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File 3443/1914 Pt 2 'German War: German emissaries to Afghanistan' [‎3r] (12/490)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (238 folios). It was created in 1 Jun 1915-21 Nov 1915. It was written in English and French. 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 P., No. D. S.-4-4, dated the 15th November 1915.
From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi,
To—The General Officer Commanding, Force “ D,Basrah.
Following telegram from Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, dated
the 13th instant, is sent for your information : Begins. “ Von Kanethz recently
« * * * » •
at Tehran to-day 380 Ends.
Telegram P., No. 259, dated (and received) the 15th November 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty’s Consul, Kerman,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi.
There is nothing to report.
From—His Britannic Majesty’s Minister, Tehran,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi.
The British and Bussian Ministers had an audience of the Shah this
afternoon at which a general understanding was reached for cordial and inti
mate relations between the three Powers based on a policy of benevolent
neutrality on the part of Persia towards her two neighbours. The Cabinet
is to be strengthened by the inclusion of tw T o Persian Statesmen Prince Ain-
ed-Dowleh and Prince Farman Farma who are known to favour the streng
thening of the friendly relations between the three Powers. Tehran is perfectly
quiet and very pleased with the news. His Imperial Majesty the Shah is at
the Palace and the report that he has left or intends to leave the Capital is
without foundation.
Telegram P., No. 457-F., dated the 15th (received 16th) November 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty’s Minister, Tehran,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi.
Great alarm has been caused here by arrival of Bussian troops at Karej,
twenty miles from Tehran, and advance of a few outposts beyond that point.
Shah made preparations to depart to Bum from the capital. Bussian Minister
and I were invited to Palace where Prime Minister, President of the Council
and other (s) Minister (s) (were ?).
We came (to) following agreement: —
Troops will not advance beyond Harej and Cabinet will meanwhile be
strengthened by inclusion Farman Farma and Ain-ed-Dowleh whose presence
and responsibility will be a guarantee to us of a policy of benevolent neutrality
towards the two Powers.
As soon (as) our conversation has begun (with) new Cabinet for the pur
pose (of) agreeing as to measures required for giving practical effect to this
policy troops will be withdrawn from Karej to Yengi Imam, viz., about half way
(to) Kasvin and eventually to Kasvin. I earnestly (trust ?) that this arrange
ment will meet with approval.
-ived on 20 J i w i t) v.'.ui
Letts?. No. 31 m
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The volume contains correspondence regarding the Persian Campaign of the First World War and the movements and activities of the Central Powers in Persia [Iran] between June and November 1915. The correspondence is particularly concerned with German and Ottoman attempts to infiltrate Afghanistan from Persia, and of ensuring the continued neutrality of both Afghanistan and Persia.

The primary correspondents are the British Legation, Tehran; the British Embassy, Petrograd [Saint Petersburg]; the Government of India; and the Foreign Office.

The volume contains a single folio in French (f 184), a communication from the Russian Ambassador in 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.

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1 volume (238 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 238; 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.

A previous foliation sequence between ff 121-127, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers.

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English and French in Latin script
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