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'File W/4 Hostilities in Persia: Tangistan Blockade; Confiscation of Tea for Tangistan' [‎66r] (133/411)

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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Th^ Deputy ^olltloal
Bujihlra#
Th3 Consular Offican at ''uhamniareh,Ahwaz and Bandar Abbas.

CIRC AH MaagQHAIfaim ^
1 preauin^ you rec ^lYM direct froc th« Legatinn the
various CiroulArB about the improved attitude ©f tha Perelfn
aoTremiuent and it» deolaratlor to obs ^rre an attitude of
benevolent neutrality towarde Its neighbours oreat Britain
and miaaia, ao I did not send any fro*! h^re,
Ae you hav^ probably heard Hie Majesty 9 * Conaul,Shlrae,
and Uia arltiah Colony were arreated 4n the 10th Noverber
and brought down to Jorasjun arriving there on the l?th« It
appeara that on the morning of the 10th Hove Vber the Gendar
merie, having prevloualy cut the telegraph wlree, occupied
all the pointa of vantage in Jhlraz and a body styling Itself
the Rational Comnittee for the Troteotion of Persian In
dependence* (whloh apparently conaleted of Persian Gendarmerie
Officers raasquerading as Patriots with the aeman Consul as
their adviser) delivered an Ultinatuzr. to ::ajor 0•Connor
saying Uiat the houses of the britlah ooffmunity would be
bombarded after half an hour if within that space of tlr?e he
did not a^ree to the arrest of hinself and the British core-
siunity and their despatch under escort to Bushire, there to
be exchanged for Persian and German prisoners arrested on the
neutral soil of Persia. The party was brought down in cor?-
parative comfort! there was a hostile denonstration at Kazerun
and their horses were taken away # but otherwise they were
oenslderately

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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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