GIII

Series GIII

The series consist of 83 documents, mostly letters by Moshir al-Dowleh, Sepahsalar-e Aʻzam, to Nasir al-Dowleh, once the minister of commerce. A few responses by the latter is also included as well as a few by Mas’ud Mirza Zell al-Sultan. These letters are unique for they demonstrate Iran’s administrative, political and military challenges mostly in the 1870s (1290s hijri). There are valuable details on the internal and external affairs, military budget, campaigns, tribes and tribal rebellions, as well as references to religious observations such as Ramadan and Mecca pilgrimage. The most notable aspect, however, and so far unstudied, are references to Moshir al- Dowleh’s emotional feelings for Nasir al-Dowleh [search under “personal notes”]. Most letters by Moshir al-Dowleh reveals such an affection towards Nasir al-Dowleh. He blamed the latter for neglect and for avoiding Moshir al-Dowleh. Absence of Nasir al- Dowleh’s responses keeps us at dark whether such sentiments were mutual. In a few existing responses by Nasir al-Dowleh, the reader may note subtle traces of his intention to distance himself and instead focus on official matters. The correspondence could offer an interesting chapter in the yet under studied history of sexuality in Iran.

مکاتبات مشیرالدوله و نصیرالدوله – معرفی فارسی GIII

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Document Description Personalities Places Technical Terms Chronology
G III 1

Mirza Hosein Khan Moshir al-Dowleh to Nasir al-Dowleh (Chancellor): Sending the papers approved by the Shah for execution

Farhad Mirza, Hosein Khan, Moshir al-Dowleh, Moʻtamed al-Dowleh, Nasir al-Dowleh, Nasr Allah Na'ini, Sepahsalar-e Aʻzam, ʻAbd al-Vahhab Khan Shirazi personal notes
G III 2

Mirza Hosein Khan Moshir al-Dowleh to Nasir al-Dowleh (Chancellor): Concerning his health and a letter to ‘Ata’ Allah Khan 

Hosein Khan, Mohammad Hasan Turasi, Moshir al-Dowleh, Nasir al-Dowleh, Sepahsalar-e Aʻzam, ʻAbd al-Vahhab Khan Shirazi, ʻAta’ Allah Khan bast, personal notes, petition, sanctuary
G III 5

Mirza Hosein Khan Moshir al-Dowleh to Nasir al-Dowleh (Chancellor):Answering to the telegrams, including the one from Saheb Divan

Aqa ʻAli, Fath ʻAli, Hosein Khan, Moshir al-Dowleh, Nasir al-Dowleh, Sepahsalar-e Aʻzam, ʻAbd al-Vahhab Khan Shirazi Qazvin gholam, Saheb Divan, salary, servant, slave, slavery, tankhah
G III 7

Mirza Hosein Khan Moshir al-Dowleh to Nasir al-Dowleh (Chancellor): Personal relations

Hosein Khan, Moshir al-Dowleh, Sepahsalar-e Aʻzam, ʻAbd al-Vahhab Khan Shirazi personal notes
G III 8

Mirza Hosein Khan Moshir al-Dowleh to Nasir al-Dowleh (Chancellor): A telegram received from Mo’tamed al-Dowleh 

Farhad Mirza, Hosein Khan, Hosein Yahya’iyan, Moshir al-Dowleh, Moʻtamed al-Dowleh, Moʻtamed al-Molk, Nasir al-Dowleh, Navvab-e Vala, Sepahsalar-e Aʻzam, ʻAbd al-Vahhab Khan Shirazi Qazvin personal notes
G III 9

Mirza Hosein Khan Moshir al-Dowleh to Nasir al-Dowleh (Chancellor): Personal relations 

Ardeshir, Eqbal al-Dowleh, General Marat, Hosein Khan, Mohammad Hasan, Mohammad Khan, Moshir al-Dowleh, Nasir al-Dowleh, Sepahsalar-e Aʻzam, ʻAbd al-Vahhab Khan Shirazi Amin-e Khalvat, camp, gift, khalʻat, personal notes, Shahsavan, sword
G III 10

Mirza Hosein Khan Moshir al-Dowleh to Nasir al-Dowleh (Chancellor): Nasir al-Dowleh’s departure to Mecca 

Farhad Mirza, Hosein Khan, Masʻud Mirza, Moshir al-Dowleh, Moʻtamed al-Dowleh, Naser al-Din Shah, Nasir al-Dowleh, Sepahsalar-e Aʻzam, Zell al-Sultan, ʻAbd al-Vahhab Khan Shirazi Mecca, Tehran Capital, Dar al-Khelafeh, hajj, personal notes, pilgrimage, travel
G III 11

Mirza Hosein Khan Moshir al-Dowleh to Nasir al-Dowleh (Chancellor): Personal relations 

Farhad Mirza, Hosein Khan, Mirza Mohammad, Mohammad Rahim, Moshir al-Dowleh, Mostowfi al-Mamalek, Moʻtamed al-Dowleh, Nasir al-Dowleh, Sepahsalar-e Aʻzam, Yusef Ashtiyani, ʻAbd al-Vahhab Khan Shirazi, ʻAla’ al-Dowleh, ʻAlireza Khan Qajar Qavanlu, ʻAzod al-Molk China African, African Iranian, Afro-Iranian, kakasiyah, personal notes, slave, slavery
G III 14

