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File 1110/1916 Pt 2 'Persia: SITUATION Miscellaneous' [‎80v] (165/276)

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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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No. 1406 D., dated Delhi, the 29th March 1916 (Confidential).
From—The Deputy Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and
Political Department,
To—E. H. Howell, Esq., C/o the Secretary to the Government of Bombay, Political
Department, Bombay. : ^icr'
I am directed to inform you that you have been selected for employment
under Sir P. Sykes, who has been deputed to Persia in connection with the
organisation of a military police force.
2. While so employed you will draw your pay in the Political Depart
ment plus a remunerative allowance of Rs. 300 a month in addition to
travelling allowance at the rates admissible to Political Officers in the Persian
3. You should proceed with all expedition to Bunder Abbas and there
report yourself to Sir P. Sykes for further instructions.
No. 1410 D., dated Delhi, the 29th March 1916 (Confidential).
From—The Deputy Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Pnli
tical Department, ® iruu '
To—His Britannic Majesty's Consul for Sistan and Kain.
With reference to the correspondence ending with teleerara fmm th„
Government of India in the Foreign and Political Departmenf No 38fi I)
dated the 28th February 1916 I am directed to infer,/ you 2t the serves
of Captain A. D. Wise, 27th Light Infantry, and Captain H. Blackwell 106th
Hazara Pioneers, have been placed at your disposal for employment with the
Baluch and Hazara Levy Corps, respectively. ^ ^ w tpe
2. The Government of India sanction these officers drawing, while so
employed, the pay of their rank plus B,s. 300 staff pay. 80
Telegram P., No. 26 C., dated (and received) the Slst March 1916.
From-LiEBTKNANT-CoLONLL Sie Psbct Sykbs, K.C.I.E., C.M.G Bunder Abba
To-The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and’p n Hti„.l n ’
ment, Simla (repeated to Tehran, Bushire, Sistau and Basrah). DePai
I have recruited, since I arrived at Bunder Abbas on the 16th March if
men who have been medically passed. They are encamped at Naihand
learning their drill satisfactorily. Although affected by P events elSe/ tt
prospect of further recruiting is good. Unless a change takes place in tl
political situation, I propose spending the summer at Bunder Abbas as th
is no hill station in the vicinity. On account of the heat, some recrufts fro
the interior may claim to leave. bruits iro]
osth u S U i8 i : m T P°f ib t le t0 suard Government stores without a company of th
94th Russell s Infantry, apart from the uncertaintv of the .
I would deprecate its removal at present. b ca ^ 8ituat101
No. 1142—2 (M. S. 2), dated Delhi, the 15th March 1916,
From-The Military Secretary to His Excellency the Commander-in-Cbief
To-The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart-
The services of the officers marginally named are placed at the disposal
Captain A p., 27 th Light Cavalry. of tbe Government of India for emnlov
ment with the Baluch Levy Corps and
the Hazara Levy Corps, respectively.
Captain H. Blackwell, 106th Hazara i'ioneers.

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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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