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File 3443/1914 Pt 2 'German War: German emissaries to Afghanistan' [‎5r] (16/490)

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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. 149, dated the 18th (received 19th) November 1915
From—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi.
Tn case Germans should cut Indo-European Telegraph Department wires
from Tehran will you instruct Consuls in Persia to whom you can still send
messages to issue proclamation which has been prepared for publication on
iall of Baghdad, All wires from Tehran are interrupted at Kum already.
Telegram P., No. 64-D. S., dated the 19th November 1915.
From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi,
To—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran [pid Robat, Sistan and Meshed).
Clear the line. Please telegraph whether you have received telegram
No. 705-C. of the 18th instant from Bushire in which it is reported that Major
O’Connor and Mr. Ferguson are prisoners at Borasjun, as in your telegram
No. 149 you report that the line at Kum is interrupted.
If this message has been receh ed please let me know what steps are being
taken in matter as regards the Persian Government ? As to ultimate destin
ation of three Foreign legations have you any indication ?
Telegram P., No. 65-D. S., dated the 19th November 1915.
From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi,
To—The 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. , Bushire.
(Repeated to Basrah, Lieutenant-Colonel Sir P. Z. Cox.)
His Majesty’s Minister at Tehran reports by telegram the interruption at
Kum of all wires from Tehran. I have replied via Meshed enquiring whether
your 705-C. of 18th October has been received by him.
Telegram P., No. 292-C., dated the 17th (received 19th) November 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Consul, Sistan, Robat,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi.
Please see my telegram No. 286-C. of the 10th November. A large
proportion of British troops in Sistan is constantly employed in escorting convoys
of supplies to Birjand and Kacha.
Should sanction be accorded to my proposal regarding entertainment of
two hundred Baluch Sowars the latter w T ould be fully employed on convoy duties

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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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