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File 3516/1914 Pt 6 'German War: Persia; general situation May-July 1915' [‎59v] (123/484)

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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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“From your tele-ram o£ the 17th instant I understand that you are of the
Jirom your ieie 0 i game opinion. In the circumstances, and
Serial No. 117 . and wIigh you consider the situation
requires it, you may authorise Sir P. Cox to negotiate, ^jeot t 0 the above
limitations, according to the In’tant ‘from His
Serial No. 107. T\-r>f.] Ipnev the Viceroy.”
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Telegram R., No. 199 C., dated the 27th (received 28th) May 1916. _
From—M «job A. P. Tkvoe, C.I.E., Officer on Special duty 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 Depart-
ment, Simla.
Poliowing is repetition of telegram from Shiraz, No. 161:—
“ Wassmuss has been absent from Shiraz for some days and it was reported
that he was with Kashgai. . « . . v.
« Signaller at Borasjun now reports however that he has arrived at Ahram
in Tangistan.”
, £(.
Telegram R., No. 198 C., dated (and received) the 27th May 1915.
From—M ajor A. P. Trevor, C.I.'E., Officer on Special duty 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. ,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
* serial No. 135 . Urgent. Shiraz telegram,* No. 161.
Wassmuss arrived at Borasjun this morning.
I think it is improbable that he will come into Bushire, but will content
himself with working up hostile Khans to attack Bustnre or Haider
Possibly he might try and force an issue by coming m with a large escort
° £ ^Can^Your Excellency get Persian Government to take steps to obtain his
immediate recall, as he in only be where he is to create trouble.
In this case should any on hnes^of my telegram
Vide Serial No. 69. ... v
Perhaps Officer Commanding Gendarmerie would issue orders prohibiting
gendarmes from accompanying Wassmuss on his filibustering trips.
Addressed Tehran; repeated Shiraz, Basrah and Foreign.
Telegram P., No. S. 519, dated the 29th May 1915.
From—His Excellency the Viceroy, Simla, ,
To H is Majesty's Secretary of State for India, London (repeated to His Britannic
Majesty’s Minister, Tehran ; Sir Percy Cox, Basrah).
Please refer to telegramsf Nos. T.-13
f Serial Nos. 128 and 129 . an( j rp .X4 of 22nd instant from Sir P. Cox.
Our reassuring announcements made in autumn 1914 to 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.
tentates were addressed to semi-independent or independent Arab Chiefs, for
?k° most nart in Treaty relations wilh us, and except m case of Bin Sand,
Koweit and Mohammerah, in no way committed us,_ the definite co-operation
of these Chiefs being essential as regards the occupation of Basrah.
We think that in the event of war with Persia the following policy
should be definitely accepted , , ,
(a) We should leave Persia as a whole severely alone and take what
steps are possible to extricate our Consuls and Minister, and
i Tfnooi’n to take such action in North Persia as she chooses.

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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.

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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)
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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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