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File 1110/1916 Pt 2 'Persia: SITUATION Miscellaneous' [‎72r] (148/276)

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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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he reaches Shiraz ; be probably will not require them after that, so perhaps it
would be better to wait and see if he asks again when he gets to Shiraz.
He captured two from the gendarmes recently, vide Minister’s telegram,
261 i\, April 22nd.
Telegram R., No. 263 F., dated the 24)th (received 26th) April 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. 258.
Germans, who were beseiged at Arsenjan, have been captured and taken to
Shiraz. They are described as German Consul for Kerman (possibly Zugmayer),
four German officers and fourteen Austrian soldiers.
Party originally came from Kerman and experienced great difficulties
on road having been continually attacked and robbed.
Nearly £1,600 in gold, mostly English, and tomans 800 in silver was taken
from them by gendarmerie officer in charge, Shiraz.
Six hundred of Soulet’s men are near Shiraz.
According to some reports, situation in town is still somewhat uncertain.
Three other Germans are said to have been captured since, but I have no
details. I have received a report, as yet unconfirmed, of death of Kawam from
a fall from his horse.
Addressed to Foreign Office; repeated Bushire, Basrah and Sykes.
Telegram R., No. 52, dated the 25th (received 26tb) April 1916.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran.
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
I have repeated to Foreign Office substance of Sistan ^ telegram
No. 38 F., adding that German Consul, mentioned in my telegram No. 263, is
presumably not Zugmayer but may be Kardott or AVustrow.
Telegram R., No. 267 F., dated the 25th (received 26th) April. 1916.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran,
ip 0 The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
My telegram, No. 263.
At my suggestion Nasrud Dowleh has been appointed to sueoeed to his
father’s position in all respects. He is 25 years old but is said to be intelligent
and on very friendly terms with Soulet.
Question of appointment of Governor of Fars, however, becomes pressing,
and I will submit views as soon as possible.
Addressed to Foreign Office ; repeated Bushire, Basrah and Sykes.
Telegram R., No. 270 F., dated the 25th (received 26th) April 1916.
From— His Britannic Majesty’s Minister, Tehran,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depa
ment, Simla.
My telegram, No. 263. . , . ,
Shiraz renorts that German Bohnstorff and five Austrians have been cap ur-
ed and'brou^ht (?) toShlraz. Party had apparently come from Kerman and
had been stripped of everything on the way.

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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)

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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