[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

Sample number: 16

Model: 16

 

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Telegraph Office of the Exalted Government of Iran

[Telegram]

Book number: 197

From Kashan to Tehran

Invoice number: 470

Cable number: 72

Number of words: 81

Issue date: 26 Sunbula

Description: governmental

Date received: 26 Sunbula [26 Shahrivar 1300] [17 September 1921]

Receiver: Rajab

 

Your Excellencies, the Minister of the Interior and the Minister of Education. May their honour last!

As we brought to your blessed attention before, during this mourning period and public gatherings, people are anxious to close the Vahdat-e Bashar School, but to this date little [illegible] time is left to receive clear directives from the capital.  Supplicating for quick instructions, without which prevention of revolution and public riot will be impossible.  “One must take preventive measures before the incident happens” (Wisdom of Imam Reza).

 

Head of Education

[Date:] 26 Sunbula [26 Shahrivar 1300] [17 September 1921], Number 667

Sardar Shoja [Signature and stamp]

 

[Handwritten note at the bottom of page:] Revolution

[Handwritten note at the bottom of page:] It is urgent. Write to the Ministry of Education, ask for their opinions in order to respond to the government accordingly. 28 Sunbula [28 Shahrivar 1300] [19 September [1921]

 

Southern Office, 29 Sunbula (Shahrivar) [20 September]