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File 3360/1916 Pt 1 'Persian correspondence (1916-17)' [‎24v] (53/804)

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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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My telegram 144, August 22nd. Unconfirmed but probably correct
report from Yezd states that Hussain Khan and Turk Obeidullah hkd passed
Is am some days ago. ^ Former with Ali Khan has been mainly responsible for
louble and expenses involved in maintaining a British force in Sirjan for
e last 12 months; and importance attached by British Government to arrest
of latter was indicated in Government of India telegram No. 650-S., dated
September 15th, 1916.
Addressed Tehran, 149; repeated Bushire, 183.
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No. 422-S., dated Bushire, the 9th (received 20th) September 1917.
Endorsed by Second Assistant to 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. .
Forwarded to_ the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
department, for information in continuation of this office endorsement
omittech' 8 ’’ d ted the ‘ 7th August 1917, from whioh was inadvertently
Telegram from His Majesty's Minister, Tehran, to His Majesty's Acting Consul Shiraz
(repeated 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, No. 79), No. 177, dated the 25th August 1917.
Telegram R., No. 177, dated the 25th (received 26th) August 1917.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran,
To—His Britannic Majesty's Consul, Shiraz.
Your telegram 246."
ShonlTli ee A 0W we C f n , SiVe , ? c ° m P lete pardon or what we shall gain by
, . , U ^ wej ^ 0r exam pfe, be able to reopen telegraph line ? Or shall wp p>pV
any better guarantee for safety of road than results from comne tffin
deaTwith*? ^ t0 be general, y considered easier problem to
Addressed Shiraz, 177 ; repeated Bushire, 79.
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55
No. 423-8., dated Bushire, the 9th (received 20th) September 1917.
Endorsed by Second Assistant to 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. .
Forwarded to the Government nf TnriJa ,* xu -n
Department, for information, in continuation of thif° re ffi n and , I>olitica l
No. 421-S., dated the 8th September 1917 hlS ° ffice ead orsement
No. wtXtodffirsa s“temtC^917 S . Ul ’ Kerman ’ ‘ 0 Depnty Politieal R <*ident, Bushire,
Telegram R., No. 186, dated the 8th (received 9th) September 1917.
From—His Britannic xMajesty's Consul, Kerman,
To—The Deputy Politieal Resident, Bushire.
My telegram 183.
Yo„r H tele“aK! tel6Sram 91 ’ dated September Begins.
release. It"i^ proposed Ihouiriw^Anittof^ 68 are P Ic ; a<i!ng for }lis
guarantee not to return to Kerman 9',.1,1, tt , \ COme to tehran under
that I see no great object^ ^ou agreeV 8 !^^ 80 ful1 of ^desirables
telegram 190, dated October ITlh^lOiefto™ ir^.' Cox. Basral1 under m 7

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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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