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File 3516/1914 Pt 9 'German War: Persia' [‎152v] (309/618)

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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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I must warmly protest against propensity of authorities at Bushire to
take action for local reasons without first consulting me on political conse
quences it may have elsewhere.
Addressed Government of Xndiaj No. 105 j repeated Jjushiie and Basrah,
256, and Shiraz, No. 128.
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Telegram P. ; No. 1700 B., dated (and received) the 23rd August 1915.
From— The Hobble 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.
Please refer to telegram No. 105, dated 22nd instant, to Government of
India, from His Britannic Majesty’s Minister at Tehran. I am desired by the
Commander of the Army of Occupation to say that His Majesty’s Minister has
been completely misinformed in regard to the action taken at Hushire.
1st. The outposts at Bushire do not even extend to limits of Island
much less have they been pushed towards mainland. We have no authority to
take such steps.
2nd. Por the purpose of inducing attacks on hostile elements at
Borasjun not a penny subvention has been either promised or paid to any of
the friendly Khan. On the contrary hostile elements incited by German
Agents are attacking Khans who are friendly to us simply because of that
friendliness. The secret sources of information to which His Excellency the
Minister refers would, the Army of Occupation Commander desires me to say,
appear to be fed by German Agents.
We might, if supplied with name of his informant, be able to throw some
light on the subject.
Sent to Minister, Tehran, and Major Trevor, Bushire, but not repeated to
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Telegram R., No. 479 C., dated (and received) the 24th 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,
lo The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, toimla. F
In pursuance of orders since occupation no caravans have been allowed
^l? s1 ' lle - ^ hans ^ a ' ,e similarly held up valuable goods prooeed-
S l0 . fl Bu . ,lre a * Boras .|un aud Dahki. Result has been that custom house
ovei owing With merchandise arriving by every steamer, receipts are falling
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S,a e . ot continues much longer. Resides custom house revenue the
municipal revenue also depends on movement of goods, variety of dues hein»
charged on loads. It appears posts have Wn aUowed to BwasL X 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].

Extent and format
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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