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File 3516/1914 Pt 14 'German War: Persia; general situation' [‎90r] (184/532)

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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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72
Telegram P., No. 2482 B., dated (and received) the 17th October 1915.
From— R. E. Holland, Esq., Deputy Chief Political Officer, Basrah,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
FollowiDg from Tehran, No. 334, dated October 17th; repeated to Foreign,
Sir P. Cox, Bushire, Mohammerah and Ahwaz from Basrah:— Begins.
It is reported by the telegraph signaller, who was left at Ispahan, that
to-day Mujtahids held great anti-British demonstration and that yesterday
two hundred armed men under Agha Sedehi left for Ahwaz and that Agha
Dehkordi is reported as having raised a force of 500 men at Dehkordi who are
to leave to-morrow for Ahwaz. Ends.
73
Telegram P., No. S. 1050, dated the 18th October 1915.
From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Simla,
To—The Hon’blb Lieutenant-Colonel Sib P. Z. Cox, K.C.I.E., C.S.I, Pdlitical
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.
Following telegram received from the British Minister, Tehran, No. 393 F.,
dated October 15th : — Begins. Germans have been • • * » *
• * » • * * and to Simla. Ends.
Repeated to Major Trevor, Bushire.
74:
Telegram P., No. 200, dated (and received) the 18th October 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Consul at Kerman,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
Please refer to my telegram of the 4th instant addressed to you as No. 70
and repeated to India as No. 171.
Postmaster-General, Tehran, has given orders to the Postmaster here to
permit Inspector to do just as he pleases. Latter with Rarguzar personally
takes the post to Germans prior to delivery.
Addressed to Tehran and repeated to Bushire.
75
Telegram P., No. 202, dated (and received) the 18th October 1915.
From— Lieutenant-Colonel C. T. Ducat, His Britannic Majesty's Consul,
Kerman,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
There is nothing to report.
76
Telegram P., No. 396 F., dated (and received) the 18th October 1915 (Secret).
From— His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran,
»p 0 The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
It has come to my knowledge from a confidential source that while Amir
of Afghanistan is perfectly loyal to us, his brother and a cousin of his whose
name is not mentioned are working in the interests of the Germans. 1 send
jou this information for what it is worth.
Addressed to Foreign Office ; sent to India.

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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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