File 3516/1914 Pt 14 'German War: Persia; general situation' [37r] (78/532)
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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Ambassador and the Austrian Charge d’Affaires. Please refer to my telegrams
Nos. 87 and 88; the three Austrian prisoners mentioned therein were sent here
bv an ao’ent in Russian territory named Mirza Jawad Khan and were actually
brought°by one Mohamet Sadie Beg via Kakhha to Meshed. Amm-uKah
Khan is another agent in Russia. The whereabouts of these two agents are
unknown to me but I have letter addressed to the former from Karguzar here
in which he makes mention of Merv and Baku as places where he is most
likely to meet latter. There are, however, I am informed by my coheague,
no prisoners at Mery and that where there are prisoners the agents must be
looked for At Askabad there are still some prisoners. The letter ^ 9
Kar'uzar bears his private seal apd is, I think m his own handwriting
inmferb rliscmised somewhat. The receipt of the three Austrian prisoners is
acknowledged by him with thanks and he praises Jawad Khan for the energy
disSayed by him and encourages him to hope for handsome rewards from
Turkish Ambassador and German and Austrian Legations. Zahir-ul-Mnlk is
mentioned by Wm. Zahir is I believe in charge of the Turlnsh «ectaon o the
Foreign. 6 Office as Agent who is conducting negotiations with Tmhish
Ambassador and Austrian Charge d’Affaires in this connection . Zahir ul
Mulk is Karguzar’s brother-m-law. _ , , . ,
When the Kar^-uzar sent off the three Austrian prisoners he telegraphed
prisoner action, therefore, leads me to believe that the Persian Gov-
ernmcn aie mixed up in the affair. Though ^^^“l^Lrab“
routes, I do not think (please not moreVan ?hree in
number of fugitives has passed througn here, prooaoiy
^Tsadie Beg seems to be retiring from business, I do not think he will
^ The 0 ktter'fwm the Karguzar was to have been delivered to Jawad Khan
by bim. T
Addressed to Minister, Tehran; repeated to India.
Telegram P., No. 115 C„ dated the S-Znd (received 23rd) Oetoher 1915 ^
W TTatp C M G., His Britannic Majesty s Consul
From-Li^UTENANT- d OLON^ Government of India in Kh ^ S ^ e j he D ; ^
To-The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign ann Political Depa
ment, Simla. .
Telegram K„ No. 663 C„ dated (and received) the 23rd October 1915
From— Major A. P. Tazvon, C.I.E., Deputy Political Eesident rn 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—The s“/y to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart-
Following from His Majesty’s RepresentaHve, Shiraz, tele D te i egram
Begins. Reference concluding portion of Government
Ho. 1063 S.
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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.
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.
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