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File 3516/1914 Pt 9 'German War: Persia' [‎75v] (155/618)

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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. 94,8, dated the Ibth September 1915.
From-The Secretary to the Government o£ India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Simla,
To—His Britannic Majesty's Consul, Kerman.
Germans. What parties are actually at Kerman at present ? What is
their composition and what are they doing ?
223
Telegram P., dated (and received) the loth September 1915,
From— His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran,
rp 0 The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
Please see my immediately preceding telegram. On behalf of Colonel
Guschin, Russian Minister begs that our troops will be responsible for
section from Birjand to line Pain-Arak-Kasaks (Ivhusk ? )-Kiam-'lalkhah.
The above is a repetition of my telegram No. 120 F. sent you and
repeated to Birjand and Meshed.
224
Telegram P., No. 130, dated (and received) the 15th September 1915.
p rorn —His Britannic Majesty's Consul at Kerman,
To The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart^
ment, Simla.
Germans. According to a report from Sirjan two Austrians arrived on
September 9th with ten gendermes and four servants and were leaving on
September 12th for Kerman. They are the scientists from Shiraz.
Bepeated to Tehran, Birjand and Bushire,
225
Telegram, No. 1978 B., dated the 15th (received 16th) September 1915.
From—The Hon'ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir P. Z. Cox, K.C.I.E., C.S.I.,
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. , Basrah,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
My 1952 B. Minister replies that figures should he eight in each case
and not eight hundred. Ispahan not yet replied.
Addressed General Staff and Foreign ; repeated Mohammerah, Ahwaz.
226
Telegram, No. 1979 B., dated the 15th (received 16th) September 1915.
From—The Hon'ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir P. Z. Cox, K.C.I.E., C.S.I., Poli
tical 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,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the ioreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
My 1951 B. General Officer Commanding’s report sent in absence of
Vice-Consul. Latter now telegraphs that it is baseless.
Addressed Foreign; repeated Tehran, Bushire, Mohammerah, Ahwas.
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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].

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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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