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File 3443/1914 Pt 3 'German War: Afghanistan and Persia; German agents; British troops in East Persia' [‎54v] (119/345)

The record is made up of 1 volume (167 folios). It was created in 10 Nov 1915-5 Jun 1916. 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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(5) That 1,000 magazine rifles and one million rounds should he provide!
by B ritish Government, or if 1,000 not available 500 rifles but one million
rounds essential.
(6) That after the settlement of Shiraz affairs and restoration of order in
Bashtistan British Government should withdraw their troops from ports. Soulet
appears to be opening his mouth rather wide but Muavin thinks condition 1
could be whittled down a good deal and that Soulet does not really want
government of ports; also that in clause 2 he means “support” or good
offices rather than protection strictly speaking.
He thinks Soulet will not be moving up country yet and could come to
Gelladar or even Tahiri or Kangun to meet an officer on behalf of Government
if it is decided to discuss proposals with him.
No. 73-C., dated Bushire, the 6th (received 13th) March 1916 (Confidential).
From^— Major A. P. Trevor, C.I.E., 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. , 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. ,
To—The Foreign Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
With reference to my telegram No. 96 of the 12th January 1916 regard
ing the Imperial Bank of Persia’s money abandoned in Kerman, I have the
^ on 4 . ! i honour to forward herewith, for the ink-
enclosure). matron of the Government of India, copy
/ of the marginally noted letter on the sub
ject which has been received from His Majesty’s Consul, Bunder Abbas..
Enclo. to Serial No. 60.
No. 8-C., dated the 17th February 1916.
From W. R. Howson, Esq., Assistant Resident and His Majesty's Consul, Bunder-
To -The Deputy Political Besident in the Persian Gnlf.
I have the honour to enclose in original a letter from Sardar Zufar,
x, 0ve i^ n0r "^ Tenera ^ f£ erlI ian, to Nawab Nasrullah Khan. The document
should prove of use to us as it shows how the greater part of the Bank
money was disposed of. Doubtless the balance of the money was kept by
Sardar Zafar himself. i v i
Sub-enclo. to enclo. to Serial No. 60.
Translation of a letter dated the 22nd Babi 11 {-26th February 1916) from Sardar Zafar
to Mirza Nasrullah Khan Naioab.
I have duly received your letter containing the news of your welfare
and arrival at your destination by the hands of Ali Murad Khan and I was
pleased to receive it I am in good health, praise be to God, and pass my
. overnmen t affairs are being carried on precariously and nothing
definite is known, and we will see what happens later. Pathullah Khan and
your family are m good health and he (Pathullah Khan) is very happy
m spite of your anxieties. j j *
a f j 50 ^ guards of your house take due care and will not fail in their
hT 7 ' pi n0t k - n0W 1 ^ tlle Consul . is staying at Bunder Abbas or has left
r . e com pliments if he is there and enquire after other
c mpanions e^i th. I expect often to receive your letters and news of
your ue am. You should rest completely assured about Pathullah.
( b T^ e arriyed ’ but you should take them to Bunder
t Abbas.), i athullah Khan is not anxious about you. He comes to see
me every week, hut T t ^ i • • ^ _ i
rno 1 C x T - lvllclLL is not anxious about you. He com
T will 6 am , sor . r ^ 1 i 11 ^ 11 ^ leav i n g in the next few days, becajf
• at- • ! 0 er ate staying at this place, I have sent telegrams to the
line Mini Si,fir. Karnav Tot-.™ A d -V. r t ~ flig
icVino* f.hfim ffi fiOme t0
I’nme Mimsier, Sardar Jang and Sardar Bahadur, asking them to come to tie
e> so that I might tender my resignation. I will resign under
telegraph office,
any circumstances.

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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 November 1915 and April 1916. 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 Consulate, Seistan and Kain; and the Government of India.

The volume contains a single folio in French (f 164), a communication from the National Committee for the Protection of the Independence of Persia.

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 (167 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume. The subject 3443 (German War/Persia) consists of six volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/472-477. The volumes are divided into six parts, with each part comprising one 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 165; 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, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out. The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the leading and ending flyleaves.

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