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File 3516/1914 Pt 6 'German War: Persia; general situation May-July 1915' [‎188r] (382/484)

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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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“About the recall (of) Eussian troops or ratifications His Highness
said that he would say no more. All he asked for was the goodwill and
support (of) His Majesty’s Government. He would (be) deeply grateful if it
were possible (to) help Persia by suspending service (of) foreign loans for two
^ years dating from 1st August last.
“ Prime Minister is a (straight ?) man. Sincerity of his accent carried
conviction. Our conversation might, His Highness begged, be considered as
strictly confidential.
“Repeated Shiraz and Petrograd, Busbire and Basrah.”
Telegram R., No. 800 B., dated the 11th (received 12th) April 1915.
From—The Hon’ble Lieutenant-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.
Please see my telegram No. 748 B., dated April 5th.
Kindly let me know what the present position is as regards Wassmuss.
His there been any definite result from pressure of two Legations, and is any
thing definite pending ?
Addressed to Tehran; repeated to Government of India.
30-
Telegram R., No. 804 B., dated the 11th (received 12th) April 1915.
From—The Hon’ble Lieutenant-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.
Following from Shiraz, 12th(?) April:—
“Your telegram No. 49.
“ I gather from Governor-General’s attitude during last two or three days
that Your Excellency’s conversations with Prime Minister have produced good
effect. Governor-General has both spoken and written me in satisfactory
terms. He has assured me he is doing every thing in his power to repress
anti-British agitation and that he has even counselled Wassmuss to stop his
intrigues.
“Wassmuss, who dresses as Persian and poses as Mussulman, is busy
carrying on his campaign by all means in his power. His chief supporters arc
democratic party, Persian gendarmerie officers and riff raff.
“ No instructions would appear to have been issued for recall (of) Ali Kuli
Khan from Borasjun.
“Addressed Tehran; repeated to Basrah, Bushire.* Ends.
3/
Telegram R., No. 798 B., dated the 11th (received 12th) 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.
Reference 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. telegram, April 3rd. Evidence against gendar-
merie.

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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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