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File 469/1917 Pt 1 'Persia: Bakhtiari affairs' [‎211v] (434/535)

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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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absolutely guaranteed by Swedish Government.
our safety would be
had saicUcf Pefrogvad. 1)10miSed to rei)0rt > what Minister for Foreign Affairs
Sent Petrograd; addressed to Foreign Office.
Telegram P., No. 442-F.,, dated (and received) the 9th November 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran,
T °~ The ®e C n 7. tarj t0 tb ° Goire ™ m ™t of India in the Foreign and Political Depnrt-
Continuation of my telegram immediately preceding.
I then pressed Minister for Foreign Affairs to tell us terms on which
^oZJrZZ^nT Wimn£? tO -? d0t,t i >eneT0 lent neutrality towards the
P e s ' Aiter dilating on necessny for) conciliating public opinion His
Excellency produced them as follows a 1 I I0Tl 1118
(1) T Urely Eu f ian < J uesticm that « strict observance of
Consffis ” Turcomanshai and collection of revenue(s) by Russian
(2) Request for arms, etc., to form Persian Army.
(3) Revision of tariff.
(4) If other neutral countries are allowed to send delegates, Persia to be
represented at peace conference.
(5) Undertaking (to) withdraw Russian troops from all parts of Persia
to be discussed at a later date in a friendly spirit. *
(6) Cancellation of recognition by Persia of 1907 Convention as well
(as) ot other undertakings obtained by ultimatum in 1911.
I said consideration of public opinion could hardly have inspired inser-
tion points (3) and (4). During the six months I had been in Persia neither point
had been even mentioned by Minister or in press and as for number 4 it looked
as if it was of German origin. I feared that in London list would not make
a favourable impression Russian Minister concurred. He said as regards
(1) that although he had repeatedly expressed his readiness to discuss these
points, and he was equally prepared to do so still, Persian Government four
months ago had not cared to discuss questions involved. As to (5) conversations
had taken place between Persian Government and his predecessor and could
be renewed.
We agreed to inform our Governments of Persian Government’s proposals
and recommend sympathetic consideration.
( ? ) Sent to Petrograd and India; addressed to Foreign Office.
Telegram R., No. 68, dated (and received) the 9th November 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Consul at Shiraz, Shiraz,
To The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi. ^
Your telegram 4-D. S. Individual in question has been actively assisting
in German campaign but I have no information regardingany special scheme.
I could have him disposed of without much difficulty but present moment is
not suitable. I will take necessary steps whenever suitable opportunity occurs.
Addressed Foreign; repeated Tehran and Bushire.

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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)

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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