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'File W/4 Hostilities in Persia: Tangistan Blockade; Confiscation of Tea for Tangistan' [‎56r] (113/411)

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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CONFIDEHTIAL.
No.Of. of 1915.
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. and Consulate-General,
Bushire, 8th October 1915.
To
Major T.H.Keyes, I.A.,
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. ,
Bihrein»
Sir,
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your
letter l\ f o.55-G, of ^9th September 1915, describing the arrest,
examination and deportation of Yusuf Fakhru.
In accordance with the views expressed therein and in a sub
sequent comraunication(of the I50th September) informing me that
Yusuf Fakhru had executed a bond for Rs.25,000/-, I communicated
with iir•M.A.Soofi before the departure of the slow mail and ins
tructed him to release Yusuf Fakhru on arrival at Basrah and to
instruct him to return by the same steamer, and advise^ him not
to land at Basrah. Susequently noticing that a copy of the letter
had gone to the Chief Political Officer at Basrah, I telegraphed
to the deputy Chief Political Officer telling him what I had done
and giving him the gist of your last communication, in case any
contre^temps should occur.
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The matter was isax thus satisfactory arranged and the Deputy
Chief Political Officer informs me that Yusuf Fakhru is returning
by the steamer which takes this.
I am very glad to hear that Shaikh Isa acted so firmly in the
matter and did nol^allow himself to be swayed by the outcry of the
merchants. I am sure Sir Percy Cox would be too, o^ly as he is
up at the front at Kut-el-Amara, I have not been able to tell
him. If you think fit, you might tell Shaikh Isa this.
I agree with you that Yusuf Fakhru will have received a
lesson,and that it will be a warning to him and to other *>
Bahrein

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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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