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File 3443/1914 Pt 3 'German War: Afghanistan and Persia; German agents; British troops in East Persia' [‎149r] (308/345)

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. 564-F., dated the 24th (received 25th) December 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran,
To -The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi.
(Addressed to Foreign Office, sent to India, Basrah and Petrograd.)
This afternoon the Shah received the Rnssian Minister and myself. The
retention of the present Prime Minister for the time being provided he purged
his Cabinet of hostile element and got rid of the Swedish Officer Commanding
the Gendarmerie was suggested by us. We foresaw however that in the near
future a change of Prime Ministers was inevitable. His Majesty agreed and
when the Pirman Parma was suggested by me as the future Prime Minister
the Shah said he quite agreed and urged that it should he done at once. His
Majesty promised to urge the Pirman Parma immediately to accept office.
Telegram R., No. 769-C., dated the 25th (received 26th) December 1915.
From—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,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi.
Your telegram No. 398.
Sent letter in the sense indicated to Soulet yesterday by special messenger
who will, I think, deliver it safely.
Also wrote to Kawam in answer to his letter of December 14<th saying
if he could indicate safe means of getting stuff up I could assist him with
money and ammunition as I was sure Persian Government and you would
not like him to be hampered at this crisis by lack of these necessities.
To-day rebels at Borasjun have issued communique to the effect that
Gendarmerie have captured three gates and made Kawam prisoner; this is
probably one of their usual lies.
Addressed to Tehran ; repeated to Poreign and Basrah.
Telegram No. 567-F., dated the 25th (received 26th) December 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran, .
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi.
My telegram 564.
Farman Farma has received his appointment.
Telegram R., No.-570-F., dated the 26th (received 27th) December 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty’s Minister, Tehran, _ „ . ^ .
To—The Secretary to the Government of India m the Foreign an o i ica
ment, Delhi.
FamtSFaTma^resented Cabinet to Shah this morning. More important
appomtments Mus]iaverel Mamalek ] late Secretary General
of that Department.

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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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