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File 3516/1914 Pt 7 'German War: Persia' [‎120v] (245/519)

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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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T i r. m R No 1095 B., dated the 11th (received 12th) May 1915.
T TJ no^L^-Co,o, R , Si* Percy Cox, K.C.I.E., C.S.I.,
F T Political Reeident 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, Simla.
Following from Hamadan, dated 10th May
Begins. My-telegram. No. 1 twenty thousand has entered
It is reported yef 1 Numbers are probably exaggerated
fndZ" ^kely °to be mainly Mhors. Turks are censoring the post of
Kermanshah.
Addressed Tehran ; repeated to Cox.
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TelegramP.,No.S. 486, dated the 13th May 1915.
Prom-The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Simla, TrnTTt'PST Political
“ Snt i^r ^"Ba"^ Tehran eirc).
Bushire situation. Please refer to your telegram. No. 1062 B„ dated the
sa, instant. Comraander-in-Chief has been requested to
a,-rang ifpoSeffor despatch to Bnshire of a war-sbip. To-day remaining
wing of the 96th Infantry sails for Bnshtre from Bombay.
' We cannot conveniently spare mountain guns and it is thought that fact
Of guns being landed might-be F used by Persian Government as pretext to
precipitate rupture.
23
Telegram P., No. 1084 B., dated (and received) the 12th May 1915.
From The Hon'ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Percy Cox, K.C.I.E., C.S. oi
tical 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 Depart
ment, Simla (repeated to Tehran, Bushire and Secretary of State).
Please refer to Tehran telegram, No. 161, dated 8 th May. Question of
Mekran. . ,,
I think we should, in the event of the declaration of war, issue a suitable
proclamation to Khans which should follow the lines of assurances which have
been given by us to Arab population of Mesopotamia.
We might offer, in consideration of their suppressing fanaticism and
maintaining order in their territories and security of telegraph ImeMomakc
Mir Barkat Governor of tract from eastern boundary of Jask district
Min ah. As regards Sirdar Saiyid Khan, we might agree to appoint Mm
Governor of Baluchis, with a suitable subsidy and subject to acceptance ot a
British Agent. We might offer pecuniary rewards for co-operation in main
tenance of security and order to other less important but friend y an ^
When we open negotiations, other possible inducements may suggest tnem-
seives.
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Telegram P., No. 1085 B., dated the 12th (received 13th) May 1915.
V From — The Hon’bf.e Likutknant-Colonrl Sir Prrcy Cox, K.C.I E., C.S.L,
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 depart
ment, Simla (repeated to His Majesty's Secretary of State tor inm ,
Tehran and Bushire).
Urgent. Piease refer to Minister’s telegram to Foreign Office, No. 161.

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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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1 volume (257 folios)
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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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