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File 3516/1914 Pt 14 'German War: Persia; general situation' [‎35r] (74/532)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (261 folios). It was created in 8 Aug 1915-30 Nov 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. 1059, dated the 20th October 1915.
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From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Simla,
To—His Britannic Majesty's Consul-General and Agent to the Government of India
in Khorasan, Meshed.
Afghan Trade Agent. Please see your telegram No. 112 C., dated Octo
ber 17tti. The Government of India do not consider it expedient to address
Amir on the subject. It would take time and probably produce no result
apart from other considerations. If possible you should inform Agent that
you are fully cognisant of his proceedings and warn him that his conduct
will be brought to notice of Amir if he does not desist from such talk. This
will probably make him act more prudently.
.Repeated to His Britannic Majesty’s Minister, Tehran.
82
Telegram P., No. S. 1063, dated the 20th October 1915.
From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Simla,
To—His Britannic Majesty's Consul at Shiraz.
Reference your telegrams to Tehran and Bushire regarding expenditure
in Pars. My telegram 327 H. S. of lUth March was not intended to sanction
wholesale financing of Pars administration, but merely such secret service
expenditure as might be necessary. Pou should submit at once statement by
telegram of expenditure incurred up-to-date, together with rough estimate of
future secret service expenditure, excluding charges connected with Pars
administration, whicn require special sanction ; repeating to Bushire. it is
also noticed that you make certain proposals connected with restoration ot
order in Guff littoral witnout apparently having referred to Bushire authorities.
X lease understand that in all matters connected with Gulf littoral, copies of
your telegrams to Tehran must invariably be repeated to Bushire.
83
Telegram P., No. 206, dated (and received) the 20th October 1915.
From-LiEUTENANT-CoLONEL C. T. Ducat, His Majesty's Consul, Kerman,
»p 0 xhe Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Mmla.
German. Code telegram was received from Tehran and passed on en clair
to inform German who lately arrived from here at Yezd to stop there and to
proceed with work as prescribed.
85
Telegram R., No. 164 R., dated the 20th (received 21st) October 1915.
From—1 he Hon'ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir P. Z. Cox, K.C.I.E., C.S.I., Political
Resident 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.
Following received by Bushire from Shiraz, 153, dated October ihth
Begins. My telegram, 39o, October 14th, to Minister repeated tor miormation.
bey ins. General situation.
As you will have gathered from my various telegrams we are n° w co “:
mitteuto^awam and Goulet for preservation of order in ^rs and wihout
their goodwill and assistance it would not be possible tor ^ to t'emaiu i
Shiraz at ail. Both profess themselves friendly and Kawam especially ha
given proofs of good taith.
necsived' on .^2 isSOV £ 915 with
INDIA FOREIGN SECRETARY’S
Letter. No. ^ c- jyj

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Content

The volume concerns the situation in south-western Persia during the First World War. The main focus is the British occupation of Bushire.

The volume covers:

  • Attack on British Consulate at Ispahan, which resulted in the wounding of the Consul and the death of one of the Sowars employed as escorts at the Consulate.
  • German activity in Persia; movements of German agents.
  • Turkish officers in Persia.
  • Possible Russian occupation of north-western Persia.
  • Attitude of Persian Government and situation at Tehran and in the rest of Persia.
  • Information suggesting that maps of Persia, Afghanistan and Mesopotamia were made available by the Germans to the Turks.
  • Rumoured arrest of British Consul at Shiraz.
  • Appointment of Darya Begi as Governor of Gulf Ports.
  • Alarm caused by advance of Russian troops.
  • Evacuation of British Consul from Kermanshah.
  • Arrest of British subjects from Shiraz.
  • Demands of Khans in return for the release of Shiraz prisoners.

The volume’s principal correspondents are: Charles Marling, British Minister at Tehran; British Consuls at Kerman (C T Ducat), Sistan and Kain (Francis Beville Pridaux), Isfahan (G Grahame), Khorasan, Yazd, Lingeh [Bandar Lengeh] (W R Howson); 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. ; Foreign Secretary to the Government of India; Thomas William Holderness and Arthur Hirtzel, 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. ; War Office; Charles Hardinge, Viceroy of India; Walter Langley and Maurice de Bunsen, Foreign Office; War Office; George Buchanan, British Ambassador in Russia; Darya Begi; the American Embassy in London; the Adjutant General in India.

There is a letter in French, from the French Embassy in London; there is a translation of a newspaper article, from Jam-i-Jam.

Extent and format
1 volume (261 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 263; 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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