'File W/4 Hostilities in Persia: Tangistan Blockade; Confiscation of Tea for Tangistan' [2v] (4/411)
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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Kuwait/ hk Bahrain is smuggled.
It will not do for Dilwar (about 30 in num
ber) and other Tangistani boats to find a refuge in
Bahrain harbour during the period of their ostracism.
I should be glad if you would give me a Jist of names
of nakhudas and owners and villages of all Tangistani
dhows noti at Bahrain: and at the same time let me
know if you think either of the following courses
would be feasible and if so which would be the easier
course to take-r to intern all now there, or that may
arrive by getting Shaikh isa with your co-operation
to take away the rudders of the boats and locking
them up ( a course which was used effectually in
Bushire some years ago), or (2) to expel them without
permitting them either to land or load cargo in Ma
nama and Muharraq or adjacent villages.
Or it might be possible to detain the dhows until
we know it Government will agree to seizing tliem^or
perhaps you can suggest some way of worrying them.
I see from a report of the Dilwar Customs* Officer
that fearing reprisals there all dhows have been sent
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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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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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