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File 3516/1914 Pt 18 'German War: Persia; general situation - 1916' [‎43r] (94/368)

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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. !j73-F., dated the 27th (received 28th) December 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi.
(Addressed London Foreign Office, repeated to Petrograd.)
Please see your telegram No. 461.
To prove any direct connection between Turkish Ambassador and placards
would be impossible although they no doubt were production of Embassy’s
friends. The Turkish Ambassador is trying to sound us as to his departure
through Spanish Representative. We propose to inform the latter that the
Ambassador should apply to Persian Government (when he ?). When the
latter enquires whether Russian Government will allow Ambassador to return
through Russia to Turkey they might be informed that the Turkish Ambassa
dor must (?) first procure the release of the captives at Ahram.
Endeavours are also being made by the Turkish Ambassador by indirect
means to obtain permission in the meantime of the military authorities for his
wife and child to return to Tehran. They are now at Ispahan.
269
Telegram P., No. 186-D. S., dated the 28th December 1915.
From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi,
To—The Secretary to the Government of Bombay, Political Department.
Please refer to telegram No. 3038-B., of 22nd instant from Sir Percy f
Cox. It has been decided that the letter to Listemann from Wassmuss which
was sent to you with letter No. C.-'t39, dated the 13th instant, from Bushire
should not be delivered. With the permission of the Governor in Council <
will you kindly send the letter to me ?
270
Telegram P., No. 187-D. S«, dated the 28th December 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.
Please refer to telegram No. 3098-B., dated 23rd instant, from Sir P.
Cox. Sir P. Cox’s views are accepted by the Government of India. Please take
action accordingly and inform Minister. Letter to Listemann from Wass
muss will not be delivered to former but will be held up here. „
Repeated Sir P. Cox, Basrah, and addressed to Major Trevor, Bushire.
272
Telegram R., No. 770-C., dated (and received) the 28th December 1915.
From— Major A. P. 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 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
Department, Delhi.
Eollowing from His Majesty’s Representative, Tehran, telegram No. 402 :—
Begins. Your telegram No. 767-C.
Minister of the Interior hopes that you will assist Kawam as proposed.
Can you also assist him with money if he requires it to pay his forces.
Minister of the Interior hears that Soulet is working with Kawam.
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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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