'File W/4 Hostilities in Persia: Tangistan Blockade; Confiscation of Tea for Tangistan' [49r] (97/411)
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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B A H R A IN.
I wrot© a report about Yu^ur Fa'hru which you
will geVoy post, but, as there have toeen developments since,
I am sending this by AitKen, and aslcing him to have it
telephoned out to you, in case you are not in Town.
Yusuf FaXhru has quite established his innocence of the
charge of protecting Tangsiri boats by fraudulent transfer
of ownership, and his papers have proved that he refused to
assist the Turlcs in Qatar. There are, of course, no
traces of any dealings with the Germans in connection with
their political schmemes.
He has b en very frank, and has given me every assistance
in examining his books. He says that when I explained
to Shaikh Isa the connection of the Tangslris with the
Gorman scheme, he became alarmed and repented of having had
anything to do with them, and consequently has had less to
do with the Tangslris than before. From an examination
of his books and letter book I have come to the conclusion
that tnls is true, and that he has merelv
Shaikh Isa has been very stout-hearted for a change, ana
has refusedto listen to the howls of the merchants.
They besie^ the mosque and drove Shaikh Jas m to despair,
till finally he appealed to me to release him.
Yusuf Fakhru being Innocent of two of the charges against
him, and the third being somewhat ancient history he cant
do any more harm as a German agent), j - think t e fright he
hns had and a bond for 35,000/ undertaking to keep clear
of all political intrigues will be sufxlcient.
He has ha^ a
and taken goods in exch
He has ha-! a thoUA*^
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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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