[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]



Ministry of Post, Telegraph, and Telephone,



From Bandar-e Shah to T [Tehran]; Receipt Number: 1245; Telegram Number: 35, Number of Words: 158, Date of Original: 14 Mehr 1326 [7 October 1947] Date of Receipt: 14 Mehr 1326 [7 October 1947]


Honourable Ashraf[1], Prime Minister

Copy: Head of National Police Force

Copy: Gorgan, Governorate Office

[Copy: Gorgan] Police Force

[Copy: Gorgan’s] Prosecutor’s Office


It is for some time that, in this important port, a group of Baha’is, headed by Rashidi and Taei, have been openly displaying [their religious allegiance] and they intend to create a revolution. In order to achieve their evil objective, they openly defame and insult the Muslims and Islam, which cannot be tolerated any longer. Hence, we request [from the authorities] orders to be issued as soon as possible prohibiting this treasonous sect from such demonstrations, thus relieving the Muslims of this city from observing such heart-rending and shameless acts.  Eagerly expecting your attention.


On behalf of the people of Bandar-e Shah,



[Seal: Telegraph Office of Tehran]

[Seal: Entry to the Office of Head of the Ministers, no. 13903, date: 15 Mehr 1326 (8 October 1947)]


[1] [Ashraf means “The Most Noble”, it is the title of Prime Minister Ahmad Ghavam; it was given to him by Iranian shah, Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi].