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File 469/1917 Pt 1 'Persia: Bakhtiari affairs' [‎208v] (428/535)

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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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Munitions have been wired for urgently by tbe German Consul, ^ermam
They are being sent by the Germans at Ispahan packed m large bales of cotton
in lots of twenty thousand.
In ten days’ time Seiler will leave for Tabbas.
Telegram P., No. 239, dated (and received) the 5th November 1915.
From-LIETJTENANT-COLONEL C. T. Dtjcat, His Britannic Majesty’s Consul at
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi.
There is nothing to report to-day.
Telegram R., No. 307-R., dated (and received) the 5th November 1915.
From— The Hon’ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir P. Cox, K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E., Political
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. , . , ^ _
To-The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi. ,
Do you consider acquiescence of Bakhtiari ^^^pl a ?
tribesmen to participate would be s ne qua non to declaration of nar by Be
It seems to Grahame and me that this is case. #
Obiect of enquiring is to ascertain for our guidance whether (m view of
nossiShtv of war being declared before we can arrive at definite understanding
with Khans) it is worth while to consider now steps which it might be possible
to take in order to detach whole or part of Bakhtian after declaration.
Sent to Tehran, repeated to India.
Telegram R., No. 354<, dated (and receive!) the 5th November 1915-
From—His Britannic Majesty’s Minister, Tehran, ^ _
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi.
Your telegram 2675-B.
Following telegram has been sent yesterday by Samsam Sirdar Assad
to Sirdar (Muh) Tashim •—Begins. According to reports received it appears a
certain Agha Nurullah, an Arab, is intriguing to incite people of (Kahvaru •).
As this is calculated to foment disorders it is essential you should put a stop to
H effectively There should not be slightest disturbance or disorder in those
parts and you should report result by telegraph at once. Ends. •
Addressed Cox, who will kindly repeat to Ahwaz, repeated to India,
Mohammerah.
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Telegram, dated the 5th November 1915.
From— His Britannic Majesty’s Vice-Consul at Yezd, Yezd,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi.
m 4 - October Party arrived at Yezd during the night (of) November 4th
now fncluding^German officers, 20 Austro-Hungarian, 7 Persian subjects,

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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.

Extent and format
1 volume (260 folios)
Arrangement

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.

Physical characteristics

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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