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File 1110/1916 Pt 2 'Persia: SITUATION Miscellaneous' [‎73v] (151/276)

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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, No. 966, dated the 26th (received 27th) April 1916.
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, Bushire,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in tlie Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
My telegram, dated 25th April, 965, has been repeated to Sykes.
• 121
Telegram P., No. 268 C., dated the 26th (received 27th) 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 (repeated to Baluchistan).
Baluchistan telegram of April 24th, and your telegram, 107 S., of the
26th April, If I were in touen with .Dyer, I would certainly have referred
to him, but all I have received from him since April 4th is one belated
en ctair and one undecypherable message. Two recent telegrams from Kerman
seem to show that all may not be well there, as Governor urges Sykes to come
quickly and ^-Governor refuses to leave.
There might certainly be risk for small party in these circumstances.
There is really no cause for anxiety in Sistan and Kain. Levies are
perfectly contented.
Even Baluch raiders, I am told, are addicted to firing in the air. Dehaneh
Baghi is now in telegraphic communication with Bam and Kerman so I hope
-to get early news through Eahreh about Kigan.
122
No. 647, dated Karachi, the 14th (received 22nd) April 1916.
From—The Director, 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. Section, Indo-European Telegraph Department,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment.
I have the honour to forward, for your information, a copy of a Beport on
the Evacuation of Kerman, submitted by Mr. J. W. Tanner, Superintendent in
this Department.
Enclosure.
Report on the Evacuation of Kerman Station submitted by
Superintendent J. W. Tanner.
Preliminary.
To understand clearly the events which lead up to the evacuation of
Kerman, or, to be more correct, the expulsion of the British and .Russian
colonies from Kerman, it is necessary to understand something about the
principal persons concerned.
(1) The Governor-General of Kerman provinces, Sardar Zaffar, a Bakhtiari.
He was sent to Keiman, 1 understand, by request of the British Minister,
Tehran, and was supposed to be strongly pro-British.
Beyond giving us guards for the Telegraph and Bank buildings and for
the personal protection of the Manager, imperial Bank of Persia, and myself
during the last lew days in Kerman, and providing us with an escort to the
coast, he did absolutely nothing for us or for the British cause. He was
exceedingly prolific in promises out never translated his words into actions. I
think everyone in Kerman, except perhaps the British Consul, was convinced
that the Governor-General was taking money from both sides. A neutral

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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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