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'File W/4 Hostilities in Persia: Tangistan Blockade; Confiscation of Tea for Tangistan' [‎40r] (79/411)

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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Telegram P., dated the 25th (received 26th) August 1915.
From—His Majesty's Secretary of State for India, London,
To—His Excellency the Viceroy, Simla.
Bushire. Deportation of Karguzar and Governor as proposed by you is
approved of by His Majesty's Government. This is with reference to your
telegram of the 13th instant.
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Telegram P., No. S. 881, dated the 27th August 1915.
From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Simla,
To—The Secretary to the Government of Bombay, Political Department, Bombay.
Please refer to Foreign and Political Department's telegram of 20tli
August, No. S. 855. Have the Karguzar and his brother, the Governor of
Bushire, arrived at Bombay ? Please report. We should like to receive views
of the Bombay Government as to suitable place of residence for them. Govern
ment of India are prepared to consider Governor's wishes in the matter in
the absence of political objections to his choice.

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Telegram P., No. 500 C., dated the 27th (received 28th) August 1915.
From—M ajor A. P. T revoe , C.I.E., Officer on Special Duty 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. ,
Bushire,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
Please refer to my telegram No. 410 C.
The Karguzar, whose original intention was to accompany his brother, the
ex-Governor of Bushire, to England or India now informs me that the state of
his finances will not permit him to do so, and enquires whether he may be
allowed to proceed via Ahwaz-Ispahan route up country. When Governor of
Bushire left, Karguzar stayed behind in order to settle up affairs in connection
with disposal of property, &c. I do not suppose there will be any objection
to his adopting proposed plan ? Karguzar further states that three months*
leave had been given him by Minister for Foreign Affairs; this statement
is, I believe, correct, and Karguzar now asks me to give him advance of pay
for three naonths. I have, however, refused to accede to his request as he can
draw his pay direct from Tehran if he remains in Persia.
Addressed Tehran ; repeated Basrah,

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Telegram R., No. 498 C., dated the 5i7th (received 28th) August 1915.
From— M ajor A. P. T bevor , C.I.E., Officer on Special Duty 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. ,
Bushire,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla,
Shiraz telegram No. 293, August 26th:— Begins. Reference Bushire
telegram No. 490 C.
I venture to submit my views on general situation for consideration.
Condition of affairs at and near Borasjun is obviously intolerable and its
continuance threatens to involve Kashgai and other tribes from further (?)
inland. Immediate punishment of expedition would undoubtedly be most
satisfactory method of dealing with situation, but as pointed out by Your
Excellency in your telegram No. 105 to Government of India aggressive
action on our part at this moment would almost certainly set whole of
Southern Persia in a blaze and would certainly render position of British
subjects (in) Shiraz and perhaps at Ispahan very precarious.
P. A . j F?) ctAx

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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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