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File 3443/1914 Pt 3 'German War: Afghanistan and Persia; German agents; British troops in East Persia' [‎147v] (305/345)

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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( 6 ) Morning and afternoon they are allowed to go walking, and obtain
baths daily.
(7) No restraint whatsoever is placed on their communication with
one another.
There remains, therefore, to he confirmed whether equally good treatment
is being meted out to you and to the other Germans who have been taken
prisoners by infraction of International law and Persian Sovereignty 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. . As far as I can ascertain there are, apart, from yourself, the
following Germans :—
( 1 ) Dr. Linders, who is a prisoner in Bunder Big.
( 2 ) Mr. and Mrs. Eisenhut of Bushire.
(3) Mr. Holst of Mohammerah.
(4) Mr. Helmig of Naseri.
(5) Mr. Harling of Bahrain.
I would ask you, on receipt of this letter, which is being sent through the
British authorities, to get into communication with these gentlemen, and to
invite them to send a statement as to whether their treatment is on a par
with that of the English prisoners here or whether they have any complaints to
make on the points enumerated.
Please send your answer to me via Bushire, addressed to Abram.
«
I trust that your present misfortunes are not ^ arassing you over much
and that you will soon obtain your liberty again.
Please remember me cordially to the gentlemen named, especially Dr.
Linders.
Dated 4th December 1915.
I remain,
With best wishes,
Yours sincerely,
W. WASSMUSS.
254
No. Cf.-443, dated Bushire, the 14th December 1915.
Prom—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
Department.
With reference to the correspondence ending with my endorsement
No. Cf.-440, dated 14th December 1915, I have the honour to forward herewith
for the information of the Government of India a copy of a despatch, which I
have addressed to His Majesty’s Minister at Tehran, forwarding draft telegram,
dated Ahram, 6 th December 1915, which Major O’Connor sent to me for
despatch to him and the Government of India.
Enclo. to Serial No. 254.
PBfiCIS.
Situation in Fars—Telegram from Major O' Connor re Shiraz prisoners.
No. Cf.-442, dated Bushire, the 14th December 1915.
From—Major A. P. Trevor, Acting Consul-General, Bushire,
To—M. C. Marling, Esq., C. B., C. M. G., His Britannic Majesty’s Envoy Extra
ordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Tehran.
With reference to the correspondence ending with your telegram No. 383,
dated 4th December, I have the honour to forward, for your'information, a copy
of a draft telegram (dated Ahram, 6 th December) which Major O’Connor
sent to me for despatch to you <e unless circumstances have arisen which
pender its despatch unnecessary.”

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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)
Arrangement

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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