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File 469/1917 Pt 1 'Persia: Bakhtiari affairs' [‎157v] (324/535)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (260 folios). It was created in 10 May 1915-9 Jul 1920. It was written in English. 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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(Received with Army Department memorandum No. H. 4897, dated the 9th June 1916.)
Telegram P., No. I.-G. 2967, dated the 6th June 1916.
From—The General Officer Commanding, Force “ D ”, Basrah,
To—The Chief of the General Staff, Simla.
Intelligence. The following is for Baratoff.
The Wali of Pusht-i^Kuh has received the following message from the
Persian Prime Minister : — Begins. May 21st. Yon are doubtless aware that
the relations existing between the Government of Persia and those of Great
Britain and Bussia are of an entirely friendly nature.
I would therefore strongly point out to Your Excellency the need of
further consolidating and strengthening the excellent relations, which have
existed between these two powers and the Persian Government for a consider
able time.
The excellent and loyal services which you have always rendered have
shown your appreciation of this point.
Wherever British troops may now pass you should give all requisite help
and co-operation in the way of preventing their being in any way interfered
with by local rebels and others.
You may in this way gain still further approval for yourself from the
Government.
We have asked the Persian Government to instruct the Wali to extend
the same co-operation and help to the Itussian troops.
Addressed Director, Military Intelligence, London; repeated Chief of the
General Staff, Simla.
46
Telegram P., No. 78, dated the 11th (received 12th) June 1916.
From—His Britannic Majesty’s Minister at Tehran,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla (repeated to Basrah, Bushire, 189).
Your telegram 259 S. of June 6th. Arrest of suspicious Indians.
Persian Government are quite ready to have them arrested, but ask where they
are believed to be.
The Northern and Central Consuls have been instructed by me to report
presence of such Indians in their districts. Steps to arrest them will then be
taken.
47
Telegram, No. 77, dated the 10th June 1916.
From—His Britannic Majesty’s Minister at Tehran,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
Clear the line. My telegram of 7th June, No. 74. Sykes reached
Jvanat Mir, 7th June, and hopes arrive Kerman, 12th June.
48
Telegram P., No. 380 F., dated the 11th (received 12th) June 1916.
From—His Britannic Majesty’s Minister at Tehran,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
Government of India’s telegram 269 S. to Secretary of State for India
seems to be based on misconception of state of affairs in Kerman and Shiraz.

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The file contains papers, mainly correspondence and 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. minute papers, mostly relating to the situation in the Bakhtiari [Baḵtīārī] territory in Persia [Iran], during the First World War. It includes papers concerning British negotiations with the Bakhtiari khans, and the agreement of February 1917 signed by Charles Murray Marling, HM Minister to Iran, and the principal Bakhtiari khans.

The file also includes papers which relate to relations between the Bakhtiaris and the Russians in Persia, and the payment of £2,500 made to the Bakhtiari khans in December 1915 by Dr Young of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, in connection with the agreement concluded by Young with the Bakhtiari Sardars.

The main correspondents include: the 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. ; the Foreign Office; the Chief Political Officer, Basra (Sir Percy Zachariah Cox); the Government of India Foreign and Political Department; HM Minister, Tehran; HM Consul, Kerman; HM Consul, Sistan and Kain; and the 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. .

The file includes a divider which gives the subject number, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 volume (260 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

The subject 469 (Persia: Bakhtiari affairs) consists of two volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/652-653. The volumes are divided into two parts, with each part comprising one 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 260; 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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