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'File W/4 Hostilities in Persia: Tangistan Blockade; Confiscation of Tea for Tangistan' [‎37r] (73/411)

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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She left Bahrain for Oman Ooaat on the 12th of Ghawwal 13S3,
in order to receive a oarrro of tobaooo from there for Bahrain •
I bought the veaeel one year ago from Abdur Rahman Zyyany of
Moharraq for rvs.4600/- and ahe io now at Batinah.
5. That "Muwafiq" II is now at Baarah, and has a ore&J
oonaiating of 15 Fhalaaia of defferent nationalitiea, and one
Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. named Muhammad bin Yuauf Sultan Parai - resident of
Hidd. About three yeara a,ro I bought this veaael from one
Sultan bin Kaasim P'akhroo reaident of Moharraq, for Ra .4r )00/-
The boat left Bahrain on the 23rd Shawwal 1333 in order to
take a cargo of dates from Baarah for Aden,
6. That "Husaini" ia now at , Khoor ShehaV a port to the
South of Tangiatan where she is loading aand and lime (gatoh)
for Abadan. The veaael has one Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. named Abbass bin
Khudadad Tangsiri and 10 Khalasis of Tangistan i.e. Tangsiris.
About four yenrs ago I bought this boat Crom the above men
tioned Abbaaa bin Khudadad for Krana 10»000/- • That the
veaael haa not viaited Bahrain aince the liat six months.
7. That H Tyyar w ia lying at this port and haa a Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat.
named Jasim bin Sagar of Bahrain and 14 Khalasis of dif
ferent nationalities including two Bushirees. I bought it
from one Ahmad Kharafi of Kuwait for Rs.SOOO/- about three
years ago.
8. That "Tyaeer 11 ia now at Khoor Ziarah and ia quite empty
at preaent. That the Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. waa one Muhammad Hasan Tangsiri
and there were six Khalaaia alao Tangairia on board. That
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the veasel ia now a fixture on the beach at ^hoor Ziarat aa
the Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. and Khalaaia loft it there and ran away on the
occurrence of the trouble in Tan^iatan. I had bought thia
boat from one Sagar bin Abdullah of Kuwait about aix yeara
ago for Bollars 2000/•
9. That "Patheh-us-Salaam" left Bahrain for Qatif on the
18th of Shawwal 1333, and left Qatif for Karachi on the 28th
Shawwal 1333, with a carro of dry dates. That I bought this
boat from i iashid bin lchumah^Naiml of HalatAl Nairn (Bahrain)

for'Rs.8000/- and about three years ago. She has one Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat.

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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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English, French, Arabic and Persian in Latin and Arabic script
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