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File 3516/1914 Pt 17 'German War: Persia; general' [‎114r] (232/370)

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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 No. 1254, dated (and received) the Sth November 1^15.
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. in the Persian
Gulf, Bushire,
T 0 —The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi.
Director of Customs, Bushire, lias notified Consuls officially that the ex
portation of all metals and mineral products from their Province is prohi
bited with effect from the 6th November.
Addressed British Minister, Tehran, and repeated to Foreign Secretary
to Government of India.
197
Telegram R., No. 701-C., dated (and received) the 13th November!l915.
From — Major A. P. Tkevor, 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. 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, Simla.
Bushire Situation. Darya Begi sent me a message this morning that he
had been here nearly one month ; had never received a single telegram from
Persian Government [except the one asking about occupation of (Customs?)]
and consequently had no instructions what to do. His Excellency suggested
if Persian Government telegrams do not reach him via Borasjun they might
wire over British lines. He added that in the circumstances he did not see
wEat good he was doing here and proposed to return to Borasjun. I replied
that I would telegraph to you and ask whether you could get Persian Govern
ment to answer his telegrams and send him definite instructions and make
proper arrangements for carrying on administration.
No news received here by Darya Begi or Custom-house regarding money
for expenses of administration.
Sent to Tehran; repeated to Foreign and Basrah.
198
Telegram R., No. R.-370, datad the 14th (received 15th) November 1915.
p rom The Hon’ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir P. Z. Cox, K.C.I.E., C.S.I., Politi-
cal 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. , Aziziah,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi.
Tour telegram No. 701. It seems highly undesirable that Governor
should be allowed to return to Borasjun under any circumstances. It would
certainly he misinterpreted. .
(Addressed to Bushire, repeated to Minister and Government of India.)
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T ° v ^ ' v-. .i G. P. L Delhi,—No. 645 F. & P.
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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.

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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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