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File 469/1917 Pt 1 'Persia: Bakhtiari affairs' [‎210v] (432/535)

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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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Telegram P., No. 214, dated tlie 7th (received 8th) November 19lb.
From— Lieutenant-Colonel C. T. Ducat, His Britannic Majesty’s Consul at
Kerman,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi.
There is nothing to report to-day.
20
Telegram P., No. 23»F., dated the 7th (received 8th) November 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Consul for Sistan and Kain,
To— The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi.
It is reported by our spies at (Deh ?) aneh Baghi that in a few days Ger
mans are leaving Kerman for Sistan with a large number of Bakhtiari Sowars:
they also report that Bakhtiari garrison at Bam with their leader Abdul Karim
have disappeared into the hills. This is possibly only intelligent anticipa
tion of events. It is also stated by them that from the neighbourhood of
Minab, Gwadur, Bandar Abbas, another German force is coming.
21
Telegram P., No. 439-F., dated (and received) the 8th November 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi.
Clear the Line. Last night Russian troops started from Kasvin. This
morning on receiving new r s Shah at once said he would leave Tehran and was
dissuaded from doing so by Minister for Foreign Affairs with some difficulty.
This afternoon Russian Minister is to see His Majesty.
Addressed to India ; repeated to Foreign Office, London, and Petrograd.
22
Telegram P., dated (and received) the 8th 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.
An Austrian doctor accompanied by fourteen soldiers and two officers
went to the Church Mission Society Hospital at Yezd and said they wanted
certain medicines and that they had been robbed in Tabbas by Russians. They
then took what they wanted. Acting Governor closed the Imperial Bank of
Persia at Yezd to-day* on the ground that Germans were about with the inten
tion of stirring up disorder.
Addressed to Foreign Office, London, repeated to Sir P. Cox and India.

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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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