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Photographs Album details for shelfmark MSS Eur C313/11

Teague-Jones Collection: The Story of Missions to Central Asia and Transcaucasia 1918-1922.

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Contents: 68 prints 50x65mm to 140x185mm Gelatin silver prints
Provenance: Collection presented by Reginald Teague-Jones (alias Ronald Saunders), 1979 and 1984.
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Description: Green plastic ring binder measuring 250x290mm, containing prints mounted either with sellotape strips or inserted in slits in the page, with typescript captions beneath. A few have been hand-coloured. The majority of the photographs are modern prints made from the original negatives. The file forms a reference copy of the illustrations used in Teague-Jones' posthumously published 'The Spy Who Disappeared' (London 1990). Although the title of the files gives the covering dates of 1918-22, the photographs themselves appear to cover the earlier par of this period, from 1918-19.

After the withdrawal of Russian troops from Persia and the Caucasus following the Bolshevik coup of October 1917, Teague-Jones was given the task of assessing which groups of Non-Bolshevik Russians of indigenous peoples would support the Allies against the possibility of german and Turkish forces overrunning Persia, the Caucasus and Transcaspia. Teague-Jones entered Transcaspia from Meshed disguised as a Persian merchant and travelled along the Central Asian Railway to Krasnovodsk on the eastern shore of the Caspian. He then crossed to Baku in order to set up an intelligence network in the area



