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'File W/4 Hostilities in Persia: Tangistan Blockade; Confiscation of Tea for Tangistan' [‎67r] (135/411)

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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conaldarataly treated* Aftar leaving Borasjun the «al«
n»mbara of the party conaistin^: of Kajor O'Connor, Kr»&Bith
Ad»istant Jup e r In tendon t I.S.T«D»f Hr« Ferguson Hanap-er Itt-
perial Bank of Perala, }ir« Ayrton Accountant ler. Pet-
!
tlgrew Clerk I. '. ■ ♦D., - r. LiTlngatone (merchimt) were ta^can
to Ahrara, while the ladles lire. Ferguson and two daughters,
t and Mrs. Smith were sent In to Hushlre under eecort arrlr-
Ing on the 20th instant#
The two Khan a Zalr ?Oiidhar and Shaikh Husaain sent in
propoaala regarding the release of the r^riaon^ra ao follown:-
(i). the return ef all Persian and 3erman prlaonere taken
on Persian eoil.
(8)• The return of certain nonlee belon^inir to two of the
hostile Xhana sequestered during the oocurvation.
(3). Ill® withdrawal of the British troops frntn Hushire*
Theee terms are not likely to comrend the^selree to Hie
Majesty's CrOYemment, and it la to be noted that the 2nd and
3rd appear to hare been added by the local Jrians and do not
appear in the original Ultiroatun of the "Hatinal Cornni ttee w
Letter® from Uajor O'Connor acsA ahow that the prlaoners
are being well treated and it ie unlikely that the Khans will
maltreat them as it would be against their own interests to
do so •
His Majesty's Minister telepraphs that the Persian Go-
yerninent apT )ear to be genuinely horrified at the occurrence
and are sending strong telegrams to the Qawara and ooulet ^nd
others to effect the release of the prisoners# It is hoped
that if the Persian Government are strong enough the matter
will be satisfactorily arranged in this way.
(Si) A.?,Trevor, Major,
Deputy 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. .

and ilr. Misso Haad Clsrk and 10 N.C.Os an I ron
of inth B.T j .Consular Escort

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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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