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File 3516/1914 Pt 7 'German War: Persia' [‎120r] (244/519)

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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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Borasjun of present hostile Khan and put in relative and (? nominee) Khan of
overt Khano y ^ aLT an 7 ma^U
K.nan ot (Angeli ?) who has Haidar Khan’s supnort We shnnl*)
agree to keep Khans of Kudhilleh and Hayat Baud in eToyment of the^
existing privileges as regards taxation. With common inteSthL secured
and their friendship consolidated, I believe Khans would be able to hold out
against hostile confederation, but we should be required to give them probably
ms and some ammunition and I am strongly of opinion that wo
imminent ar t0 P ° rt ° f Bandar R '' S in of attack being
despatching^to 11 R»n^r R^ 1 * 13 satisfactor y. Sheikh of Mohammerah by
miSt alletotlt HawirE ni0nate Which he haS n ° W mobilised
above Socc^oVaS . 116 ^ aUth ° rUy t0 aCt ° n the —tioned
19
Telegram, No. 1087 B., dated the 11th (received 12th) May 1915.
From—The Hon^lk Lieutbnant-Colonbl Sir Percy Cox K.C.I.E CST
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,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Denart-
ment, Simla. r
My telegram, dated 9th May, 1067 B.
Following received from Shiraz :—
Begins. Wassmuss returned to Shiraz yesterday, 9 th Mav, after visit to
ooulet. During his stay with Soulet latter was visited also by Aangman and
Carstroem. finds.
20
Telegram R., No. 1093 B., dated (and received) the 11th May 1915.
From—The Hon'ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Percy Cox K.C.I.E
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 Perisan Gulf, Basrah, *
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
ment, Simla.
C.S.I.,
Depart-
My telegram, No. 1072 B.
Following from Shiraz, 129 :—
Begins. My telegram, No. 125.
Kawam has received a telegram from Prime Minister reiterating instruc
tions ot Persian Government regarding preservation of neutrality and desiring
Kawam to maintain order among his tribesmen and in districts subiect to his
control. J ?
It is, however, very desirable that Persian Government should also instruct
Kawam to assist m maintaining order in town of Shiraz. Governor-General
has no force wherewith to do so, and gendarmerie are quite untrustworthy
Uponreceiptof such instructions Kawam will assemble here sufficient force
to render outbreak impossible.
Russian Consular Agent has already telegraphed his Minister to this
effect and French Consular Agent requests me to ask Your Excellency to
make similar suggestion to French Minister on his behalf.
Meanwhile Kawam at my request is collecting force of about 1,000 men |
ready for emergencies in and near Shiraz.
Addressed Tehran; repeated Basrah, Bus hire.

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Content

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.

Extent and format
1 volume (257 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 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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English and French in Latin script
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