File 3516/1914 Pt 9 'German War: Persia' [77v] (159/618)
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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When Bushire is handed oyer (or ?) handed bach, could it be arranged
that Gendarmerie should not return here ? There is no real necessity for them
here and they are always making themselves a nuisance.
Addressed Tehran; repeated to Foreign, Basrah and Shiraz.
Telegram, No. 19276, dated the 13th (received 14th) September 1915.
From— The Hon'ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir P. Z. Cox, K.C.I.E.,C.S.I., Political
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 Foreign and Political Depart
Trevor’s 540 C. I entirely endorse his views.
Addressed British Minister, Tehran, and repeated to Foreign Secretary
to the Government of India and Bushire.
Telegram P., No. 127, dated the 13th (received 14th) September 1915.
From— His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
Please refer to your telegram No. 1913 B.
The Persian Government have already been informed by me that Darya
Begi could not be accepted by us.
Kawam will I expect select, as Acting Governor, some agent of his own.
Eepeated to Bushire and India and addressed to Basrah as No. 286.
Telegram R., No. 1926, dated the 13th (received 14th) September 1915.
From-GENERAL Sir J. E. Nixon, K.C.B., General Officer Commanding, Force
“ D ", Basrah,
To The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
Please see Cox’s telegram 1083 B., dated May 11th, and 1798, September
3rd, and Foreign Department reply No. 920 S., dated September 6th. In
the interests of defence of Bushire for which I am responsible, I put forward
following suggestions. Hostile tribesmen have indisputably suffered^ a shock
by R ais Ali’s death and action of September 9th, and in my opinion the
moment is propitious for concerted action by friendly Khans of Hayat
Dawood Augali and Shahbankareh against Borasjun and Sheikh Hussein i
they can only he stimulated to undertake it.
Letters received from Bushire this mail showed that Shahbankareh is
feeling burden of keeping troops in field against Borasjun while Augali^ is
suffering from closing of (Shif ?) caravan route. Necessary pecuniary assist
ance is being afforded in above connections hut they also press for loan of
Mauser Magazine rifles and ammunition to enable them to hold ont and pray
for document admitting their claim on our good offices in event of any attempt
of Persian Government to oppress them. As regards rifles, my stock of
captured Mausers has lately been practically exhausted in compliance with
urgent requisitions irom elsewhere. But in event of fresh captures loan of
some of those rifles to friendly Khans might be possible. As to document
desired perhaps it may he possible to give them something of the sort. Could
an assurance be given that in event of their success British will be given
(reversion of ?) Borasjun in favour of Shahbankareh and of Sheikh Hussein
in favour of Augali and that we shall use our best endeavours to further
Haidar Khan’s interests in way indicated in telegram referred to.
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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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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.
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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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