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'File W/4 Hostilities in Persia: Tangistan Blockade; Confiscation of Tea for Tangistan' [‎36r] (71/411)

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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Copy of a statoment of Yuauf bin Abdur Rahman Fa^hroo.
Reoorded on Slat Septombor 1915.

I poaaeaa the following, boats
(1) "Mansoori" (2) "Sehail* (3) ^Muwafiq* (4) H IIa9hiini w
(5) "Muwafiq" II (6) "Huaaaini" (7) "Tyyar" (B) ^ Ty8eer ,, -
and (9) a Baghlah named "Fatheh-ua-Salaam" and (10) one
Balam whose name I dont remember.
That besides the above I have four passenger Jolly boats
whioh ply between Ho]mrraq and Manama, and sometimes make
short trips to Qatif.
That "Wansoori" has a Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. name^ Muhammad Sulaiman
of Moharraq, and 19 rhalasis of different nationalities. I
bought this boat about six years ago from Kuwait, from one
Abdullah Samakah (Captain of Shaikh Mubarak's steam launch)
for Rs.6000/- and the vessel left Bahrain on the GrSrd of
Shawwal 1333 for the port of Muhammerah to take a oargo of
to
dates for Aden, and she is at Muhammsrah up idtl± nww.
2c That "Sehail" is lying at this -nort and will sail away
in the next Arabio month (Dhill Haj). The Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. in charge
is an Arab of Moharraq by name Ahmad bin Rashid Jalahma to
whom half of the boat belongs. I have not engared khalasis
for this boat as yet, but the number will be 15. That the
vessel orifrinaly belonged to Ahmad bin Rashid to whom I paid
Rs.2250/- and became a partner.
3. "Muwafiq" No.l has one Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. named Isa bin Abdullah
Mesharraf of Moharraq, and 14 Khalasis of different nationa
lities. Three years ago I bought this boat from one ''ejran
bin Ali of Moharraq (now deceased) for Rs.3000/- . She left
Bahrain for Qatif on the 27th of Shawwal 1333 and left Qatif
with a cargo of dry dates for Karachi on the 5th of this
Arabio month (Dhill Qaadah 1333).
4. That n Ha3hlmi ,, has one Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. named Khalil bin Ibrahim
of Moharraq and seven Khalasis of different nationalities.

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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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