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File 1110/1916 Pt 2 'Persia: SITUATION Miscellaneous' [‎54r] (112/276)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (271 folios). It was created in 1916-1920. 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. 277 C., dated the 27th (received 28th) April 1916.
From—His Britannic Majesty’s Consul, Sistan,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
On about May 20th, the relieved Consular Guard from Meshed will reach
Sistan.
Please see my telegram 72 C., dated 10th March. May I call for
volunteers from Consular Guard to serve at least for one year with Sistan
Levies ? Need for such men is very urgent.
133
Telegram P., No. 276 C., dated the 27th (received 28th) April 1916.
From—His Britannic Majesty’s Consul, Sistan,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
Sistan Levies. I learnt yesterday that Quetta arsenal despatched 300
rifles on March 29th. What about saddlery ? Did Government of India issue
orders on my telegram 71 C., dated March 10th ? If so, letter perhaps was
raided.
134
Telegram R., No. 987, dated the 28th (received 29th) April 1916.
From—The 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 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. , Bushire,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla (repeated to Tehran and Basrah).
Your telegram 109 S.
Information received by Intelligence Officer and myself there are no
Germans now at Rigan or in Bam District at all.
One of Intelligence Officer’s men who has just returned to Bunder Abbas
having witnessed the fight at Baft in which party of five Germans and forty-
five riflemen were defeated by local authorities. Dive riflemen killed, one
German, five riflemen (including one Afghan) captured, and also all baggage
and one machine gun. Remainder fled (to?) Sirjan. Intelligence Officer
thinks that this is party referred to by Minister in his 258 P. as having passed
by Shahr Bebek. German captured at Baft is said still to be there.
135
Telegram R., No. 67 C., dated the 28th (received 29th) April 1916.
From— Lieutenant-Colonel Sib Percy Sykes, K.C.I.E., C.M.G., Bunder Abbas,
To The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
Your telegram (No.) 21 (of) 21st to the effect that Sardar Zafar is sending
through Bakhtiaris to meet me is most disquieting. They treated British re
fugees outrageously in their time of need, robbing all supplies laid out for
them. It would be very difficult to have friendly relations with them or
indeed allow them near column. Moreover they would rob country, prevent
my laying out supplies, make us most unpopular and prejudice results of
mission. Finally, there is fear of friction between them and the troops.
Trust that you will insist on dismissal of Sardar Z(afar) recall of sowars and
speedy departure of F(arman) F(arma) for Kerman.
Addressed to His Britannic Majesty’s Minister at Tehran.

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Content

The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, and notes, on miscellaneous topics relating to Persia, April to June 1916.

The file includes correspondence regarding the following issues:

  • The disposal of Germans and Swedes now interned at Tehran
  • The Russian advance from Kermanshah
  • The enrolment of Tabriz gendarmerie into a Cossack brigade
  • Movements of the Russian expeditionary force.

The file contains correspondence between: 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. ; HBM Minister, Tehran; the Viceroy; and the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, London.

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 (271 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

The subject 1110 (Persia) consists of three volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/590-592. The volumes are divided into three parts, with each part comprising one volume.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 273; 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.

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