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File 3516/1914 Pt 17 'German War: Persia; general' [‎54r] (112/370)

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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.-369, dated Bushire, the 3rd November 191$.Oj j
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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. , Persfan Half,
To—The Foreign Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department.
I have the honour to forward, for the information of the Government of
No. Cf.-368, dated the 3rd November 1915. India, a COpy of a despatch which I have
sent to His Majesty’s Minister, transmit
ting a translation of a letter received by the Governor of Bushire from the
hostile Khans of Chahkutah and Tangistan.
PRECIS.
U. F, S. to Foreign Office.
Porw r ards copy of threatening and insolent letter sent by two hostile
Khans to the Governor of Gulf Ports.
Enclo. to Serial No. 199.
No. Cf.-368, dated Bushire, the 3rd November 1915.
From— Major A. P. Trevor, C.I.E., Acting Consul-General,
To— C. M. Marling, Esq., C.B., C.M.G., His Britannic Majesty’s Envoy Extra
ordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary.
I have the honour to enclose a translation of a letter from the two hostile
Khans, Shaikh Hussain of Chahkutah and Zair Khidhar of Tangistan, which
has been handed to me in original by Darya Begi, Governor of the Gulf Ports.
They are two of the three remaining enemy Chiefs, regarding whom I
have on more than one occasion reported that until they are removed perma
nently from this region, by the Persian Government or other_ means, no
security from violence can be guaranteed to the British community in Bushire
and no safety for travellers or goods on the principal {i.e., Ahmedi-Borasjun)
caravan route. Owing to lack of any offensive operations against them m
their own districts, they are as little daunted, and as insolent in their demands,
as if they had not incurred losses in their previous attacks on Bushire and
were masters of the situation. The (l pressure threatened in the letter no
doubt refers to raids by night on the outposts and the houses of British subjects
and employes in the town.
I trust that further evidence of the attitude of the Chiefs in the imme
diate vicinity of Bushire—all the more detestable in Shaikh Hussain of
Chahkutah in view of the good offices and kindness extended to him by the
Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. for years-will determine His Majesty’s Government to insist on
the removal of these Khans and the punitive measures involved on the first
suitable opportunity whether before or after the termination of the war.
Sub-Enclo. to Serial No. 199.
Dated 19th Zihijjah 1333 (29th October 1915).
p rom _SHAiKH Husain Chahkutahi and Zair Khidhar Tangistani,
T 0 — TTjs Excellency the Darya Begi, Bnshire.
We trust that your honoured health continues good.
We have received your esteemed letter and we are greatly astonished at
It -now 11 days since Your Excellency arrived at Bushire, and we have
f 1 iw QPPTi that any result has been obtained by you : so far as we can see
not so far eX p r esses yourself according to the wishes and
up to Y p M / in the opening of the Shief route, secondly, in repair-
fnTth and! the Mashileh Mute ^ ^
sived on 20 ^ ^ ^ *
IMDIA FOREIGN S-ORK ARY’S
I -ter. tie. 31 ■

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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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