Album contents:-
Mss Eur C313/11(1) [Portrait of Reginald Teague-Jones (alias Ronald Sinclair).] 
Mss Eur C313/11(2) The flat untroubled surface of the Caspian. 
Mss Eur C313/11(3) Din Mohamed (Faith of the Prophet'). My devoted servant of long standing, a Pathan from the Derajat. 
Mss Eur C313/11(4) Naubat Khan, a handsome representative of the Akora Khattack tribe of Pathans, and the third of my 'Three Musketeers'. 
Mss Eur C313/11(5) Gulab Hussein, a wiry Bangish Pathan from the Somana frontier hills, a proud intrepid soldier, but here registering disgust and shame at his civilian Persian disguise. 
Mss Eur C313/11(6) An Iranian beggar. 
Mss Eur C313/11(7) Camel men in Eastern Iran. 
Mss Eur C313/11(8) Naubat Khan hated his Persian disguise. 
Mss Eur C313/11(9) From Sistan onwards the second part of the long journey from railhead was completed on horseback; a welcome change from camels. 
Mss Eur C313/11(10) View of H.M. Consulate-General, Meshed. 
Mss Eur C313/11(11) View of H.M. Consulate-General, Meshed. 
Mss Eur C313/11(12) Colonel Grey and Consulate Clerk. The very model of a model [sic] Consul-General. 
Mss Eur C313/11(13) Our Military Attache, Col. Redl, and his wife lived very comfortably in the M.A.'s house in the Consulate grounds, so comfortably, indeed, that the War and events beyond the mountains in Transcaspia, seemed very remote. 
Mss Eur C313/11(14) Typical landscape on the road to Kuchan. 
Mss Eur C313/11(15) Meshed. Gateways in the old city walls. 
Mss Eur C313/11(16) Meshed. Gateways in the old city walls. 
Mss Eur C313/11(17) Transport animals in Meshed caravanserai. 
Mss Eur C313/11(18) Major Bingham (extreme right) and friends at Russian Consulate General garden party in Meshed. 
Mss Eur C313/11(19) Prominent in Tsarist Russian society in Meshed. Commandant of the Cossack Brigade in Khorasan. 
Mss Eur C313/11(20) Typical scenery in the Kopet Dagh, the mountainous area forming the natural boundary between Khorasan (Persia) and Transcaspia (Russia), and strikingly similar to portions of Waziristan. 
Mss Eur C313/11(21) Typical scenery in the Kopet Dagh, the mountainous area forming the natural boundary between Khorasan (Persia) and Transcaspia (Russia), and strikingly similar to portions of Waziristan. 
Mss Eur C313/11(22) [Turkomans, Turkmenistan.] 
Mss Eur C313/11(23) Two typical Tekke Turkmen talking Turki. 
Mss Eur C313/11(24) [Gulab Hussein in Persian disguise.] 
Mss Eur C313/11(25) Approaching Baku from Krasnovodsk. 
Mss Eur C313/11(26) Oil depot at Ufra outside Krasnovodsk. 
Mss Eur C313/11(27) A Tatar barber in Baku. Shaven heads, a custom derived from their Mongolian ancestors are still in vogue among the Tatar population. 
Mss Eur C313/11(28) [The Great Mosque at Merv]. 
Mss Eur C313/11(29) [Turkomen with oriental carpet, Merv.] 
Mss Eur C313/11(30) Group of Turkmen at wayside station along Central Asian Railway in Trans-Caspia. 
Mss Eur C313/11(31) Group of Turkmen at wayside station along Central Asian Railway in Trans-Caspia. 
Mss Eur C313/11(32) Turkmen types. 
Mss Eur C313/11(33) Detachmnet of XIX Punjabis bivouacked behind Kaahka railway station, evening of Aug. 27 1918. Bolsheviks launched attack following morning. 
Mss Eur C313/11(34) With Transcaspian staff on reconnaissance of enemy positions on eve of battle of Kaakha, Aug 27-28 1918. My hunting crop caused amused comment. 
Mss Eur C313/11(35) Prelude to battle of Kaakha. [Troops on bridge used as observation post]. 
Mss Eur C313/11(36) Turkmen patrols in the flat open Transcaspian plain [near Kaakha]. 
Mss Eur C313/11(37) Showing the nature of the terrain immediately around Kaakha. 
Mss Eur C313/11(38) Inspecting rail damage at Dushak on Central Asian Railway after battle of 14th Oct 1918. Self and members of Turkmen Detachment. 
Mss Eur C313/11(39) Inspecting rail damage at Dushak on Central Asian Railway after battle of 14th Oct 1918. Self and members of Turkmen Detachment. 
Mss Eur C313/11(40) All that was left of Red ammunition train as the result of a direct hit by Transcaspian artillery. Battle of Dushak Oct 14 1918. 
Mss Eur C313/11(41) All that was left of Red ammunition train as the result of a direct hit by Transcaspian artillery. Battle of Dushak Oct 14 1918. 
Mss Eur C313/11(42) Ufra. The winter of 1918-19 was bitterly cold in Transcaspia, and the Caspian, a shallow inland sea, was frozen hard for some distance from the shore. 
Mss Eur C313/11(43) Baku. View of the water-front from steamer leaving for Krasnovodsk. 
Mss Eur C313/11(44) Krasnovodsk harbour and steamer pier. In normal peace time a daily steamship service linked Krosnovodsk with Baku, 20 miles steam distant. 
Mss Eur C313/11(45) Group on Tejen railway station after recent heavy fighting. 
Mss Eur C313/11(46) Askhabad. Capital of Transcaspia. Scene in the native bazaars. 
Mss Eur C313/11(47) Askhabad. Another view of the native market. Note the gentleman on the left wearing a super papkha that would rival the bearskin of a colonel of H.M. Guards. 
Mss Eur C313/11(48) A typical Turkmen of the Akhal-Tekke tribe [Ashkhabad?]. 
Mss Eur C313/11(49) [Transport camels being brought in, (?)Ashkhabad.] 
Mss Eur C313/11(50) [Camel cart, (?)Ashkhabad.] 
Mss Eur C313/11(51) Askhabad, Persian Bazaar. 
Mss Eur C313/11(52) Persian country carts used for carrying in supplies from Persia [?Ashkhabad]. 
Mss Eur C313/11(53) [Inspecting Red ammunition train destroyed by Transcaspian artillery, Battle of Dushak, 14 Oct 1918.] 
Mss Eur C313/11(54) [Red ammunition train destroyed by Transcaspian artillery, Battle of Dushak, 14 Oct 1918.] 
Mss Eur C313/11(55) Ufra, on the Caspian 5 miles from Krasnovodsk along the Central Asian Railway. 
Mss Eur C313/11(56) Ufra, on the Caspian 5 miles from Krasnovodsk along the Central Asian Railway. 
Mss Eur C313/11(57) Askhabad, January 10 1919. [Turkoman delegation.] 
Mss Eur C313/11(58) Askhabad, January 10 1919. Group of the more important leaders. (1) Mahtum Quli Khan, (2) Haji Murat, (3) Ovezbaiev. 
Mss Eur C313/11(59) The 28th Indian Light Cavalry [?Ashkhabad]. 
Mss Eur C313/11(60) Group of Akhal Tekke Turkmen in their 'aul' (village. 
Mss Eur C313/11(61) 'Fourgons'. The local type of country cart as used for transport of supplies betw. Meshed and Askhabad. 
Mss Eur C313/11(62) Scene in native bazaar in Askhabad. 
Mss Eur C313/11(63) Askhabad. Russian Orthodox Church. 
Mss Eur C313/11(64) Bringing in camels from the Turkmen villages for transport of rations and fuel between Askhabad and Meshed, December 1918. 
Mss Eur C313/11(65) Photographic copy of one of the five hundred rouble promissory notes which the British Mission had printed as emergency currency. 
Mss Eur C313/11(66) Simion Lvovich Drushkin, Head of Security in the Transcaspia Government [in carriage with bodyguard, probably in Ashkhabad]. 
Mss Eur C313/11(67) Central Asian Railway. My own special train [?at Ashkhabad]. 
Mss Eur C313/11(68) Old Turkmen whip. 


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