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File 3516/1914 Pt 9 'German War: Persia' [‎155r] (314/618)

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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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Bandar Dilam, Bandar Big, Borasjun, Daliki, Lingeh, Bastak, Bandar Abbas
Jask, Charbar, Mohammerah^ Ahwaz and other places as before. A Censor
has been appointed by the British Administration.
Letters to Basrah, India, Europe and other places overseas can be posted
in the Inland Post Office at foreign postage rates.
busHiRE;
15th August 1915
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A. P. Trevor, Major,
Civil Administrator of Bushire,
Enclosure No. 6.
NOTICE.
In view of the attack on Messrs. Gray Paul and Co.’s bungalow last night,
it is evident that the enemy tribesmen have adopted the plan of sending small
parties to slip between the outposts with a view to attacking outlying houses.
This plan is extremely difficult to defeat especially on dark windy nights such
as we are having at present.
The Officer Commanding at Bushire has accordingly requested me to send
a notice round to all Europeans to inform them that he considers it advisable
that Europeans should sleep up at the Telegraph Station for the present. It is
advisable for them to proceed to Bushire before sunset.
Colonel Lane also wishes me to state that if any European considersu
himself safe in his own bungalow and elects to remain there, he does so at his
own risk.
% A. P. Trevor, J/a/or,
j t Civil Administrator of Bushire.
Bushire ;
12th August 1915.
80
Telegram R., No. 48S C., dated (and received) the 25th August 1915.
From-MAJon 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.
Wassmuss arrived Ahmedi about August 22nd and is now reported to
, w,u S a “dak with Sheikh Hussein and Zair Khadar He is said to have
be at C^da loads with him> on i y 0 ne of which contained rifles. It
kalso said that Khan of Daliki warned Khan of Borasjnn not to put too
much faith in Wassmuss.
81
Telegram R , No. 490 C., dated the 26th (received 20th) August 191o.
From— Maiou A. P. Tmvob, C.I.E., Officer ou 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. ,
To-Tbe Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart-
ment, Simla.
TTnward nost last week was opened near Borasjun by representatives of
Upward post \ r English letters extracted. Letter from
Khan, Mulla an al man with gl ? ea t local knowledge, to Assistant
Borasjun telegraph Grbula , on which be was arrested at Gedili and
d H ^s now Lived here, having got.away by
conhned foi f me “ a / S hat confe derates and gendarmes are using indo-
stratagera. He states telenhone service for furtherance of their
*rra% T *riS'i...
liostile to us.
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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].

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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