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File 3516/1914 Pt 9 'German War: Persia' [‎138r] (280/618)

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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. 106, dated the 26th (received 27th) August 1915.
From — His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla (repeated Basrah, Bushire, 260).
Please refer to Basrah telegram No. 1700 B.
I regret to have been led into making a wrongful imputation through
bad information. It was derived, however, from two different sources, and
Persian Government apparently believed it as enquiries were subsequently
made by Prime Minister as to what our troops were doing inland.
Both Minister for Poreign Affairs and Prime Minister have given me
their promise to recall Governor-General of Pars, and Government appears to
have screwed up courage to carry out their promise. I was, therefore, anxious
to prevent anything being done that would give them any excuse for wasting
time or that would embarrass them.
85
Telegram P., No. S. 881, dated the 27th August 1915.
From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Simla,
To—The Secretary to the Government of Bombay, Political Department, Bombay.
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Please refer to Poreign and Political Department’s telegram of 20 th
August, No. S. 855. Have the Karguzar and his brother, the Governor of
Bushire, arrived at Bombay ? Please report. We should like to receive views
uf the Bombay Government as to suitable place of residence for them. Govern
ment of India are prepared to consider Governor’s wishes in the matter in
the absence of political objections to his choice.
86
Telegram P., No. 500 C., dated the 27th (received 28th) August 1915.
From— Major A. P. Trevor, C.I.E., 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. ,
Bushire,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
Please refer to my telegram No. 410 C.
The Karguzar, whose original intention was to accompany his brother, the
ex-Governor of Busliire, to England or India now informs me that the state of
his finances will not permit him to do so, and enquires whether he may be
allowed to proceed via Ahwaz-Ispahan route up country. When Governor of
Bushire left, Karguzar stayed behind in order to settle up affairs in connection
with disposal of property, &c. I do not suppose there will be any objection
to his adopting proposed plan ? Karguzar further states that three mouths’
leave had been given him by Minister for Poreign Affairs; this statement
is, I believe, correct, and Karguzar now asks me to give him advance of pay
for three months. I have, however, refused to accede to his request as he can
draw his pay direct from Tehran if he remains in Persia.
Addressed Tehran; repeated Basrah.
87
Telegram P, No. S. 876, dated the 26th August 1915.
From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Simla,
To—The Hon'ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir P. Z. Cox, K.C.I.E., C.S.L, Political
Besident 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.
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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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