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File 3516/1914 Pt 9 'German War: Persia' [‎152r] (308/618)

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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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67
Telegram P., No. 852 S. } dated the 19th August 1915.
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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.

Please refer to telegram No. 866 of the 18th instant from Bushire. If it
is possible, kindly arrange to have Governor of Gulf Ports met and assisted
as desired. It has been necessary to remove him to India in consequence of
our occupation of Bushire. He should be treated with all respect and consider
ation, as he has been friendly in the past, and he should not be placed under
any restraint but should be informed that he must not without permission
leave Bombay, and quite unobtrusively his movements should be watched.
We have under consideration the question of an allowance for him.
68
Telegram P., No. 4935, dated the 19th (received 20th) August 1915.
Prom The Secretary to the Government of Bombay, Political Department, Bombay,
To The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
Deference is invited to your telegram No. 852 S. of the 19th instant.
Please let the Government of Bombay know if duty should be remitted on duti
able articles brought by Governor of" Bushire. Instructions received from the
Government of India will be complied with.
71
Telegram P., No. S. 855, dated the 20th 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.
Governor of Bushire. Please refer to your telegram, No. 4935, of the
19th August. Duty should be.levied by Customs authorities in ordinary way
on Governor’s arrival.
72
Telegram R., No. 105, dated (and received) the 22nd August 1915.
From-C. Mauling, Esq., C.B., C.M.G., His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
Southern Persia. . .
From secret Persian sources I gather that miUtary authorities, Bushire,
are pushing outposts up towards Ahmedi and that local Khans (having be .)
subventioned have attacked hostile tribes at Borasjun. It , see “® “ e '
action of this kind is playing into the hands of Germans, as it is likely ‘o set
v hole of these regions in a blaze, it has also unques lona J
unfortunate eliect on situation at Shiraz and Ispahan where, accord g
reports from His Majesty’s Consul, our aggressive action has been expioi
by German agents to rouse feelings against us to a reailydan e eros s,
From Tehran point of view moment for such measures 18
have just got new Cabinet
ot obviating German movement and it would b< g p-hinpt pan rptain
them by increasing disorder. I do not indeed thm ’ r we pan out of it
office very long but while it remains we must get wha ^ ^
For instance, dismissal of Governor- General of Ears would 0 g
advantage to us than success in any petty local action.

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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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