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File 3443/1914 Pt 3 'German War: Afghanistan and Persia; German agents; British troops in East Persia' [‎86v] (183/345)

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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Telegram P., No. 5-P., dated the 9th (received 10th) February 1916.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and P iv ,
Department, Delhi, ^oieign and Political
(Addressed Meshed ; repeated Sistan.)
Beference your telegram,
. The Prilne Minister has shown me telegram from Governor-General
in answer to enquiry as to his views on the subject. He says he is 2d tv*
decision has been arrived at and that Shaukat’s duplicity was ' well
him. He advises Prime Minister to instruct Shaukat to proceed to Meshed at
once to receive Government s instructions from Governor-General vSllv
regarding matters connected with finance. He will send Hisam down wS
150 men if Shaukat does not obey. Prime Minister has sent Shaukat nrdero
accordingly and has informed Governor-General of this. 1 orders
P1 ® a se inform (?) Hisam of the decision to send him to renlace ShsmW
and tell him this is being done with my concurrenee nnrl tlmf T a™ f ^
and 1 p 0 ma ™ lam at ' tltlide of joyalty to interests of Russia and Great Britain
and especially to safeguard paramount British interest in Sistan where his
d2wfn 1S T S r at • I 1 Sh 1 ° uld be ” lad if would obtain from him itfiten
and Kainat'against^Germans.^ ^ under ^ a ^ D S to use every effort in Sistan
olain^jSis^SS SoSiCon ttttcZf ° m ’
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Telegram E. No. 606-B„ dated (and received) the 10th February 1916.
T r ™,, T " H0n ble tte Polltlcal Resident 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. , Basrah,
he S^^the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart,
My telegram No. 264-B., January 21st
1 ollowmg from Minister -.-Begins Tour telegram No. 264-B.
office ht £ 2sed\t^^ifT ed ’ bl ° Cked , ^ snow at V^ent and ?
at present. b c an 01 som8 weeks so that no steps need be taken
reeeJ 0 eveSSpahan h and S S aM ’ ° ne 1 of ,/ p om is largely responsible for
not think that weSnW ^e 2f deserve compensation. Ido
with company for o“ btlnes COm P eMati - ( ? ? ? '
Jl’ifr *: mb, ,. b „„
fiom-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. ,
6 ment^Deffii. 1116 Government of Indi a in the Foreign and Political Depart-
Mv t 1 (A<bdre ® se ' 1 t0 F °ieign ; repeated to Tehran and Basrah,)
from Kawam^Sayid Jalahiddhi Va! di? Bun f er ^^^as reports that emissary
states that Kawam was on the Jv tn h&S r , a f rived Bunder Abbas and
Avaz as it was^iven out tha7Z 2 1 d - 1 f bbas but tu ™ ed back from
having a bad effect on his followers. V “ S the COunt ^ ^together and this
and Arab b tribesrneu tKnt a considerable number of Baharlus
ammunition tbat b,S ° hlef difficult y * not lack of men but of

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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.

Extent and format
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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