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File 3516/1914 Pt 14 'German War: Persia; general situation' [‎93r] (190/532)

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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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93
Wbe™ tbe last 2 tw- 150 sepoys
a *... E K-^eo and the tribesmen have carried off many things The
“•ir 1 -f"- £ " &
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Major Trevor is at present the Governor of Bushire and any person
h-fl fOT Bombay aPP y t0 tl,e Eesidenc y- A11 th e English ladies have
The British have repented greatly of their action
so manv men.
on account of the loss of
There is a man at the Post Office and he opens and reads people’s letters •
if they contain any news, they are retained, if not, they are delivered after
some days to the addressees.
These are the occurrences of Bushire up to now, the 10th Shawwal (22nd
August), and we shall see what will happen later on. I hope to communicate
news to you then. You will certainly insert it in the paper, so that Muham
madans may weep a little for Bushire, although communication of news is
strictly prohibited.
Either death or independence.
Mtjlla Hassan Naddaf.
180
No Cf. 354, dated Busbire, the 11th (received 19th) October 1915 (Confidential).
From —Major a. P. Trevor, C.I.E., Deputy 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. ,
To—The Foreign Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department.
With reference to the correspondence ending with my telegram No. 627 C.,
dated 10th October 1915, I have the honour to forward herewith, for the
No. cf. 353 , dated tbe nth October isis. information of the Government of India, a
copy ot a despatch which I have sent to
His Majesty’s Minister on the subject of the appointment of His Excellency
the Darya Begi as Governor of Bushire, which the friendly Khans believe
with some show of reason to he due to intrigues of Shaikh Jaffar (of Shiraz)
and the hostile Khans at Borasjun.
No. Cf. 353, dated Bushire, the 11th October 1915 (Confidential).
From —Major A. P. Trevor, C.I.E., Acting Consul-General,
To—C. M. Marling, Esq., C.B., C.M.G., His Britannic Maj’esty's Envoy Extra
ordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at the Court of Persia, Tehran.
With reference to my telegram No. 591, dated 30th September 1915, in
which I raised some objec
tions to the appointment of
tho Darya Begi to the Gov
ernorship of the Gulf Ports, I
have the honour to forward
herewith copies of the margin
ally-noted letters, &c., which
show the reasons for my ob
jections.
1 am afraid the correspond
ence is somewhat voluminous,
but I think it is worth read
ing. It begins with the
arrival of the Darya Begi at
Borasjun when he immediately
started writing threatening
letters to Haidar Khan of
Hayat Daud and wheedling
ones to Ismail Khan, with a
view to threatening the former and cajoling the latter into joining the
confederate Khans.
1. Letter from Darya Begi to Ahmad Khan, dated the 1st
September 915.
2. J.ettei*from Darya Begi to Haidar Khan, dated the 2nd
September i915.
3. Letter from 1'arya Begi to Ahmad Khan, dated the 2nd
September 1915.
4. Extract from letter from Muhammad Khan Hayat Daudi
to Ahmad Khan of izth September 19x5.
5. Telegram from Prime Minister to Ismail Khan, dated the
16th September 1915.
6. Lei ter from Shaikh Jaffar to Haidar Khan, dated the 21st
September 1915.
7. Letter from Ahmad Khan to Agha Muhammad Sadik, dated
the 23rd September 1915.
8. Exti act from a etter from Haidar Khan to Vice-Consul,
dated the 27th September 1915.
9. Extract, from a letter from Haidar Khan to Vice-Consul,
dated the 4ih October 1915.
Enclosure.-! to (9) —
(a) Kawnm-ul-Mulk to Darya Begi of 3rd October 1915.
(5; Asi-aduiia Khan to Shaikh Jaffar.
(c) Mustaufi-ul-Mamalik to Darya Begi, dated the 3rd October
1915.
(d) Kawam to Shaikh Jaffar, dated the 3rd October 1915.
Darya oegi to Ismail Khan of 2nd October 1915.
(/) Notice to Haji Luft Ali Khan.

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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.

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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