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File 1110/1916 Pt 3 'German War: Persia' [‎161r] (326/354)

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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, No. 2321, dated the 17th (received 18th) May 191fi.
From—The Hon'ble 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 Denart-
ment, Simla. ^
Following from Consul-General, Ispahan, May 16th -.—Begin). Arrived
Ispahan with Gough British Community and specie. Magnificent reception.
Muds. r
246
Telegram, dated the 17th (received 18th) May 1916.
From— Brigadier-General Sir P. xM. Sykes, K.C.I.E., C.M.G., Bunder Abbas,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla,
My column started to-day. Twiggs’ column starts about 20th.
247
Telegram, No. 202 C., dated the 18th May 1916.
From—B rigadier-General Sir P. M. Sykes, K.CJ.E , C.M.G., Bunder Abbas,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
Arrived with first Echelon at Baghu. All well. Sudwell halting one day.
248
Telegram R., No. 2337, dated (and received) the 18th May 1916.
From—The Hon’ble 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.
Following from Noel at Oil Fields “ As result of conversations with
Ilkhani and Illbegi, I make following observations on Bakhtiari affairs as they
appear to me: . *
“Tribal situation in Chahar Mahal is uncertain and from our point of view
unsatisfactory. Khans are genuinely afraid that subserviency to our interests
involves rendering of such services as arrest of Said Esa as associating them
selves with us in breaking up of Salar Maksuds party, &c., will lie aore to
involve them in unpleasant and probably serious difficulties with other Khans.
They are, therefore, most anxious to obtain from us some guarantee of support.
Questioned as to nature of support they hope for from us both Khans ask that
British Officer with usual Consular escort should accompany them to
Ailaqu and afford them same measure of assistance as that accorded to Jang
bv Grev They point out that Germans and Persian agitators have taken
refuge‘in Bakhtiari country and that it is not within their powers to object
them without some overt sign of assistance from us. That this is p n ume
opinion of Khans is confirmed by conversation planned by telephone between
Mujahid and Muntazim-ed-Dowleh which we made arrangements to overhear.
My proposals will follow. .
Addressed to Minister, Tehran; repeated to His Britannic Majesty s
Consul-General, Ispahan.

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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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