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File 3443/1914 Pt 3 'German War: Afghanistan and Persia; German agents; British troops in East Persia' [‎153r] (316/345)

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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visit Kuhsan on the frnn^ipi- t . , ,
Me™ that PaMen would ia»e «ZS. fto'.Stto p!, r ‘S £
reason to
could, but
too great,
matter to
15
Telegram No. 24 ; dated (and received) the 7th January 1916,
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. in 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 Se^tarytofte Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart-
1 , British Consul at Kernaan telegraphed that party consists of
E v^ rS p nS mcluair1 ^ about 20 Armenians. Besides this there are Bussian
Kerman.^ CoilSU ar escort - Hiudu community preferred to remain at
to Cox^ reSSe ^ I ' 0rei ° n Seoretar y to the Government of India and repeated
16
Telegram No. 35-W., dated the 8th January 1916.
From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi,
To—The Hon'ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sm P Cox, K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E., Political
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.
(Repeated to Major Trevor, Bnshire.)
Your telegram dated 6th January, Kerman party. Please arrange accord
ingly. A report by telegram should be sent to us stating number, condition and
composition of party, and whether any of them wish to proceed elsewhere from
Bombay,
18
Telegram P., No. 2-F., dated the 7th via Robat 8th (received 9th) January 1916.
From—His Britannic Majesty’s Consul for Sistan and Kain,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi.
(Addressed Tehran.)
The chief holders of grain in Sistan are Hisam-ud-Daula, his cousin Haidar
Ali Khan and Sardar Purdil Khan. On December 4th, and again on Decem
ber 27th, I appealed to Hisam through Consul-General, Meshed, to sell us grain.
He telegraphed twice to Haidar Ali who has been obdurately declaring that he
had no surplus at all.
I heard on January 4th that Haidar Ali and another agent of Hisam had
been sending quantities of grain into the town by night from their villages
and that they were emptying granaries and distributing contents among houses
in their villages : also that Haidar Ali was on the point of leaving for Meshed-
Purdil Khan has for several months been displaying latent hostility. He
refused to give us any Levy sowars. He dissuaded Khudadad Khan for several
weeks from doing so and he even repudiated contracts made with Indian supplier.
When summoned bv Karguzar he refused to come to Sistan. Eventual(ly?) his
son Air Khan came in and on January 5th visited me. I demanded 800 khar-
wars Tabrizi of barley from his promising three times the price for it. After
much discussion he promised to give 200. This amount is totally inadequate
for our needs.

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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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