File 3516/1914 Pt 7 'German War: Persia' [116v] (237/519)
The record is made up of 1 volume (257 folios). It was created in 20 Mar 1915-3 Dec 1915. 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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Third heqins. Latest news from Kazerun is that Wassrmi«s accom-
nanied by Persian gendarmerie officer returned to Kazerun last night and leit
for Shiraz at midnight. No fighting has taken place at Kamari], but gendar-
merie threaten Kalantar who, however, has refused to quit He is prepared
to resist any attempt to turn him out by force Ah Kuli Khan has armed
at Kazerun from Borasjun and is inciting ISur Muhammad Khan of Dahki to
inarch on Kamarij with tufangchis. Missionary party is safe. It seems that
Swedish officers and Governor-General have entirely disregarded orders of
Persian Government regarding Kamarip 1 venture to suggest that orders
should be repeated and gendarmerie expedition recalled immediately. Ands.
Telegram P., dated the 4th (received 5th) May 1915.
From —His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
Urgent. Please refer to my telegram, No. 169.
There is no improvement in the situation here. The Mejlis which in order
to escape from Saad-ed-Howleh accepted Ain-ed-Dowleh joytuliy is acting iu
a hostile manner. The masses of the people are discontented and angry with
the Cabinet—their hatred for the Russians is being actively worked up by
German (Agents ?). They are being taught that Russia and England have
forced the Cabinet on them. German Minister has introduced a considerable
quantity of arms and is trying to enlist men by bribery. Legislation passed
to relieve Imperial Bank of Persia has had little effect to reassure public and
its notes are now thoroughly discredited and only accepted at considerable
discount by speculators. Runs have been started (on) the (head office ?) of
the Bank and its Provincial branches.
In order to put a stop on the German intrigues we are urging the Persian
Government to take active measures. Unless the Government can count upon
material support, it is pretty evident (that) it will not be able to deal with the
situation and I am glad to learn from the Russian Minister that orders have
been sent to Tiflis to send two brigades to Enzeli. French Minister and I
agree that the troops are urgently needed and the Russian Minister is
telegraphing to his Government to hasten their despatch.
Addressed to Foreign Office, London, Basrah, Petrograd and India.
Telegram, No. 1046 B., dated (and received) the 6th May 1915.
From— The Hon'ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Percy Cox, K.C.I.E., C.S.I.,
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. , Basrah,
-The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
My telegram, 10il B.
Following from Bushire, No. 414 : —
Reports from Kazerun seem to support those from Borasjun and to
confirm view that Wassmuss has been trying to get Kashkuli Khans to join
expedition against Haidar Khan and that gendarmerie after reducing Kamarij
will probably assist. Venture, therefore, to support His Majesty’s Consul,
Shiraz, in urging that renewed and urgent orders should be sent for immediate
recall of expedition.
Addressed Tehran; repeated Shiraz and Basrah. Ends.
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The volume concerns the Persian Gendarmerie in southern Persia (Fars), and the pro-German feelings of the Swedish officers who were part of it.
The volume covers:
- Accusations against Swedish officers employed by the Persian Gendarmerie in Fars, suggesting that they have been abandoning their neutrality to support German interests.
- Anti British attitude of Swedish officers; request for their withdrawal.
- Consignment of arms and ammunitions at Bushire, for the use of the Persian Gendarmerie.
- List of Swedish officers in service for the Persian Gendarmerie.
- Alleged intrigues by Major Previtz and other Swedish officers.
- Conditions offered to the Swedish officers of the Gendarmerie for their withdrawal from Fars.
- Proposed subvention for the Gendarmerie.
- Situation at Tehran.
The volume’s principal correspondents are: Charles Hardinge, Viceroy 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. ; Walter Beaupre Townley and Charles Marling, British Ministers at Tehran; the Swedish Legation in London; Edward Grey, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; Esme Howard, British Consul at Stockholm; Eyre Alexander Barby Wichart Crowe and Maurice de Bunsen, Foreign Office; Thomas William Holderness and 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. ; William Frederick Travers O'Connor, British Consul at Shiraz; George Buchanan, British Ambassador in Russia.
The volume contains some letters in French, from the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and from Gustav Edwall and Gustav Hjalmar Previtz, Persian Gendarmerie.
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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 inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 259; 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. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.
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