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File 1110/1916 Pt 3 'German War: Persia' [‎67r] (138/354)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (173 folios). It was created in 1916. 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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Ko. 221 C., dated Busliire, the 2bth JunelreTerverttli July) 1916 (Confidential).
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 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.
«p 0 The Foreign Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
In continuation of my letter No. 118 0., dated 24th April 1916,1 have the
honour to submit, for the information of the Government of India, the follow
ing further information regarding the murder of Khan Bahadur Agha Badr
and his brothers.
As stated in the abovementioned letter His Excellency the Darya Begi
left for Lineah in the Persian Government vessel “Persopolis” on the 12th
Anril and arrived there on the 16th after calling at some intermediate ports
to make enquiries. His Excellency did not hear anything at these places, but
after enquiry at Lingah, he arrested 10 persons at Lingah, two of whom he
considers participators in the murders and the remaining eight accessories to
the crime I may here mention His Excellency was prepared to execute the
two participators forthwith, but in consultation with Sir _ P. Cox it was decided
that it would be better to defer this in case the Tangistams should take reprisals
on the British prisoners in their hands. The six prisoners were accordingly
brought to Bushire by the Darya Begi on his return and have been sent to
Basrah for confinement.
Darin" his enquiries His Excellency convinced himself that the
murderers "were instigated to commit the crime by letters from Tangistan.
His Excellency elicited the fact that a certain Nakliuda Gharib Saiya langis-
t-mi a relative of Rais Hussain Dooli, who was the actual leader of the
to fan "ehis though Haii Khan was the titular chief, and who was killed
durin" the attack on the Deputy Governor’s house arrived at Lingah from
Tangistan while His Excellency the Kawam was there with letters for the
tiifano’chis He lived with Rais Hussain Dooh and His Excellency thinks he
was an emissary from Zair Kbidar or Vassmuss. Prom an admission made
hv one of the prisoners, the Darya Begi thinks that the plot was to murder the
Kawam and the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Agent. But apparently the Kawam had many
faithful adherents round him, and the murderers did not dare to attack him.
All efforts to catch this Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. Gharib Saiya have unfortunately failed so
far • he was reported to have gone to Kuwait, but has not been heard of there.
' After the Darya Begi’s departure from Lingah news was received that
the murderers had gone to Cbiru and taken boat from there to Sinwuh
proceeding thence overland to Tangistan, where they apparently arrived in
the be"inning of May. The Darya Begi was accordingly asked o call at these
ports on his return journey and ascertain if the various Shaikhs had helped the
murderers. . _ „ , 7 ,
Meanwhile news was received here of the arrival of the murderers m
Taroistan and I reported the fact to Government m my telegram No. 1058 of
the 7th May. His Excellency the Darya Begi after a trip to Bunder Abbas
and Jask returned to Lingah and left there for Bushire on the 12th May. On
his way4 he made enquiries and found that the report that the murderers
had taken boat at Chiru was true. His Excellency tound in spite of orders
the Shaikhs of Chiru and Shiwuh had helped the murderers, the latter had
passed them on to Gaobandi where Shaikh Mazkur helped them with cash and
food and new clothes, Sc. Afterwards they went to Gilladar where they were
Violned hv Ali Akbar Khan : this individual, who is a strong adherent of
Soulet-ud-Douteh,^ 1 reported to have offered them 200 men to
Lingah and complete their nefarious work there. Irom thence they
have gone by Jam and Biz to Tangistan.
Bis Excellency the Darya Begi was much incensed the behaviour of
Shaikhs and "on his return to Bushire informed me that he would remove
h lhail If Chiru and Shiwuh putting these places in charge of Shaikh
Ibrahim of Kalat and take the comparatively well-to-do ports of Asalu and
Nakhl-Xaki out of the hands of Ali Akbar Khan and put them in charge of
Lit v 3d on 11 A U G 1316 With
Letter. No. ^3 M
feted 14 JSJL 1916

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The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, and notes, on miscellaneous topics relating to Persia, April to June 1916.

The discussion in the volume includes the following topics:

  • Decoration for the Persian Foreign Minister and Farman Farma for his military support of the British
  • Turkish advance and defeat on Kermanshah road
  • the Russian defeat and withdrawal towards Hamadan
  • the Russian advance on and defeat at Khanikin.

The volume 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 volume 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 (173 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 175; 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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