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File 3516/1914 Pt 17 'German War: Persia; general' [‎57r] (118/370)

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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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Telegram P., No. 149, dated the 18th (received 19th) November 1915
From—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran,
T° The rDdhi G ° Vernment “ * he Forei ^ alld
£ ase Ge ^“ ians should cut Indo-European Telegraph Department wires
m ehran will you instruct Consuls in Persia to whom you can still send
SlToTBlthdad 6 P Ii? lamati r W m ic 1 h has b ? en P re P a red for publication on
tali ot Baghdad, All wires from Tehran are interrupted at Kum already
82
Telegram P., No. 64-D. S., dated the 19th November 1915.
From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi,
To—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran (via Robat, Sistan and Meshed).
Clear the line. Please telegraph whether you have received telegram
No. 705-C. of the 18th instant from Bushire in which it is reported that Major
O’Connor and Mr. Eerguson are prisoners at Borasjun, as in your telegram
No. 149 you report that the line at Kum is interrupted.
If this message has been reeeh ed please let me know what steps are being
taken in matter as regards the Persian Government ? As to ultimate destin
ation of three Foreign legations have you any indication ?
83
Telegram P., No. 65-D. S., dated the 19th November 1915.
From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi,
To—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.
(Repeated to Basrah, Lieutenant-Colonel Sir P. Z. Cox.)
His Majesty’s Minister at Tehran reports by telegram the interruption at
Kum of all wires from Tehran. I have replied via Meshed enquiring whether
your 705-C. of 18th October has been received by him.
84
Telegram P., No. 292-C., dated the 17th (received 19th) November 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Consul, Sistan, Robat,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi.
Please see my telegram No. 286-C. of the 10th November. A large
proportion of British troops in Sistan is constantly employed in escorting convoys
of supplies to Birjand and Kacha.
Should sanction be accorded to my proposal regarding entertainment of
two hundred Baluch Sowars the latter would be fully employed on convoy duties

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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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