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File 3516/1914 Pt 14 'German War: Persia; general situation' [‎38v] (81/532)

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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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Tele^nP., No. 214, dated (and reived) the 24th October 1915.
° ^ , T r m r) UCAT His Britannic Majesty^ Consul, Kerman,
From— Lieutenant- clone ' * . -I i- ^ ^he Foreign and Political Depart-
To—-The Secretary to the Government of India in the i &
ment, Simla. , . , , ,
Germans. Please see my telegram of yesterday. Last mght ten sowars
witli fifteen mules left for Yezd. ^
Ueneated to Tehran and Bushire.
110
Telecram P., No. 7 F., dated (and received) the 24th October 1915.
Pjom—-His Britannic Majesty’s Consul-General and Agent to the Government o£
India in Kborasan, Meshe , . .^ F ;„ n and Political Depart-
To-The Secretary to the Government o£ India in the ore, 0 n
ment, Simla.
Please see my telegram of 20th October, 6 P.
i- a nnrl hp savs that 'until the next party of
Karguzar has not started ye c Meshed. He was to have left on
Austrian prisoners arrive he f , ma de a representation to his Govern-
Sunday morning. I understand t a . , i u out i e ft immediate-
merit fo the effect that ““ telegram. 1 am not
ly and on the evening ot the -2n(t authorised him to remain. The
aware of its contents hut in all pro a 1 ? tbe ^ m i ra ity (Minister
Governor*General has received a cyp iei Q which he is directed to report the
for Foreign Affairs ?) through the ^J^taTtin^ on the frontier for
gnSe^^d^^he^umb^which^ve already arrived at » inj^si. He
Govei^or-Genet’a^was loldby karguz" Ihat h^had already made a report on
this matter hut gave him advice to send a supplementary report.
We are trying onr utmost to guard the roads which lead to Meshed.
Addressed to Tehran.
Ill
Telegram R., No. 666 C., dated (and received) the SMh October 1915.
From-MAJon A. P. Trevor, C.I.E., 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 Depar -
ment, Simla.
Following from His Majesty’s Representative, Shiraz, 68, October 2M
Begins. Please repeat following to Government of India and Cox. JNo. •
Begins. Total expenditure incurred by me up to date is 138,000 tomans, o
which 93,000 were drawn on Bushire and 40,000 on Tehran. I have airea y
explained in my telegrams 353 and 378 to Minister repeated to you^ 0
bulk of this sum has been expended and since despatch of those telegiams
further expenditure has been incurred in payment of Kashgai sowars sent y
Soulet to support Kawam in maintenance of order at Shiraz and in pursuance o
his general policy. I may mention that Sonlet has informed me that German
Consul, Ispahan, offered him 30,000 pounds to support Germans and to k ee P
Mukhbir in Fars. And as already reported German Consul here otteie
Kawam 100,000 tomans in return for similar services. As regards future
expenditure this may he considered under two heads, firstly, expenditure

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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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