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File 1110/1916 Pt 1 'Persia: SITUATION (JAN-APL 1916). Miscellaneous' [‎13v] (31/550)

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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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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)
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 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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English in Latin script
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File 1110/1916 Pt 1 'Persia: SITUATION (JAN-APL 1916). Miscellaneous' [‎13v] (31/550), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/590, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100060808443.0x000020> [accessed 5 December 2019]

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