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File 3516/1914 Pt 14 'German War: Persia; general situation' [‎183r] (370/532)

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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. 137, dated (and received) the 5th October 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran,
To-The War^to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart-
Signaller at Ispahan intimates that German Consul is making prepara
tions to leave for Tabas. ° r i
Eepeated to Birjand, Meshed, Kerman and Yezd.
31
Telegram P., No. 175, dated (and received) the 5th October 1915.
From—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.
32
Telegram, No. R. 39, dated the 5th (received 6th) October 1915.
From—The Hon'ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir P. Z. Cox, K.C.I.E., C.S.I.
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. , Basrah,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
Grahame sends message from Shalil that on arrival at end of journey unless
you have any other instruction he and Worrall(?) would wish to place their
services at my disposal pending developments. As regards Grahame, I am
hoping that it may be, feasible in his opinion and yours to remain with
Bakhtiari Khans. If that is not practicable, I suggest his remaining at Oil
Yield where he will be in telegraphic touch and easily available when wanted.
We should be glad of Worrall’s services in Bushire if you see no objection.
Addressed Tehran ; repeated Foreign and Bushire.
33
Telegram P., No. 130 K., dated the 5th (received 6th) October 1915.
From—The Hon'ble the Chief Commissioner and Agent to the Governor-General in
the North-West Frontier Province, Parachinar,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
Eeference my telegram 110 K. of 2nd October relative to Germans in
Kabul. A man has just come from Kabul and he states that to-morrow His
Majesty the Amir is expected there. His nephew is working as orderly to Sipah
Salar. He corroborates fully the previous information with regard to the
Germans and (? their party). Amir has agreed to see them next Friday.
Inayatulla and Nasrulla are now in Kabul. Haji Muhammad Khan (Hakim
Logar ?) and Faiz Muhammad Khan, uncle of Sipah Salar, are at Babar Bagh
as Mehmandars to party of Germans. f
34
Telegram P., No. S. 1022, dated the 6th October 1915.
From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Simla,
To—The Secretary to the Government of Bombay, Political Department.
Haji Ali Germani. My telegram S. 1007, October 1st. When may he be
expected at Jutogh ?
Please telegraph reply.

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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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