File 3516/1914 Pt 14 'German War: Persia; general situation' [250r] (504/532)
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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2nd September 1915.
21st Shawal, 1335.
Shortly before 5 a.m. to-day I left this Consulate on
horseback accompanied by two mounted men of my Escort viz
Chowdri Khan and Painda Khan. (Since 23rd August in
deference to the particular request of the Native Officer,
I have been riding in the early mornings with two orderlies
- both armed with rifles - instead of by one only as
I rode down the Hospital lane turned to the right,
crossed the river bed near the Mar no on bridge, rode through
the woods on the south side of the river and on arriving
at the point where the road to Julfa joins the path along
the river, I ordered Painda Khan to go up to the
Telegraph Office and bring down to the Consulate a
telegram, the arrival of which had been notified to me
by telephone the previous evening. It was then a quarter
to six by my watch which is about a quarter of an hour
fast by telegraph time.
I rode across the river bed Chowdri Khari riding a
little distance in the rear. It was just 5.50 by my watch
when I turned into the'Hospital lane. I trotted, ohowdri
following me. Just before reaching a spot where this lane
takes a slight bend I saw a man walking before me in the
middle of the path going towards the Hospital. He was
wearing a- long darkish blue "sardari", trousers of some
lighter colour and a black "kolah” of medium height. He
About this item
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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- 1 volume (261 folios)
The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.
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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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