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File 3516/1914 Pt 17 'German War: Persia; general' [‎14r] (32/370)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (181 folios). It was created in 26 Oct 1915-06 Jan 1916. 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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No. Cf.-384, dated Bushire, the 15th (received 22nd) November 1915 (Conadential).
From Major A. P. Trevor, C.I.E., Deputy 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. , 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. ,
lo_The Foreig^Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
In continuation of the correspondence ending with my letter No. 369-Cf.,
No. cf.-383, dated the isth November 1915 . dated 3rd instant, I have the honour to
n x forward herewith, for the information of
the Government of India, a copy of despatch which I have addressed to
Majesty’s Minister Tehran, forwarding copies of certain letters addressed
Tan°.is!an 0elleUCy ^ Be§1 and 0tllers Zair Khidllar » Khan of
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Bushire Situation. Threatening letters to Darya Begifrom the hostile Khans.
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Sub-Enclo. 1 to Serial ISTo. 203.
Dated 24th Zi hijjah 1333= (5th November 1915).
From— Zair Khidhar Tangistani,
To—His Excellency the Darya Degi, Governor of^Bushire.
I trust that your shadow of kindness will not grow less over my head.
Secondly, at the beginning when the British landed troops at Bushire and
arrested the German Consul, what claim had they against a neutral country ?
When Your Excellency left for Bushire, we knew that the British were play
ing tricks, and that they would never quit Bushire, and return the 3 Germans.
They have made Bushire their o wn property, and desire to advance still further
inland.
Had we not agreed to peace with the English in the presence of the
Ulama and the people, they would have certainly thought that we were oppos
ing the enemy on account of our own motives, or at the request of another
party. We wished it to become known to the people of Persia that we were
serving our own Government and Nation, and that the British had betrayed and
shown disrespect to a neutral country. They have dishonoured the people
of Persia, taken away their guests and wish to subjugate their land, and
thereby, besides having already dishonoured them, trample their honour under
foot.
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Enclo. to Serial No. 203.
No. Cf.-383, dated Bushire, the loch November 1915 (Confidential).
Fioin Major A. P. Trevor, C.I.E., Acting Consul-General,
To—C. M. Marling, Esq., C.B , G.M.G., His Britannic Majesty’s Envoy Extra
ordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Tehran.
In continuation of the correspondence ending with my despatch No. Cf.»368
dated 3rd instant, I have the honour
to forward herewith, for your information,
copies of the marginally cited letters sent
ny Zair Khidhar, Khan of Tangistan, to
His Excellency the Darya Begi and
others.
2 . These letters show Hat this Khan is maintaining his truculent attitude,
and m these letters he is speaking in the name of the hostile Khans. The
letters also show m what supreme contempt the Khans hold the Persian
Government, and wnat a very exalted idea they have of their own importance.
1. Zair Khidliar to Darya Begi, dated the 5th
November 1915.
2. Zair Khidhar to Uadi Khan, Factotum of
Darya Begi, dated the 4th November.
3. Zair nhidhar to Mulla Ewaz, received 9th Nov-
«mber (by hand).

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The volume concerns the situation in Persia during the First World War. The main focus is the British and Russian attempt to influence the Shah and the Majlis deputies during the events that happened in November 1915.

The volume covers:

  • German funding to Swedish Gendarmerie.
  • Terms of proposed alliance between Persia and Germany.
  • German occupation of Yazd.
  • Occupation of Hamadan [Hamadān, Iran].
  • Situation at Suj-Bulak and Maragha, newspaper article from Kavkazskoe Slovo.
  • German activity.
  • Proposed despatch of Bakhtiari Khans to Ispahan and Kerman.
  • Protection of British consuls.
  • Suggested cabinet of Farman Farma (Prince Abdol-Hossein Farman Farma).
  • Proposed Council of Regency.
  • Russian victories in the North.
  • Persian Government's protests against advance of Russian troops in Tehran.
  • Relations of Darya Begi with the Khans of the hinterland.
  • Attitude of Turkish Minister.

The volume’s principal correspondents are: Esme Howard, British Ambassador in Sweden; George Buchanan, British Ambassador in Russia; Charles Marling, British Minister at Tehran; Charles Hardinge, Viceroy of India; Alfred Hamilton Grant, Foreign Secretary to the Government of India; British Consuls at Sistan and Kain (Francis Beville Pridaux), Kerman (C T Ducat), Khorasan (Thomas Wolseley Haig), Batoum (P Stevens), Shiraz (William Frederick Travers O'Connor); John Nixon, General Officer Commanding, Force 'D'; Foreign Office; 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. ; Arthur Prescott Trevor, Deputy 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. ; Edward Grey, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.

Extent and format
1 volume (181 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 183; 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.

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