915-17 Dec 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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Telegram P., No. S. 933, dated the 10 th September 1915.
From-The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Simla,
To—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran,
to Sistan, No. m S. of 21st August, which was repeated to you.
199
Telegram P., No. 934 S., dated the 10th September 1915.
From-The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Simla, _ _ _ n vl- i
To The Hon'ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sie P. Z. Cox, K.CXE., . . ., o i ica
Resident 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. , Basrah.
■Rushire Under orders which have been received from Secretary of State
for Ma th; Government of India are instructing military -rthon res aa
desired by the British Minister at Tehran m his telegram No. 328 F., of th
8 th instant.
200
Telegram P., No. S. 936, dated the 10th September 1915.
From-The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Simla,
To—His Britannic Majesty’s Consul for Sistan and Kain.
Will yon please refer to telegram 116, dated 7th September, to Chief
General Staff, from Officer Commanding, Nasratabad. ^
Kindly furnish us with your views by telegraph. Would it be possible to
nake local arrangements for shelter of troops in event of their being retame
a fixed quarters ?
201
Telegram P., No. 120 F., dated the 10 th (received 11th) September 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty’s Minister, Tehran,
To The Secretary, to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
Please refer to my telegram No. 119 F. On behalf of Colonel
Gushtchin Russian Minister begs that our troops will accept responsibility for
safety of section from Birjand to line of Pain(?)-Arak (?) Kasaks (?) Kain
Talkhab.
Repeated to Meshed and Birjand.
202
Telegram P., No. 118, dated (and received) the 11th September 1915.
From— The Consul at Kerman, Kerman,
To The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
There is nothing to report to-day’.

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Content

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

The volume covers:

  • Instructions regarding Bakhtiari.
  • Movements of Wassmuss and German agents in Persia.
  • Situation in Bushire, at Isfahan, at Urumia [Urmia, Iran], and at Tehran.
  • Attitude of Persian Prime Minister.
  • Arrival of Russian troops at Enzeli [Bandar-e Anzali, Iran].
  • Murder of British Vice-Consul at Shiraz.
  • Attacks on British Consuls at Isfahan and Kangavar, and on Consulate officials at Shiraz.
  • Situation at Anglo-Persian Oil Company oilfields.
  • Activities of German Vice-Consul at Sultanabad.
  • German activity at Kermanshah.
  • German sending gold to Persia, to outbid Anglo-Russian financial assistance.
  • Extract of Imperial Bank of Persia's report on German occupation of Kermanshah.

The volume’s principal correspondents are: Charles Marling, British Minister at Tehran; British Consuls at Meshed, Sistan and Kain, Kerman, Isfahan, Khorasan, Kermanshah; 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. ; 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. ; John Nixon, General Officer Commanding, India Expeditionary Force 'D', Basrah; Charles Hardinge, Viceroy of India; Alfred Hamilton Grant, Foreign Secretary to the Government of India; Austen Chamberlain, Secretary of State for India; George Buchanan, British Ambassador in Russia; Imperial Bank of Persia; Shaikh Hussein of Chahkutah and Rais Ali of Dilwar [Rais Ali Delvari].

Extent and format
1 volume (305 folios)
Arrangement

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

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 307; 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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