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File 1110/1916 Pt 3 'German War: Persia' [‎159v] (323/354)

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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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Unfortunately at tlie same timte Zair Khidar wrote a covering letter to
which he added as postscript all the conditions enumerated in your previous
letter of 17th April. As I wrote before in my letter ot 22nd April 1 tele
graphed these on to Government but am pretty sure they will not accept
these conditions. If Zair Khidar will send you and all the other prisoners
across 1 can give a guarantee that all the Tangistani prisoners taken in the
fighting to the number of nine will be released as soon as they can be got irom
where thev are detained.
I can and do guarantee this on my own responsibility and I strongly
advise Zair Khidar to accept if and send you all in here, otherwise it will be
the worse for him and for his tribesmen and villagers.
Enclosure No. 4.
Translation of a letter 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. , to Zair Khidar, Ahram, dated the 4th May 1916.
I have received vour letter of the 28th Jamadi ath Thani regarding
Colonel O’Connor and the other members of the Shiraz British Colony whom
you describe as your guests.
I have to inform you that I have been authorized by His Biitanric
Majesty’s Minister at Tehran to inform you that if you will send Colonel
O’Connor and the eight other prisoners now with you to Sar-i-Bast and hand
them over to the military authorities, the British authorities guarantee to
release Khalu Hussain and the eight other Tangistani prisoners as soon as the
latter can be got back from India where they now are.
I strongly advise you to do this : if you do not, it will be the worse for
you and for your tribesmen.
The General Officer Commanding agrees to suspend any further military
action for five days (from to-day) to give you time to send Colonel O’Connor
and the other prisoners across. If you do not do it within that time, he does
not bind himself to refrain any longer from severe measures.
, 239
Telegram R., No. 2281, dated the 16th (received 17th) May 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 Foreign Office, Tehran and Bushire).
Please see Minister’s telegram No. 331 F. to Foreign Office and Trevor’s
telegram No. 1102, May 13th, which is in comment of another telegram from
His Majesty’s Minister to same effect.
Please compare views expressed in Minister’s 260 F. of April 22nd on
same subject. Having regard to them it is difficult to understand Minister’s
making such a recommendation as that contained in concluding paragraph
of bis 331 F. and strongly deprecate acceptance of Khan’s conditions which
could only be regarded as complete wiping of slate and would quite preclude
any further action against them.

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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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