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'File W/4 Hostilities in Persia: Tangistan Blockade; Confiscation of Tea for Tangistan' [‎60r] (121/411)

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. of 1915.
POLITICAL AGENCY An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. .
BAHRAIN, the 19th November 1915.

4o

To

His Exoellency Ghailrh Isa bin Ali A1
Khalifab, C.S.I.,
Chief of Bahrain,
BAHRAIN.

After Complimonce,
I have been directed to
inform you that Huoaain Khan of Chahkutah
in Dashti has obeyed the instructions of
the Persian Government and has undertaken
to co-operate with the British in keeping
in chect, by force of arms if necessary,
the hostile sections of the Dashtis and
Tangistania. Abdul Ramid Fhan of Dayyir
is alao friendly.
The British and Persian Governments have
/
sent a Fudir to Lawar, Hussain Khans
principal portend wish to rive all assis
tance to persons trading from there and
from Dayyir.
Boats from these ports will therefore be
given passes signed by Hussain Khan,
Abdul Hamid Khan or the Customs Mudir, and
I have the honour to request that you will
instruct your Customs ar^d other officials
to send persons holding such passes to me,
so that the passes may be countersigned
in order to secure the holders from being
troubled by British ships. Aa regards
boats from other ports of Tangiatan and
Dashti,

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-P

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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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