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File 3443/1914 Pt 2 'German War: German emissaries to Afghanistan' [‎12v] (31/490)

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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. 242, dated (and received) the 6th November 1915.
From— Major C. T. Ducat, His Britannic Majesty’s Consul for Kerman, Kerman,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi.
My telegram re Baluclii(s) bearing to-day’s date was addressed to His
Britannic Majesty’s Minister, Tehran, and repeated to Bushire and Foreign
Telegram?., No. 436-F., dated the 6th (received 7th) 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.
(Addressed Foreign Office, London, repeated Petrograd.)
Information has been received by Russian Minister that attempt will be
made by Germans to create disorders here within first few days of Muharram
which commences on 9 th instant and he has requested (his Government ?) to
permit at once advance of at least 2 regiments from Kasvin. As my own
information also points to possibility of trouble I trust this will be done.
Cavalry division (will ?) reach Kasvin within 10 days
Telegram P., No. D. S.-18, dated the 7th November 1915.
From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi,
To—His Britannic Majesty’s Consul for Sistan and Kain.
(Repeated to His Britannic Majesty’s Minister, Tehran.)
4 . 1 , refer to your telegrams Nos. 271-C. and 279-C., dated, respectively,
the 29th ultimo and 4th instant. You are authorised in event of definite rup
ture with Persia to give to Baluch Sardars of Sistan undertaking that we will
saieguard them against reprisals on part of Persian Government if they co-
operate with us loyally; but without ascertaining from us that crisis warrants
this step you should not do so.
Telegram P., No. D. S.-20, dated the 7th November 1915.
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To—The General Officer Commanding, Force “ D, ” Basrah.
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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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