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File 1110/1916 Pt 2 'Persia: SITUATION Miscellaneous' [‎71v] (147/276)

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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. C. 58, dated the 24th (received 25th) April 1916.
From— Lieutenant-Colonel Sir 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 (repeated to Tehran and Sistan).
My escort is, I consider, sufficient for dealing with any Germans left in
province. Would suggest meeting Sistan troops at Bam early autumn for
demonstration if then desired, as desert from Sistan to Bam almost impassable
in summer.
This is with reference to Minister's telegram, 50 E., April 21st.
105
(Received with Army Department memorandum No. H. 3149, dated the 22nd April 1916.)
Telegram P., No. 500, dated the 15th April 1916.
From—The General Officer Commanding, Sistan,
To—The Chief of the General Staff, Simla.
On April 13th near Sangun had a small action with Jahind Khan, in which
Jahind’s son and 4 other Sarhaddis of note w T ere killed. Enemy had a total of
7 killed, but do not know how many were wounded. I am at Nokabad trying
to locate Jahind’s whereabouts and destroying his corps.
Addressed Chief, General Staff, Simla ; repeated General Staff, Quetta.
106
(Received with Army Department memorandum No. H. 3149, dated the 22nd April 1916.)
Telegram P., No. S. 556, dated the 20th April 1916.
From—The Officer Commanding, Robat,
To—The Chief of the General Staff, Simla.
On April 19th one troop of cavalry reached Girdi. Major Heron, Vice-
Consul at Dehaneh Baghi, has forwarded a message, just received, which
indicates untrustworthiness among the Consul’s Sistani Levies who may act
treacherously. I propose to disarm all levies at Hehaneh w r ho are reported
to be untrustworthy.
Weather is clear with a high wind blowing.
Addressed Chief, General Staff; repeated General Staff, Quetta.
107
Telegram P., No. C. 61, dated (and received) the 25th April 1916.
From— Lieutenant-Colonel Sir 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 (repeated to Tehran and Sistan).
Proposals made in Prideaux’s telegram 38 (39 ?) E.^ April 23rd, seems good
provided Minister approves and can have necessary instructions for reception
sent to Khabis.
I could probably reach Kerman beginning June if you would approve of
my starting a few days ahead of infantry with cavalry. Difficulty connected
with forage will in any ease impose longer stages than infantry on cavalry.
108
Telegram P., No. 965, dated the 25th (received 26th) 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. ,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla (repeated to Tehran and Basrah).
Please refer to your telegram, 94 S* of the 23rd April. It would be
extremely difficult to send guns to Kawam by any route to catch him before

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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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