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File 3516/1914 Pt 17 'German War: Persia; general' [‎22r] (48/370)

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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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130
Telegram P., No. 90-D. S., dated the 25th November 1915.
Prom—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi,
To—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran.
’W e have to-day despatched following message to Secretary of State :—
Begins. “Persia. News of * * * * *
our side definitely Ends.
Our news from Nixon is that the enemy’s position at Ctesiphon was
attacked on 22nd. It was held by four divisions. We took eight hundred
Turkish prisoners. During night we repulsed heavy Turkish counter-attacks,
but our forces had to retire towards Lajj owing to want of water and heavy
casualties. Enemy has suffered heavily but Nixon is faced by a still superior
force and calls for reinforcements. These are on the way to him.
131
Telegram P., No. I85-F., dated (and received) the 2dth November 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi.
Please see my telegram No, 478 (473 ?).
British colony from Hamadan is within fifteen kilometers of Kasvin.
Whether Consul and colony of Sultanabad succeeded in leaving as stated in my
telegram No. 483 seems doubtful. Telegraph Office is in the hands of enemy
and no trustworthy news is obtainable.
Shah has gone to Eerabad about four miles from Tehran to the east.
Sent to India, Petrograd ; addressed to Foreign Office.
132
Telegram P., No. 275, dated (and received) the 26th November 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Consul, Kerman,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi.
There is nothing to report to-day.
133
Telegram P., No. 720-C., dated (and received) the 26th November 1915.
From—The 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 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, Delhi.
Please refer to my telegram No. 710-C.
I now find that a letter was sent by Sheikh Hussein signed by Zair Khidar
and himself with the ladies’ party and was stupidly forgotten by 0 Connor s
servant who had it with him.
Terms are as stated in my above mentioned telegram except additions as
follows:—
In clause two return is also required of “ all belongings of Aghai Wassmuss
and all articles removed from German firm and Consulate and all belongings
of subjects of Persia.” '

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Content

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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