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File 469/1917 Pt 1 'Persia: Bakhtiari affairs' [‎215r] (441/535)

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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. 702-C., dated (and received) the 13th November 1915.
From— Major A. P. Trevor, C.I.E., Deputy 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, Bushire,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi.
Please refer to Tehran telegram 4bl. Darya Beg after messages referred to
in my last telegram sent over letters just received from the Khan of Borasjun
and Sheikh Jafar for my perusal. Giving the same news substantially as
in your above-mentioned telegram, except that they say all over Persia British
subjects have been arrested. Sheikh Jafar strongly advised Darya Beg to clear
out forthwith or take the consequence (in this connection please see my tele
gram of the 10th November, 699). I called on His Excellency and had a talk
with him on the subject. He said he] did not believe the story. He seemed
considerably exercised about the matter nevertheless. I told him similar reports
have reached Tehran but that Persian Government had denied their truth.
Also that similar stories had got about before, which had proved false on
enquiry. His Excellency seemed re-assured somewhat and said he would
be guided by my (advice ?) and await more definite news ; I think he will
do so.
Sent to Foreign, Basrah, addressed to Tehran.
50
Telegram P., No. 454-F., dated the 13th (received Hth) 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.
(Addressed Foreign Office, sent to India and Petrograd.)
Enemy representatives are insisting that they will demand their passports
unless Persian Government obtains return of Russian troops to Kasvin.
Russian Minister and I have asked for audience to-morrow with Shah. German
Minister is dejected. Persian Minister for Foreign Affairs is extremely cordial
to us and our Persian friends express great confidence.
54
Telegram P., No. 11-F., dated the 8th (received 15th) November 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty’s Consul-General, Meshed, Robat,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Politfcal Depart
ment, Delhi.
(Addressed Foreign Office, London.)
Reference is invited to my telegram 9-F. of the 4th lastant. The arrival
of another Austrian was intimated to me yesterday and Captain Thorburn with
some Sowars went out and brought him in. He has been made over to the
Russian Consul-General.
He is a Czech and a private Landwehr but intelligent and educated and
useful information may be got out of him.
56
Telegram P., No. 258, dated (and received) the 14th November 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty’s Consul, Kerman,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi.
There is nothing to report to-day.

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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)
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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