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'File W/4 Hostilities in Persia: Tangistan Blockade; Confiscation of Tea for Tangistan' [‎85r] (171/411)

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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From - Agha Ali i)ashti,
i .mdir of Liawar, Dashti Coast. Lawar.
To - H.G.Chiok, jJgqr: C.I.ii., Bushire.
Dated ^tb 3afar (=13th Jeoember 1915).

1. Jrorr. the day that i arrived at the raort of Lawar, no "boat
taking a Jawaz hao left for Bahrain; except that two boats loaded
sheep, bullocks, havks from the oreek at Khan, and went to Bahrain.
-»-hey brought baok smuggled goods on their return, J-'heir sailing and
return was without Jawaz or pas^. i; aw astonished as to how they
were not seized In Bahrain in aooordanoe with the arrangement
mentioned in our interview.
2, He regards the hostily in Dashti. However greatly they have
tried and wished to upset the relations between Hussain Khan and
the tribes, who are pledged to him, the acfctais attempts of the
mischief-makers have been spoilt by the excellent plans of Zair
Abdullah ^han and Faqih Muhammad Khan. Up tilljf now the hostile
parties have been urging a general peace, so that each one of them
should remain, where he lives, and as this course was against the
interests of Hussain Khan, i.e. some of his properties were in
their hands, he would not agree. On this account there has arisen
a little ill-feeling between him and ^aqih Zain-ud-Din: although
they hold to their former accord, yet inwardly they are not on
good terms, and the hostile parties will soon take advantage of
this state of affairs to create lasting ill-feeling between them.
At this juncture it is very necsssary that you should assist
and show kindness to iiussain Khan: and you should, as quickly as
may be despatched for some da^s to Dashti either Zair Abdullah
ivhan or Faqih ^uhamnad Khan to arrange natters between them and
put a stop to the intrigues o^ the hostile narties.
This matter is of the greatest importance, and would be very
timely: if this step is delayed, it may be that a^aira, in Dashti
may take an irremediable turn, it is very necessary to send either
one or the other of them quickly.

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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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