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File 3516/1914 Pt 6 'German War: Persia; general situation May-July 1915' [‎61r] (126/484)

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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 30th May 1915.
From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Simla,
To—The Hon'ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Percy Cox, K.C.I.E., C.S.I, Political
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. , Basrah.
On the 25th instant His Majesty’s Secretary of State telegraphed as
follows :—“ Persian situation * *
* * * * Viceroy. ”
Serial No. 134.
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Telegram P., dated the 29th (received 30th) May 1915.
From—His Majesty’s Secretary of State for India, London,
To—His Excellency the Viceroy, Simla.
• semi No 133 Reference my telegram,* dated the 25th
instant.
On the 27th instant His Majesty’s Minister at Tehran repeated the
following telegram from the British Consul at Resht :—
“ I understand that the troops landed are as follows: 200 artillery, 6
quick.fires, 4s guns, 1,200 Cossacks under the command of two Colonels, not
Lieutenant-Generals as was reported in previous telegram. ”
Telegram R., No. 1180 B., dated (and received) the 30th May 1915.
From—The Hon’ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Percy Cox, K.C.I.E., C.S.L, Poli
tical 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. , Basrah,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
Serial No. 118 . My telegram No. 1131.
followin g from Shiraz, 7 C., dated 28th I have had several long con
versations with Ponsette regarding situation in general and Gendarmerie in
particular. I believe Ponsette to be actuated by best motives and to be
sincerely anxious to maintain strict neutrality and to discourage political
intrigues. He has already spoken to officers in strong terms in this sense.
Unfortunately, however, like all Swedes, he is too much in hands of his
Persian officers who are already making fool of him.
He consulted me regarding finances which are desperate. If I were
convinced Gendarmerie were genuinely neutral, I would he prepared to
submit question of fresh advance for favourable consideration of Your Excel
lency. But that as long as we believed Gendarmerie to be hostile to our
interests, it would of course be impossible to consider question of affording
them further support.
We shall soon see whether Ponsette is capable of controlling situation and
of stopping intrigues of Persian officers, but per so nally I doubt it.
Addressed Tehran ; repeated Basrah, Bushire.
Telegram, No. 1183 B., dateU the 30th (received 31st) May 1915.
p rom — The Hon’ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Percy Cox, K.C.I.E., G.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.
f Serial No. 143.
My telegramf 1180 B.

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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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