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'File W/4 Hostilities in Persia: Tangistan Blockade; Confiscation of Tea for Tangistan' [‎43r] (85/411)

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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No: 55,0.

Ma^or T.Keyoa,
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. , Bahrain,
Major A.P.Trovor, G.I.E., I.A. #
On Special Duty, Biuihire.

September 22th;, 19X6*

I have the honour to report th^t I arrested
Yusuf Fakhru yestorctay. Shal}:h Isa gave me all tftftlst*
-ance necessary for searching his houses, storehouses anrl
shops; and Yusuf Fa>:h2ru himself was very amenable and
franh.
All the documents taken have not been examined, but he has
been able to prove from his account booKs and letter book
that the three sailing vessels about the ownership of
which there was some doubt have, for over a year, been hio
bona fide property. Tangsiris originally held shares
in those boats, but he has gradually bought then out.
a. I have so far obtained no evidence us to
any political dealings with Tangsiris, and am inclined to
believe that he has confined himself to selling them good§
which are, of course, smuggled, and to bu/ing ir^ln and
wood from them.
There are also, so far, no traces of any poll-
-tical dealings ^ith the Germans, and I do not anticipate
that I shall fin 1 any. The only evidence we have to
go on in this matter is contained in Herr Harling's letter
which were taken away by the Intelligence Officer,
Yusuf Fakhru, though he,was Herr Harling's go between in
his attempt to Interfere with the landing-of the troops.

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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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