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File 1110/1916 Pt 1 'Persia: SITUATION (JAN-APL 1916). Miscellaneous' [‎6r] (16/550)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (271 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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DecypRer of telegram from Mr. Marling (Teheran)
April 26th, 1916.
D. 11.15 p.m. April 26th, 1916.
R. 12.10 p.m. April 27th, 1916.
Following from Government of India telegram No.
109 S.
’’Dew reports presence of large party of Germans
at Gunsa subsequent to defeat at Kerman”. Ends.

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The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, and notes, relating to the situation in Persia from January to April 1916. Topics discussed include:

  • Finances of Bushire administration
  • Germans at Kerman
  • Insecure position of Farman Farma as Prime Minister.
  • German movements and the suicide of the German military attaché
  • The recall of the Persian Minister to Berlin
  • The financial difficulties of the Governor of Bushire
  • Persian nationalist publications in Berlin
  • Russian occupation of Ispahan
  • Recall of Persian Minister in Paris
  • Attitude of Bakhtiaris
  • Russian advance towards Baghdad
  • The looting of the Imperial Bank's branches at Yezd and Shiraz
  • The murder of the British agent at Lingah, his two brothers and two sepoys of Vice-Consulate escort
  • A report from the military attaché, Tehran, on Russian operations and General Baratoff's advance to Khanikin.

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.

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1 volume (271 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 273; 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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File 1110/1916 Pt 1 'Persia: SITUATION (JAN-APL 1916). Miscellaneous' [‎6r] (16/550), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/590, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 5 December 2019]

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