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File 3516/1914 Pt 17 'German War: Persia; general' [‎115v] (235/370)

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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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Munitions have been wired for urgently by the German Consul, Kerman.
They are being sent by the Germans at Ispahan packed in large bales of cotton
in lots of twenty thousand.
In ten days’ time Seiler will leave for Tabbas.

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Telegram P., No. 239, dated (and received) the 5th November 1915.
From —Lieutenant-Colonel C. T. Ducat, His Britannic Majesty's Consul at
Kerman,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi.
There is nothing to report to-day.
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Telegram R., No. 307-R., dated (and received) the 5th November 1915.
From—The Hon’ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir P. Cox, K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E., Political
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. ,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi.
Do you consider acquiescence of Bakhtiari Khans and readiness of the
tribesmen to participate would be sine qua non to declaration of war by Persia?
It seems to Grahame and me that this is case.
Object of enquiring is to ascertain for our guidance whether (in view of
possibility of war being declared before we can arrive at definite understanding
with Khans) it is worth while to consider now steps which it might be possible
to take in order to detach whole or part of Bakhtiari after declaration.
Sent to Tehran, repeated to India.
Telegram R., No. 354, dated (and received) the 5th November 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran,
To The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart-
jf ment, Delhi.
Your telegram 2675-B.
Following telegram has been sent yesterday by Samsam Sirdar Assad
to Sirdar (Muh) Tashim :— JBegins. According to reports received it appears a
certain Agha Nurullah, an Arab, is intriguing to incite people of (Kahvarukh?).
As this is calculated to foment disorders it is essential you should put a stop to
it effectively. There should not be slightest disturbance or disorder in those
parts and you should report result by telegraph at once. Ends.
Addressed Cox, who will kindly repeat to Ahwaz, repeated to India,
Mohammerah.
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Telegram, dated the 5th November 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Vice-Consul at Yezd, Yezd,
T° The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi.
31st October. Party arrived at Yezd during the night (of) November 4th
non including 3 German officers, 29 Austro-Hungarian, 7 Persian subjects,

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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.

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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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