Skip to item: of 484
Information about this record Back to top
Open in Universal viewer
Open in Mirador IIIF viewer

File 3516/1914 Pt 6 'German War: Persia; general situation May-July 1915' [‎56v] (117/484)

This item is part of

The record is made up of 1 volume (237 folios). It was created in 1 Apr 1915-16 Jul 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.

Transcription

This transcription is created automatically. It may contain errors.

Apply page layout

2
A certain Saiyid has been openly preaching jehad, expulsion of foreigners, &c.,
to large crowds, for the last, three evenings, in road between Consulate and city,
and in spite of ray official remonstrances, Governor-General has done nothing
to stop him. Our employes are being threatened and terrorised and general
situation is becoming very strained.
Kawam is fully prepared to take steps to maintain order, on receipt of
formal instructions from Tehran, and I venture to hope that Your Excellency
will be able to arrange this.
French and Russian Consular Agents and Armenian community keep
urging me to impress on Your Excellency urgent necessity for this measure.
Addressed to Tehran; repeated to Basrah and Bushire.
Telegram P., No. 51, dated the 17th (received 18th) May 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty’s Minister, Tehran,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
Please refer to Cox’s telegrams, 1081 to 1086 B. and your telegram, No. 118.
I do not think that I could offer any useful observations on Cox’s in
dividual suggestions, as he is so much more intimately acquainted with affairs
(of) districts in question, but I would like it to be understood that I fully
concur (in) views expressed by Government of India in their telegram No. 493 ,
dated 15th May, that as a general line of conduct it will (be) more prudent to
bind ourselves by promises and assurances for future as little (as) possible and
to rely on subsidiary secret service funds in case (of) need.
Telegram, No. 1131 B., dated (and received) the 18th May 1915.
From—The Hon’blb Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Peecy 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.
Following from Shiraz, dated 16th:— Begins. Signaller, Kazerun,
reported yesterday that Hussain Beg of Konar Takhteh had arrived at
Kamarij with 200 tufangehis and that fighting was going on between him and
Kalantur of Kamarij. Ends.
Second telegram, dated 17th :— Begins. Fighting still continues ; several
Konar Takhteh men have been killed. Affair does not seem very serious at
present, but road is temporarily rendered unsafe.
Captain Oertengren is on his way hack to Shiraz with gendarmerie ex
pedition, Ends,
Telegram P., No. S. 500, dated the 19th May 1915.
From—His Excellency the Viceroy, Simla,
To—His Majesty’s Secretary of State for India, London (repeated to Tehran,
and Basrah).
Persian situation. .Please see my telegram, dated 15th May, and Sir
Percy Cox’s telegram, No. 1084 B., dated 12th May.
Government of India are of opinion that any negotiations with Mekran
Chiefs in view of improved position at Tehran would for the present be
premature. In any case, they do not want to pledge themselves to such
persons as Mir Barkat or Sardar Saiyid Khan, except in case of absolute
necessity. In event of rupture with Persia, the Chiefs of Mekran should be
advised generally that those Chiefs will be duly rewarded who stand by us in
maintaining peace and order but it should be left to Chiefs themselves, so far
as possible, to make definite overtures.
With reference to telegram No. 1085 B. of 12th May from Sir P. Cox,
it would be a mistake for His Majesty’s Government to commit themselves to
the Vali of Pusht-i-Kuh at present, as he has shown himself quite unreliable.
$

About this item

Content

The volume concerns events that happened in Persia and Balochistan, during the First World War. The main focus is measures to be taken in the event of Persia entering the War against Great Britain.

The volume covers:

The volume’s principal correspondents are: Charles Hardinge, Viceroy 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. ; 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. ; Walter Gordon Neale, Assistant Resident 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. ; Walter Beaupre Townley and Charles Marling, British Ministers at Tehran; W MacDouall, British Consul for Kermanshah; G Grahame, British Consul-General at Isfahan, Eyre Alexander Barby Wichart Crowe, Foreign Office; Edward Grey, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; John Nixon, General Officer Commanding, Force 'D', Basrah; the Admiralty; Imperial Bank of Persia; Anglo-Persian Oil Company; Strick, Scott and Co.

There is a newspaper cutting, from The Times .

Extent and format
1 volume (237 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 239; 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. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 3-237; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

Written in
English in Latin script
View the complete information for this record

Use and share this item

Share this item
Cite this item in your research

File 3516/1914 Pt 6 'German War: Persia; general situation May-July 1915' [‎56v] (117/484), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/483, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100044353271.0x000076> [accessed 21 January 2020]

Link to this item
Embed this item

Copy and paste the code below into your web page where you would like to embed the image.

<meta charset="utf-8"><a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100044353271.0x000076">File 3516/1914 Pt 6 'German War: Persia; general situation May-July 1915' [&lrm;56v] (117/484)</a>
<a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100044353271.0x000076">
	<img src="https://images.qdl.qa/iiif/images/81055/vdc_100000000419.0x00017a/IOR_L_PS_10_483_0117.jp2/full/!280,240/0/default.jpg" alt="" />
</a>
IIIF details

This record has a IIIF manifest available as follows. If you have a compatible viewer you can drag the icon to load it.https://www.qdl.qa/en/iiif/81055/vdc_100000000419.0x00017a/manifestOpen in Universal viewerOpen in Mirador viewerMore options for embedding images

Use and reuse
Download this image