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File 1110/1916 Pt 2 'Persia: SITUATION Miscellaneous' [‎57r] (118/276)

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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 R., No. 295, dated the 3rd (received 4th) May 1916.
From— His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran,
To — The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
My telegram No. 293.
7?r-Assistant Chief of Police and <?#-Commander of Gendarmerie have
also been executed and further arrests have been made.
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Shiraz Agent reports that Ghasanfar of Borasjun has, by direction of
Soulet, disarmed Gendarmes there.
Addressed Foreign Office; repeated to Bushire, Basrah and Sykes.
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No. 118 C., dated Bushire, the 24th April (received 2nd May) 1916 (Confidential).
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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 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 Foreign Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department.
Foreign sci
In continuation of my telegrams, Nos. 830 (820 ?) and 835, dated 8 th and
9 th April, respectively, I have
1. Letter from Commodore, No. 025, dated the 13th April 1916, ^p |0 honour to forward herewith
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troops lay in
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,0rW 2 Extract from letter of proceedings of H. M. S. “ Philomel”, a COpj of the marginally-noted
dated the nth April 1916 . letters giving more details}
3. Letter from the Deputy Resident to Commodore, No. 112 C., ,. 0 , ° . .
dated the 13 th April 1916 . regarding the assassination of
4. Letter from Mr. Vice-Consul Howson to Deputy Political Khan Bahadur Ao*ha Badr
Resident, No. 117, dated the 17th April 1916. , , o • J \ *
5. Letter from the Assistant Surgeon Johnstone to Ris Majesty’s tllC XYeSlClency Agent at
Vice-Consul, Lingah, dated the 16th April 1916 Lingah, and his two brothers
6. Letter from His Majesty s Vice-Consul, Lingah, to the Otticer > i i
Commanding, Maskat, No. 103, dated the 16th April 1916. and tile attack On the Sepoys
of the Vice-Consulate guard.
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2. The news of the outrage reached me about 11 p.m. on the 7th April
and I immediately communicated with the Commodore, 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. . He
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at once ordered H. M. S. “ Hardinge ”, the ship which happened to be nearest
to Lingih, to go there until relieved by H. M. S, “Philomel ” which was also
ordered to Lingah The next morning His Excellency Darya Begi was in
formed ; he was much upset by the news and wished to proceed at once to
the scene. Arrangements were, therefore, made to get the Persian gunboat
“ Persepolis” down from Mohammerah, and on her arrival on 12th His
Excellency left. In the meanwhile as it seemed likely that the mutineers
would try and return to Dashti Tangistan by sea, H. M. S. “ Clio ” proceeded
down the coast with an emissary from the Darya Begi to warn the local
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Khans and Shaikhs. No signs of the mutineers were, however, found, and
it seems probable that they separated and made their way in two parties
by inland routes. On receipt of the names of the mutineers it was
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found that three of them lived in Halila and Jabri villages on Bushire
Island. Their property was at once confiscated by the local Government.
The list also showed that only 14 tufangchis mutinied and not 40, as w r as
April 2tt ‘ i,;
erroneously reported in my telegrams : this number was based on the
supposition that all the tufangchis at Lingah had mutinied.
3. It is unnecessary for me to go into the details of the actual attack
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which is well described in Assistant Surgeon Johnstone’s report (Enclosure
No. 5). The mutiny and attack took place soon after noon on the 6th April
and apparently took the local authorities and the respectable part of the
townspeople completely by surprise. I think this surprise paralysed the
Deputy Governor of Lingah, who certainly displayed no activity in sending
in pursuit of the mutineers. The leaders of the tufangchis at Lingah
and a good number of them are Tangistanis, and so they are always
referred to as “ Tangistani Tufangchis”, but this is a misnomer, as they are
by no means all Tangistanis; in fact at least 8 out of 12 who fled from Lingah

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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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