Mirza Hosein Khan Moshir al-Dowleh to Nasir al-Dowleh (Chancellor): Personal relations 

Farrokh Khan, Hosein Khan, Moshir al-Dowleh, Nasir al-Dowleh, Sepahsalar-e Aʻzam, ʻAbd al-Vahhab Khan Shirazi Ajudan Bashi, Amir Tuman, personal notes
G III 16

Mirza Hosein Khan Moshir al-Dowleh to Nasir al-Dowleh (Chancellor): Personal relations, dealing with Turkmen, letters from Khorasan 

Farhad Mirza, Hosein Khan, Hosein Yahya’iyan, Moshir al-Dowleh, Moʻtamed al-Dowleh, Moʻtamed al-Molk, Nasir al-Dowleh, Sepahsalar-e Aʻzam, ʻAbd al-Vahhab Khan Shirazi Khorasan diarrhea, eftar, fasting, fever, health, personal notes, Ramadan, Turkmen
G III 17

Mirza Hosein Khan Moshir al-Dowleh to Nasir al-Dowleh (Chancellor): Personal relations 

Fath ʻAli, Hosein Khan, Moshir al-Dowleh, Naser al-Din Shah, Nasir al-Dowleh, Sepahsalar-e Aʻzam, ʻAbd al-Vahhab Khan Shirazi Khorasan dastkhat, personal notes, Saheb Divan
G III 19

Mirza Hosein Khan Moshir al-Dowleh to Nasir al-Dowleh (Chancellor): Nasir al-Dowleh’s trip 

Farhad Mirza, Fath ʻAli, Hosein Khan, Moshir al-Dowleh, Moʻtamed al-Dowleh, Nasir al-Dowleh, Rokn al-Dowleh, Sepahsalar-e Aʻzam, ʻAbd al-Vahhab Khan Shirazi, ʻEnayat Allah Amin Lashkar, hunting, merchants, personal notes, Saheb Divan
G III 20

Moshir al-Dowleh to Nasir al-Dowleh: Nasir al-Dowleh’s trip to Mecca 

Hosein Khan, Khazen al-Molk, Mirza Mohammad, Mohammad Rahim, Moshir al-Dowleh, Nasir al-Dowleh, Sepahsalar-e Aʻzam, ʻAbd al-Vahhab Khan Shirazi Mecca hajj, personal notes, pilgrimage, secretary, travel
G III 22

Moshir al-Dowleh to Nasir al-Dowleh: Personal Relations 

Hosein Khan, Moshir al-Dowleh, Nasir al-Dowleh, Sepahsalar-e Aʻzam, ʻAbd al-Vahhab Khan Shirazi Fars, Khorasan personal notes
G III 23

Moshir al-Dowleh to Nasir al-Dowleh: Appointing Nasir al-Dowleh as his representative in Fars, Khorasan and Astar Abad 

Hosein Khan, Moshir al-Dowleh, Nasir al-Dowleh, Sepahsalar-e Aʻzam, ʻAbd al-Vahhab Khan Shirazi Astar Abad, Fars, Gorgan fasting, gift, Khorasani, personal notes, pishkash, Qur’an, Ramadan
G III 25

Moshir al-Dowleh to Nasir al-Dowleh: Personal Relations 

Farhad Mirza, Hosein Khan, Hosein Yahya’iyan, Moshir al-Dowleh, Moʻtamed al-Dowleh, Moʻtamed al-Molk, Nasir al-Dowleh, Sepahsalar-e Aʻzam, ʻAbd al-Vahhab Khan Shirazi barat, customs, personal notes, tax
G III 26

Moshir al-Dowleh to Nasir al-Dowleh: Personal relations and Mo’tamed al-Dowleh’s telegram 

Farhad Mirza, Hosein Khan, Mirza Mohammad, Moshir al-Dowleh, Moʻtamed al-Dowleh, Nasir al-Dowleh, Navvab-e Vala, Sepahsalar-e Aʻzam, ʻAbd al-Vahhab Khan Shirazi fund, tankhah
G III 27

Moshir al-Dowleh to Nasir al-Dowleh: List of the members of the council 

Amin al-Molk, Hakim Bashi, Hosein Khan, Mirza Mohammad, Moshir al-Dowleh, Nasir al-Dowleh, Sepahsalar-e Aʻzam, ʻAbd al-Vahhab Khan Shirazi, ‘Isa council
G III 28

Moshir al-Dowleh to Nasir al-Dowleh: Mo’tamed al-Dowleh’s salary 

Hosein Khan, Hosein Yahya’iyan, Moshir al-Dowleh, Moʻtamed al-Molk, Nasir al-Dowleh, Sepahsalar-e Aʻzam, ʻAbd al-Vahhab Khan Shirazi Qazvin fund, personal notes, tankhah
G III 29

Moshir al-Dowleh to Nasir al-Dowleh: Instructions on current matters 

Amin al-Molk, Amin al-Sultan, Hosein Khan, Morad ʻAli, Moshir al-Dowleh, Nasir al-Dowleh, Sepahsalar-e Aʻzam, Seyf al-Molk, Vajih Allah, ʻAbd al-Vahhab Khan Shirazi Boshruyeh ordu, ordu-ye homayuni, royal camp

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