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File 3516/1914 Pt 9 'German War: Persia' [‎140r] (284/618)

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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.—889, dated tire 30tli August 1915.
From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Simla,
To— Major A. P. Truvor, 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 (repeated to Cox, Basrah).
Please refer to your letter No. 1466, dated 16tli August. Will you please
say on what authority and for what reason proclamation, dated 9th August,
was issued by you announcing intention of Government to bombard °and
destroy Dilwar. Please also see your telegram of 25th August, 490 C. It
should be understood that Bushire being under occupation by the milifcarv you
as Political Officer are in subordination to General Officer Commanding
controlling Military Operations which are necessary for the defence of Bushire
island and that, except with approval of General Officer Commanding, no
views on questions affecting military operations should be put forward by you.
98
Telegram P., No. S. 893, dated the 31st August 1915.
From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Simla,
To —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.
Please refer to your telegram, dated 27th August 1915, No. 500 C. In
the opinion of the Government of India it is most undesirable that Karguzar
should be allowed to proceed up-country via Ahwaz-Ispahan route, and
unless British Minister at Tehran differs from this view, Government of India
consider that, as approved by His Majesty’s Secretary of State, Karguzar
should be deported to India forthwith.
Bepeated to His Britannic Majesty’s Minister, Tehran, and Sir P. Cox,
Basrah.
99
Telegram P., No. S. 895, dated the 31st August 1915.
p rom The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Simla,
To— 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.
Beference Viceroy’s telegram to Secretary of State, S. 680 of 17th July.
Have you a sufficient supply of funds in balance of Bushire Customs receipts or
other Persian Government monies to meet cost of indemnity which has been
demanded for officers and men who were killed and wounded in original
attack on Bushire, vis., £5,000 for each British Officer who was killed, £o00
for each sepoy who was killed, £100 for each sepoy who was wounded.
Bepeated to His Britannic Majesty’s Minister, Tehran, and Sir P. Cox,
Basrah.
100
Telegram P., No. Ill, dated the 1st (received 2nd) 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.
I see no objection to Karguzar being deported to India.
This is with reference to your telegram No. 893 S.

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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)
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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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