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File 3516/1914 Pt 6 'German War: Persia; general situation May-July 1915' [‎187v] (381/484)

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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 R., No. 791 B., dated the 10th (received 11th) April 1915.
From—The Hon’ble Libutin ant-Colonel Sir Percy 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.
Case of Uyder Khan. According to Mohammerah reports, the Atabistan
rebels, who were threatening Lirawi, have turned back and joined Chaab in
their movement towards Ahwaz.
According to Bushire reports, it is thought that efforts are being made to
collect supplies, and Khans are being encouraged by Wassmuss to hope that
orders will be received from Central Government to proceed with attack on
Hvder Khan. They lack cohesion and ammunition, and attack is unlikely to
materialise, unless they receive fresh incentive and support from gendarmerie
and Governor-General. It is clear therefore that our best course for the
present is to continue pressing for the withdrawal of gendarmerie and recall
of Governor-General.
Addressed to India; repeated to Tehran.
Telegram P., No. 125 C., dated the 10th (received 11th) April 1915.
From— Captain W. G. Neale, First Assistant to the 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. , Bushire,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
His Britannic Majesty’s Minister at Tehran telegraphs as follows :—
“No. 130. Yesterday I met, at Alaes-Sultaneh’s house, the Prime Mini
ster. His Highness had, it appeared evident, been much impressed by the
warning I had given to him two days previously (as reported in my telegram
No. 142) of the danger that Persia is running by alienating sympathy of her
friends in Great Britain by the pursuit of her present Unsatisfactory policy.
He enquired from me what he could do to improve matters.
“ He should, I replied, send a telegram to the Governor of Bushire approv
ing his conduct, should arrange for the removal from Borasjun of Ali Kali
Khan, and in the first instance should take steps to put a stop to the movement
against Hyder Khan of Bunderrig. He made a promise that he would do this
at once. His promise respecting the Governor of that part has been carried
out as a telegram has been received from Bushire showing this.
“ This afternoon I received a call from His Highness and he begged me to
represent to you that he is sincerely desirous of retaining the goodwill of His
Majesty’s Government and doing all in his power not to forfeit it. In
accordance with his promise he had sent telegrams to the above-mentioned
persons. He also had had a private telegram sent by bis nephew, Minister of
Posts and Telegraphs, to the town (of) Pars to which he has received a
satisfactory reply. He also promised to send Sardar Jang a telegram request
ing him not for the present to come north, but did not appear to he very
confident of his influence over Bakhtiari. (I have urged this on Khans
here! (?) His Highness had also impressed (on) a convocation (of) Members
meeting that the true interests of Persia demanded close friendship with
Great Britain. His words had met a most satisfactory echo. He would
see clergy and also editors of (the) chief papers and speak in same strain,
tbough the leading Mulla(s) of Tehran had, he could assure me, remained
1 loyal to the cause (of) Great Britain. He had great hopes of bringing about
a complete change (of) (in ?) public opinion but he longed for the downfall (of)
Constantinople by which he said his task would he largely facilitated.

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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.

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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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