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File 3360/1916 Pt 1 'Persian correspondence (1916-17)' [‎20r] (44/804)

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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 P., No. 36, dated the 10th (received 11th) September 1917, i
From—His Majesty's Consul-General, Ispahan,
To—-His Majesty's Minister, Tehran (repeated Basrah, 158 to Tehran).
Noel’s telegrams 405 and 11.
Zugmeyer’s diary shows Zafar did far more for us and, against our enemies
than we supposed and I have always held that in view of course pursued by late
Consul we could hardly have expected more,of him. At present he appears to
be our only friend amongst Khans and I think it would be a pity to throw
him over. , <f , .
He was much encouraged by the telegram of congratulation which
you sent him on his agreeing to accept Illkhaniship and has been much dis
heartened by recent absence of support from us. He has written and sent mess*
ages to me on this subject more than once and informed me that he was only
waiting Noel’s arrival to tender his resignation but I believe this danger
has been averted for the present. I think that he well deserves the support
suggested.
Suggested threat to Mohtasham and Murtaza Quli Khan is well deserved
owing not only to their intrigues against Zafar but also to their continued
depredations in villages of Zil-es-Sultan’s family. Similar hint might suffice
to bring Tehran Khans to their senses which appears to me to be necessary for
intrigues in which they and Mohtasham and Murtaza Quli are engaged are
not merely outcome of dissatisfaction with Zafar but are directed against us and
existing regime in Persia. I hope to be able to let you have further inform
ation on this subject in a day or two.
(7)
Telegram R., No. 417, dated the 10th (received Hth) September 1917.
From— Captain Noel, Ispahan,
To—The Hon'ble 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. , Basrah.
Khans are prepared to hand over provisioning of caravansarais on
Bakhtiari itoad to Lynch. As possible basis of agreement they suggest
company should be formed and capital subscribed in equal shares by them
selves and Lynch. Khans will hand over all caravansarais to Lynch and
give them monopoly of sale of fodder.
They suggest Lynch should send fully accredited agents to discuss terms
with them.
As above concession is one we have (strived) for years to obtain, I
trust every encouragement be given to Lynch to take up question in earnest.
Telegram R%, No. 6454, dated the 11th September 1917.
From—The Hon'ble 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. , Basrah,
To— Captain Noel, Ispahan.
Your telegram 417. I presume this is likewise addressed to Minister ard
that you are taking action with Lynch. If you wish action to he taken at this
end please make specific proposals.
(9)
Telegram R., No. 414, dated the 10th (received 11th) September 1917.
From— Captain Noel, Ispahan,
To—The Hon'ble 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. , Basrah.
Reference Ispahan telegram 35 of September 7th.

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Content

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.

Extent and format
1 volume (398 folios)
Arrangement

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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