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File 3516/1914 Pt 18 'German War: Persia; general situation - 1916' [‎21v] (51/368)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (175 folios). It was created in 17 Nov 1915-18 Feb 1916. It was written in English and French. 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. 1-F., dated the 4th (received 5th) January 1916.
From—His Pritannic Majesty's Consul for Sistan and Kain, Robat,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi. ° 1
(Addressed Tehran.)
Birjand. 6 — l0Wing telegrams have P assed between Karguzars of Sistan and
begins. “ Will you please ask Consul to order
1 1 *j 1 ^ treat Deputy Governor and inhabitants with more
consideration.” Ends.
The second from Sistan. Begins. “The Consul states that Deputy
Governor allows freedom of {?) passage to Germans and has encouraged
inhabitants to boycott British troops. Such things should not be done. Until
we receive different orders strict neutrality should be observed.” Ends.
tt* Sistan, is subsidized by me and shows me telegrams often.
Ills attitude in this matter shows that Central Government have not yet ordered
any change of policy in favour of us.
12
telegram No. 22, dated the 6th January 1916.
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
Gull, liushire.
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, JL»elhr. r
News received Kerman party all safe 1st January and hope to arrr
Ducat January. Have Government of India any orders
arrive at
for
13
Telegram No. 43-A., dated the 6th (received 7th) January 1916.
From—The Hon'ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sie P. Z. 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. , Basrah,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi.
Consul and party from Kerman expected to arrive at Bunder Abbas 9th
instant. I have ^ no details as to the actual numbers but party includes
Russians, Armenians and missionaries. There is no accommodation at Bunder
Abbas and no mails calling there at present. If you see no objection, I pro-
convey thereto I^dir^ 0111168 t0 & B ° mbay bound trans P ort there to
Addressed Foreign ; repeated Bushire.
14
Telegram P., No. 3-F., dated (and received) the 7th January 1916.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Consul-General, Meshed, Robat,
To The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart.
(Repeated Tehran.)
Tlie . Governor of Herat seems to have been treating with undue indulgence
few foreigners left there. He allowed Paschen and five companions recently to

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The volume concerns the situation in Persia during the First World War. The main focus is the Persian protests against violation of their country's neutrality, British and Russian responses to Persian nationalism, and their attempts to influence the Shah and the Majlis deputies during the events that happened in November 1915.

The volume covers:

  • Advance of Russian troops on Kashan and Tehran.
  • Situation at Kermanshah between August and November 1915.
  • Dismissal of Swedish Commandment of Gendarmerie.
  • Persian Gendarmerie.
  • Arrest of the British Consul at Shiraz by Le Comité National pour la protection de l'Indépendance Persane in November 1915.
  • German and Turkish interests.
  • United States Minister at Tehran's attitude.
  • 'Report on the seizure of the Shiraz Colony' (ff 130-132).
  • Terms proposed by Khans for release of British prisoners at Shiraz.
  • Situation in Bushire.
  • British Consulate at Bunder Abbas moved to Kerman.
  • Kerman branch of Imperial Bank of Persia reported to have been looted.
  • Russian operations on the Caucasian and Persian fronts.
  • Report of Vice Consul on the evacuation of Hamadan.
  • Prisoners at Bushire and Shiraz.
  • Intercepted letter from Wilhelm Wassmuss to Helmuth Listemann, regarding British prisoners at Bushire.
  • Events in the provinces.
  • Capture of Turkish Ambassador at Tehran by the Russians.

The volume’s principal correspondents are: Charles Marling, British Minister at Tehran; Esme Howard, British Ambassador to Sweden; Bertie of Thame, British Ambassador to Italy; Mohtashem-es-Sultaneh, Persian Commissioner on the Turco-Persian Frontier; Alfred Hamilton Grant, Foreign Secretary to the Government of India; 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. ; British Consuls at Yazd, Kerman (C T Ducat), Sistan and Kain (Francis Beville Pridaux), Batoum (P Stevens), Hamadan (N Patrick Cowan), Shiraz (William Frederick Trevors O'Connor) ; American Minister at Tehran; Arthur Hirtzel, 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. ; Edward Grey, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; Shaikh Hussein of Chahkutah; Imperial Bank of Persia.

There is a document in French, an ultimatum addressed to the British Consul at Shiraz by Le Comité National pour la protection de l'Indépendance Persane. There are newspaper extracts, from Jam-e Jam', Tazineh, Tiflisky Listok, and Hayat.

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1 volume (175 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 175; 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. The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the leading and ending flyleaves.

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