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File 1110/1916 Pt 2 'Persia: SITUATION Miscellaneous' [‎68r] (140/276)

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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. 1771, dated the 17th (received 19th) April 1916.
From—The Hon’ble 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. , Basrah,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, .Simla.
Gough has arrived here for Kermanshah. Wali is sitting on the fence as
question of Kut is still hanging in the balance. It seems better that Gough,
instead of waiting until it is feasible to go through Pusht-i-Kuh with an escort
from Wali, should now go with Grahame to Ispahan and proceed thence to
Kermanshah. As regards escort at Kermanshah, I am of opinion, after
discussing question with Gough, that he should have not less than 25 men in
peculiar topographical conditions of Kermanshah Consulate. Indian Cavalry
must have poor reputation on Kermanshah side in view of the behaviour of
last Kermanshah escort ; and having regard to unsatisfactory bahaviour of
certain Cavalry Regiments with this force, I suggest that question of providing
British regulars or Yeomanry escort for Gough should be considered. If all
goes well on Tigris, it should be feasible for them to proceed via Kut and
JVlondali a little later on. Gough could hardly reach Kermanshah before June
1st.
Above is submitted for consideration of His Majesty’s Minister and
Government of India, and Army Commander who is also requested to say
whether escort finally decided upon must come from India or can be supplied
from Borce “ I) ”.
Addressed Minister; repeated Army Commander.
79
Telegram P., No. C. 31, dated (and received) the 19th April 1916.
From— Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Percy Sykbs, K.C.I.E., C.M.G., Bunder Abbas,
Po qhe Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
It is imnortant that Russian Consul, who is considered to be quarielsome
and tactless, should not return to Kerman before British Consul. He is most
anxious to’start as soon as possible and is enquiring about our dates. If
Cox approves, matter could perhaps be arranged by appointment of Howson to
Kerman. He is liked by Persians, understands the complicated situation and
is on the spot. With the sanction of the Chief of the General Staff and. Cox,
Withers could act for Howson. Por political reasons it is most undesirable
that the Russian Consul should accompany Mission which, owing to its size,
must, moreover, move in two parties.
Best plan would be for Russian Minister to instruct Russian Consul to
start fortnight after Mission. It might perhaps be pointed out by Minister
at Tehran that Mission moves slowly but that if Russian Consul passed it there
might be risk of robbers.
Addressed Poreign ; repeated Sir P. Cox, Bushire, and Marling.
80
Telegram P., No. 50 C., dated the 19th (received 20th) April 1916.
From— Lifutenant-Colonel Sir Percy Sykes, K.C.I.E., C.M.G.. Bunder Abbas,

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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.

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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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