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File 3516/1914 Pt 6 'German War: Persia; general situation May-July 1915' [‎59r] (122/484)

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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.

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Telegram P., dated the 25th May 1915.
From—H is Excellency the Viceroy, Simla,
To—His Majesty^s Secretary of State for India, London.
* Serial No. 120 . . ^^ ease re ^ e r to your telegram,* 18th
instant. Persia.
We have anticipated your request so far as to despatch the remaining four
companies of 96th Infantry on the 18th instant to Bushire making a total
tlim’e of one battalion which, unless war takes place with Persia, seems to us
sufficient infantry. We can despatch in addition four mountain guns and
one squadron cavalry as a temporary measure if this is really necessary as a
precaution against war. Force “ D ” must furnish any further infantry which
may be required. J
; 7-
Telegram R., dated (and received) the 23rd May 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran.
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To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart- r*- F
ment, Simla. ° ;
It appears that Agent of German Consul, Ispahan, set up wireless tele
graphy apparatus about two miles from that town and messages were sent here
by it. Otherwise I can say nothing more as to its range.
Particulars (coming to notice ?) of Persian Government, German Consul
sent (for and ?) instructed stoppage of working it.
Addressed to Foreign Office; sent to India, Basrah.
/P.
Telegram P., dated the 25th (received 26th) May 1915.
From—His Majesty's Secretary of State for India, London,
To—His Excellency the Viceroy, Simla.
On the 23rd instant, His Majesty’s Minister at Tehran reports by telegram
the arrival at Enzeli from Envekera, on the 21st instant, of two Sotnias of
Cossacks under a Lieutenant-General.
Telegram P., dated the 25th (received 26th) May 1915.
From—His Majesty's Secretary of State for India, London,
To—His Excellency the Viceroy, Simla.
Serial No. 107.
On the 21st instant following
Minister at Tehran :—
Persian situation. Please refer to your
telegram of the 15th instant.
instructions were sent to His Majesty’s
“ The views expressed by the Government of India with regard to Ears
and Bushire Hinterland are approved generally by His Majesty’s Government—
vide the telegram of the 15th instant from
His Excellency the Viceroy. In con
nection with the Bakhtiaris, it is preferable to make rewards now by cash
payments than to make promises of Governorships or other political privileges
in the future. There are also weighty objections to Bakhtiari Khan being
encouraged in projects which give him access to 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. littoral.

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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 .

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1 volume (237 folios)
Arrangement

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

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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.

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