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File 3516/1914 Pt 6 'German War: Persia; general situation May-July 1915' [‎186r] (378/484)

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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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I YCDture to suggest to Your Excellency that it would form valuable
precedent to adhere to in support of a demand that Wassmuss should be
required to leave Shiraz and proceed to say Tehran and that Germans now iu
Ispahan and elsewhere should not be allowed to proceed further east or to
leave towns in which they are now residing unless to return to Turkey.
Addressed Minister ; repeated to Government of India.
Telegram R., No. 750 B., dated (and received) the 5th April 1915.
From—The Hon'ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Percy Cox, K.C.I.E., C.S.I., 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.
Eollowing from Bushire, April 4th :—
Begins. This evening Governor informed me that he has received a tele
gram from Minister of the Interior approving His Excellency’s action as
shown in recent telegrams. I trust this is outcome of our representations
pressing for support and means that they are taking juster view of situation
here. Addressed Cox; repeated to Tehran. Ends.
2.0.
Telegram R., No. 759 B., dated the 6th (received 7th) April 1915.
ir r o m —The Hon'ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Percy Cox, K.C.I.E., C.S.I., 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.
Eollowung from Shiraz, 77, April 6th :—
Begins. Reference Bushire, 43—288. I have frequently spoken both ^ to
Governor-General and Pravitz regarding attitude and proceedings of Persian
gendarmerie officers and although both have assured me their political activities
would be checked and although formal orders to this effect have been issued to
Pravitz, no other measures of any kind seem to have been taken and these
officers continue to conduct active campaign against our interests iu co-operat
ing with Wassmuss and democratic party here.
I regret to say I have lost any belief I originally had in Pravitz s profes
sions of neutrality. If these were sincere, he could by now have taken effective
steps to enforce attention to these orders and to punish disobedience. Tsot
onlv has he not done (so) but his own attitude is most ambiguous and unsatis
factory and he himself spreads absurd reports regarding defeats of the allies,
German victories, &c.
There can. I think, he no doubt whatever that he, as well as other Swedes,
is cognizant of German plans and is working hand in glove with them to
destroy our influence in South and to embarrass us in every possible wa y*
receive daily many proofs of this. Their early removal is, m my opinion,
imperative for preservation of our interests in Southern Persia. Adc resse
Tehran ; repeated to Basrah, Bushire. Ends.
Addressed Government of India; repeated to 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. .
42/
Telegram R., No. 763 B., dated (and received) the 7th April 1915.
From—The Hobble Liutenant-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,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and o itica epar
ment, Simla.
Your telegram No. 388 S. Hyder Khan.

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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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