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File 1110/1916 Pt 3 'German War: Persia' [‎91r] (186/354)

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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 U. 5 No. 1330, dated tbe 23rd (received 24tli) June 1916.
j? rom 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—Tbe Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
Your telegram No. 78 to Government of India.
Censor has intercepted letter concealed in newspaper^ addressed to
Mr. Lewis, 436 Hill Street, San Francisco from Indian seditionists at Shiraz.
{The address is that of seditious newspaper “ Ghadr ”, we believe.) W inter
says that Sufi is arrested, that they badly need money to secure his escape and
prevent their own arrest.
They ask that money should be sent care of Haji Company (Safa) or
care of Ghulam Ali Behbehani, Shiraz, by cheque.
Shiraz representative of this Behbehani firm, Haji Ghulam Hussein, was
local Turkish representative there and has given lot of trouble. I suggest
Deputy Governor-General and Kawam should be instructed to put screw on
this individual and make him divulge where seditionists are concealed.
Pressure might also be put on Mirza Muhammad Hussein, Spinafarosh, who is
mentioned as receiving letters for them. If found, they should be arrested..
Other intercepted letters show that there are three at large whose Indian
names are Kader Khan, Ali Khan and Kader Ali Khan and of whom first
two now style themselves Mahommed Ali Khan and Mahommed Hussein
Khan.
Letter is long rambling account of recent events at Shiraz. Writer has
apparently great admiration for Wassmuss and contempt for his successor
Wustrow. It is important that these rascals should be arrested as letter men
tions that they are trying to get round Najef Khan and Indian gunners and
soldiers sent with Kawam.
Addressed Tehran ; repeated Basrah.
126
(Received with Army Department memorandum No. H. 5494, dated the 24th June 1916.) ,
Teleo-ram, No. 678, dated the 20th June 1916,
From—The General Officer Commanding, Sistan, Khwash,
To—The Chief of the General Staff, Simla.
Donlat Khan, inhabitant of Dera Ismail Khan and an Afghan Maldar,
arrived here yesterday reporting that he was with caravan from Quetta to
Sistan in February which was attacked by Sarhaddis and looted. . He fled to
Afghanistan and arrived Girishk about IVlarch 15th. At that time Afghans
believed Germans to have joined Sarhaddis and to have cut communications
between India and Sistan also that Germans were successfully advancing on
India. At end of April news reached Afghanistan of conquest of Sarhad by
British and of submission of Jiand and death of his son. This news was at
once despatched to Kabul. At that time the last party of Germans to enter
Afghanistan, three in number, were constructing a fort at Kalalnkang near
Nasratabad and also were enlisting men in their service. Amir on receiving
new r s of British conquest of Sarhad sent orders at once forbidding men to enlist
under Germans and ordered Germans to proceed Kabul. Latter started under
escort for Kabul. Another order from Amir reached them en route saying that
Germans already in Kabul had been ordered to leave Afghanistan and to join
part Y of three who were then en route for Kabul whole party were to be escorted
bv Afghan troops to frontier. Amir ordered no person was to speak to Germans.
When^Germans were preparing Kalahikang Fort, Afghan Sardars of Helmund
District were preparing to attack and raid British posts and Line of Communi
cation west of Quetta. This news reached Amir who immediately ordered Gov
ernor Kandahar, to arrest those Sardars and send them to Kabul. Ibis was
done ’ Amir also issued decree that any person spreading rumours re hostility

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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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