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'File W/4 Hostilities in Persia: Tangistan Blockade; Confiscation of Tea for Tangistan' [‎27r] (51/411)

The record is made up of 1 file (203 folios). It was created in 28 Jul 1915-30 Jul 1918. It was written in English, French, Arabic and Persian. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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Telegram P., No. 852 S., dated the 19th Auguet 1915.
From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign acd Political
Department, Simla,
To—The Secretary to the Government of Bombay, Political Department, Bombay.
Please refer to telegram No. 866 of the 18th instant from Bushire. If it
is possible, kindly arrange to have Governor of Gulf Ports met and assisted
as desired. It has been necessary to remove him to India in consequence of
our occupation of Bushire. He should be treated with all respect and consider
ation, as ho has been friendly in the past, and he should not be placed under
any restraint but should b3 informed that he must not without permission
leave Bombay, and quite unobtrusively his movements should be watched.
We have under consideration the question of an allowance for him.

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Telegram P,, No. 4935, dated the 19th (received 20th) August 1915.
From—The Secretary to the Government of Bombay, Political Department, Bombay,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
Reference is invited to your teiegram No. 852 S. of the 10th instant.
Please let the Government of Bombay know if duty should be remitted on duti
able articles brought by Governor of Bushire. Instructions received from the
Government of India will be complied with.

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Telegram P., No. 854 S., dated the 20th August 1915.
From—His Excellency the Viceroy, Simla,
To—His Majesty's Secretary of State for India, London.
Keference is invited to your telegram of the 13th instant, regarding
Persia. The cable connection between Bandar Big and Bushire, which has been
suggested, would be useless for communication with Tehran and Shiraz, as at
Borasjun, which is hostile to us, the Indo-European Telegraph and Bandar
Big line join. An alternative line would be provided by the proposal between
Bushire and Basrah, but, as we already have wireless and cable connection,
this is not essential. To locating a cable guard at Bandar Rig there is also
objection for this might excite hostile Khans to action and involve our either
withdrawing guard or reinforcing it.

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Telegram P., No. S. 855, dated the 20th August 1915.
From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Simla,
To—The Secretary to the Government of Bombay, Political Department, Bombay.
Governor of Bushire. Please refer to your telegram. No. 4935, of the
19th August. Duty should be levied by Customs authorities in ordinary way
on Governor's arrival.

Telegram R., No, 483 C., dated (and received) the 25th August 1915.
» From—M ajor A. P. T revoe , C.I.K., Officer on Special Duty in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ,
Bushire,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
Sheikh Said Ilussein of Chakutah nrade a raid in person with a party of
about 50 on the night of the 21&t instant. He exchanged shots with British

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This file contains correspondence between the British Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Bahrain and the British Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. at Bushire, as well as Sheikh ‘Isā bin ‘Alī Āl Khalifah, ruler of Bahrain, and Sheikh Qāsim bin Mahzā’, Qāḍī of Bahrain.

The correspondence concerns the anti-British revolt of the Tangsiri and Qashqai tribes, headed by Ra’īs ‘Alī Dalvārī under the influence of Wilhelm Wassmuss, and the aftermath of their attack on the British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. at Bushire on 12 July 1915. Included within the correspondence are: letters concerning the occupation of the town of Bushire, British counter-raids and the death of Ra’īs ‘Alī Delvārī; the imposition of a blockade on Tangsiri boats operating in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ; statements and customs papers (Acquit de Sortie and Permis de Cabotage) from various Bahraini and Persian nākhudā s (dhow boat captains) gathered by the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. ; the arrest and detention of Yūsuf Fakhrū on suspicion of political dealings with Germany; attacks against British diplomatic missions and residents in Persia, including Shiraz and Isfahan; and information concerning German activities in Persia during the First World War.

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1 file (203 folios)
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Foliation: Foliation is written in pencil, in the top right corner of each folio. It begins with the first item of correspondence, on number 2, and runs through to 201, ending on the inside of the back cover of the volume.

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