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File 4853/1912 ‘Persia. Military Attaché at Meshed.’

IOR/L/PS/10/317 : 1912-1924

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  • Title:
    File 4853/1912 ‘Persia. Military Attaché at Meshed.’
  • Collection Area: India Office Records and Private Papers
  • Reference: IOR/L/PS/10/317
  • Creation Date: 1912-1924
  • Extent and Access:

    1 volume (203 folios)

  • Language: English
  • Contents and Scope:

    Correspondence, minutes, and other papers, relating to the appointment and retention of a Military Attaché at Meshed, Persia [Mashhad, Iran]. Correspondence is exchanged between representatives of the India Office, Foreign Office, War Office, and the Army Department of the Viceroy (Government of India), and covers: the necessity of retaining a Military Attaché at Meshed; financial contributions from different government departments for the maintenance of the post; in 1913, the Foreign Office's desire to disassociate itself with maintenance of the post; in 1913, the Viceroy's proposal to appoint Captain Frank Graham Marsh of the 9th Ghurkha Rifles to the post of Military Attaché at Meshed; in 1918, Captain Marsh's replacement by Major Geoffrey Davis Pike, in the post of Military Agent in the Caucasus; proposals for the maintenance of additional personnel at Meshed, including wireless radio operators and transport personnel; in 1921, the War Office and Army Council's decision to withdraw financial support for the post; in 1922, the retention of a Military Attaché at Meshed on a reduced scale.

    The file 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.

    Physical characteristics:

    Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 205; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto side of each folio.

    The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

  • Former Identifiers: P 4853/1912
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