File 3360/1916 Pt 1 'Persian correspondence (1916-17)' [17v] (39/804)
The record is made up of 1 volume (398 folios). It was created in 1916-1917. 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 R., No. 175—161-S., dated the 4th (received 5th) October 1917.
From— Sir Percy Sykes, South Persia Rifles, Shiras,
To—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran (repeated Chief of the General Staff*
Simla, Kerman, Bushire and Ispahan).
Lashani defeat complete success all their forts to number of 13 having
been destroyed with crops. Xjashani number of 500 made stand at Jamali on
position which was carried with two casualties, 8 dead Lashani found but
others probably carried off.
Officer Commanding Column reports that all behaved excellently includ
ing South Persia Rifles. Consul and I advising Farman Earma to send
representative to secure hostages and complete task in Persian manner.
Health of column excellent. Column leaves Niriz on October 5th for
2nd part of operations.
Telegram R., No. 1671, dated (and received) the 6th October 1917.
From—The 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 Denart-
ment, Simla. y
My telegram No. 1569, Septemberl 7th.
Following from His Majesty’s Representative at Kerman, dated October
5th ‘.—Begins. Reference Hussein Khan and Obeidulla, Turk.
Following received from Vice-Consul, Yezd, dated October 4th, No 34 •_
Xegms. My telegram, dated September 16 th, No. 32. Information received
iiW s . Party amVed Tehran traTeIlin g by way of Biabanak and Semnan.
Addressed Tehran, No. 100; repeated Bushire, No. 201. Ends.
Telegram P., No. 833-F., dated the 7th (received 8th) October 1917.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran, /
T ° -The meat”.mL°. G ° 5,!r, ‘ ment o£ Ind “ «>. Foreign .nd Politic.! Depart-
Obeidulla has arrived here.
0 '*”- L ° ,,d “ ■ K~h.b, Ispahan,
(Received with Army Department memorandum No. 14831, dated the 3rd October 1917 .)
No. 464-S., dated the 22nd August (received 29th September) 1917.
From—The Inspector-General, South Persia Rifles,
To—The Chief of the General Staff, Simla.
I have the honour to forward the attached conies nf a
myself and His Majesty’s Minister, Tehran, regarding posts
Kaserun road being taken over by South Persia Rifles 5 P 1 th SblJ ' ax '
and M ' m Mr.
About this item
The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, and memoranda, comprising miscellaneous correspondence on British involvement in Persia in the period 1916-17.
Topics discussed include:
- the activities of the German Vice-Consul, Bushire, Wilhelm Wassmuss, including reports of an attack on him (folio 312)
- an account of the escape of German and Austrian prisoners (folio 281)
- translations of letters from German prisoners transferred from Shiraz to Russia (ff 43-48) including a translation of Dr Zugmeyer's diary
- discussion of German and Russian activities in Persia
- tables, statistics and reports on troop numbers and weaponry, deployments, military engagements and casualties
- British relations with local chiefs and their dealings with the Germans and Russians
- transcripts of local newspaper articles on various topics including the Russian Revolution (folio 136v)
- discussion of money required to pay to tribes
- miscellaneous Army Department memoranda
- general reports on the political and military situation in Persia including the 'Bakhtiari country' (ff 320-321)
The file is mainly divided into sections on events by weekly date period. Correspondents include: the Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Department; HBM Minister, Tehran (Sir Charles Marling); HBM Consul, Bundar Abbas [Bandar Abbas]; HBM Consul, Shiraz; HM Consul-General, Meshed; HM Consul for Kerman and Persian Baluchistan, (David Lockhart Robertson Lorimer); HBM Vice-Consul, Ahwaz (Captain Edward Noel); HM Consul-General, Isfahan; General Officer Commanding, Sistan Field Force; The General Staff, South Persia Rifles, Shiraz; the Inspector-General, South Persia Rifles (Brigadier-General Sir Percy Molesworth Sykes); Chief of the General Staff, Simla; Chief of the Imperial General Staff, London; the 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; and the 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. , Bushire.
Each part includes a divider which gives the subject and part numbers, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references contained in that part by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.
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- 1 volume (398 folios)
The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file. The subject 3360 (Persian Correspondence) consists of three volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/612-614. The volumes are divided into three parts, with each part comprising 1 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 400; 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. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out
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