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File 469/1917 Pt 1 'Persia: Bakhtiari affairs' [‎160v] (330/535)

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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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The Khans also reiterated their protest against Amir Mufakham’s action
communicated to you m my telegram 2381 and begged me to move you to
take up the matter strongly with Central Government and Sardar Jang and
get peremptory orders sent to Mufakham to desist. In view of the assurances
given me by the two Khans that they will act solidly and loyally together in
our interests I think we should do our best to pupport them in this matter
and get Mufakham suppressed.
I should be grateful for an early telegram before Khans leave Ahwaz
intimating, if possible, your general readiness to afford support in the direc-
tions above indicated.
Addressed Tehran ; repeated Grahame.
Enclosure No. 3.
Telegram, No. 2477, dated the 26th May 1916.
From The Hon ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sib Percy Cox K.CSI KCTF
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—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran.
Your telegram 166 of May 20th.
Q , was not possible during meeting with Khans to avoid discussion of
Shushter-Dizful affairs. It was also necessary in our military interests to
clear position and arrive at some definite working understanding with therm
Having regard therefore to views expressed in your telegram above quoted
action was taken on tbe following lines. ^
o I took a writing from the Khans in which they undertake to recognise
authonty of Deputy Governor at Dizful and Shushter appointed by the Central
Government and disclaim any title or aspiration on their own part to
hll those posts except it he in circumstances where such a course had our
approval. At the same time as between themselves and us they remind me
that they have tor years supplied a detachment of sowars for the maintenance
of cider and support of Government’s authority ; their salaries being paid by
Finance Department from local revenues. They ask us to recognise this posi-
tion and give them our good offices to effect regular disbursement of sowars’
pay they m turn undertake that their sowars shall co-operate in every wav
t™!*! and , ln ‘ er ? 8 ts .o f -British in Arabistan, that the Chief of the
. : - kh. au.uucuiuiAtjrau anu cuere
is nothing in it objectionable to him.
In acknowledging receipt of document I stated that their statement of the
position seemed to me a fair one and that I was very glad to have arrived at a
working understanding with them. “
, H i 11 }" putting a limit on their pretensions the document recognises their
lie facto interests and as a working arrangement between Khans and British
authorities in Arabistan, I trust it will seem unobjectionable from your point
of view. It need not preclude establishment of military police later on if
other circumstances permit. J ^ ’ 1
Addressed Minister; repeated Grabame.
Enclosure No. 4.
Telegram, No. 2478, dated the 26th May 1916.
From— The Hon'ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Percy Cox, K.C.S I KCIE
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—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran.
My immediately preceding telegram.
As regards Deputy Governorship of Dizful and Shushter.

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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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