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File 3516/1914 Pt 13 'German War: Persia; Saulet and Kawain; quarterly adjustment with Foreign Office' [‎112r] (230/406)

The record is made up of 1 volume (198 folios). It was created in 18 Sep 1915-24 Feb 1921. 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 R., No. 2276, dated (and received) the 26th November 1916.
From—The Deputy 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. , Bushire,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department.
(Addressed to Basrah ; repeated to Tehran and Shiraz.)
Foreign Department telegram No. 916-S., and Minister’s telegram No. 146.
My telegram No. ^ 5 , dated August 12th, appears to have been over
looked. In this telegram I stated amount actually paid to Kawam was £42
21S up to that date. On August 16th £5,000 referred to in last paragraph was
paid in. This leaves balance of £2,782 only.
My telegram No. gives details of amounts paid.
The above-mentioned amount of £2,782 could be paid into Imperial
Bank of Persia at once for transmission to Shiraz. This would, however, only
give about 10,000 tomans at present rate of exchange. Am I authorised to
pay balance of about 121,800 tomans also ?
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Telegram R., No. 170-F., dated (and received) the 26th November 1916.
From—His Britannic Majesty ; s Consul. Shiraz,
To—The Secretary to the Gjvernment of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi.
(Addressed Tehran; repeated Cox and Bushire.)
Kawam’s expenses in connection with his father’s and his own move
against revolutionaries in Shiraz. Please see Bushire telegram 2239, November
20th Sums mentioned by him are all included in accounts given to me,
but ^ of £5,000 paid in May equivalent tomans 20,500, only tomans 500 were
retained by himself and 20,000 was paid to Fatel Mulk in whose account same
amount is credited.
Your telegram No. 132 I trust that the £5,000 you mention may be
paid immediately.
My telegram No. 158. For payment of balance of tomans 131,800 due to
Kawam I suggest we take over his debt to Imperial Bank of Persia of tomans
45,000, payment of tomans 40,000 to Maliat (on account of portion of
Kawam’s arrears of revenue) and pay him cash tomans 47,000 which will
include £5,000 mentioned in your telegram No. 132.
Of this tomans 47,000 we can give Hawalehs on Bank for about tomans
15,000 at 3 months date which the Kawam has to pay to various creditors,
balance in coin. It is very urgent that ready money at least should be paid
without delay as the Kawam cannot start on his expedition referred to in my
telegram No. 158-F., and it is most important that this should not be delayed.

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The volume concerns the situation in south-western Persia during the First World War. The main focus is the alliance with the tribal chiefs Soulet [Soulet-ed-Douleh, Sawlat al-Dawlah] and Kawan [Kawam-ul-Mulk, Quavvam-ul-Mulk, Qavam al-Mulk].

The volume covers:

  • Negotiations to give Soulet protection and induce him to collaborate with Kawan.
  • Discussion with Kawan regarding financial assistance.
  • Proposed subvention to Kawan and Soulet for keeping order in Fars, maintaining a garrison at Shiraz, and restoring order on roads.
  • Accounts of monthly payments made to Kawan and Soulet from 1916 to 1918.
  • Funding for an expedition against the Baharlu tribe.
  • Claim for repayment of a moiety of the above mentioned expenditures, incurred by the Foreign Office.

The volume’s principal correspondents are: Charles Marling and Herman Norman, British Ministers at Tehran; Maurice de Bunsen, Ronald William Graham, Walter Langley and Lancelot Oliphant, Foreign Office; 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. ; Arthur Prescott Trevor, Deputy 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. ; Thomas William Holderness, John Evelyn Shuckburgh, Arthur Hirtzel, and Leonard Day Wakely, 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. ; Frederick Travers O'Connor, British Consul at Shiraz; Charles Hardinge, Viceroy of India; HM Treasury; Alfred Hamilton Grant, Foreign Secretary to the Government of India.

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1 volume (198 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 for this description commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 200; 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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