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File 1110/1916 Pt 3 'German War: Persia' [‎75r] (154/354)

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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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Telegram R., No. 98, dated the 11th (received 12th) July 1916.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran (repeated Sykes),
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
Sykes’s telegram 342 C. I strongly dissent from Sykes’ suggestion which
seems to me unnecessary and calculated to lead to very conditions he wishes to
avoid.
228
Telegram P., No. 451, dated the 11th (received 12th) July 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. 441. Following information from Eussian General
Officer Commanding has been received by Eussian Minister.
Latest reports say that Turks had thousand casualties at Mahidasht.
Turks continue to entrench opposite Bisetun where shots were exchanged
yesterday. Two squadrons of cavalry are being sent to Senneh.
Addressed to London Foreign Office; repeated to Basrah.
229
Telegram P., No. 3355, dated (and received) the 11th July 1916.
From—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. , Basrah,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla (repeated to Bushire).
Please see telegram, 1442, of July 9th, from Bushire. The proper
course in my judgment is that negotiations should now be left in the hands of
the military authorities under direction of Army Commander, as the
Tangistani prisoners for exchange are military prisoners some of whom are
now at Basrah and others on the way here from India. From his personal
knowledge of Persia and of situation the General Officer Commanding at
Bushire, General Douglas, is fully qualified to conduct these negotiations and
will be in constant touch with Deputy Eesident.
Seeing that we have 12 Tangistanis against 6 British, prisoners I presume
that negotiations will start with endeavour to secure simple exchange and
gradually increase inducement if it is probably necessary vide Army Com
mander’s telegrams 3143 and 3187 to Chief of the General Staff.
It would be convenient for us to he informed of views of Government of
India referred to in Tehran telegram No. 94 of July 6th to Foreign Depart
ment.
230
Telegram R., No. 1455, dated the 11th (received 12th) July 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. , Bushire,
To The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
t Your telegram of July lOtli, regarding escort of prisoners.
Proposed arrangement seems best possible under the circumstances and
may he carried out if Sykes approves.
Addressed to Bunder Abbas j repeated to Sykes.

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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 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)
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 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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