'File W/4 Hostilities in Persia: Tangistan Blockade; Confiscation of Tea for Tangistan' [69r] (139/411)
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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Your letter of November 6th: about Tanglstanl boate.
SnaiKM laa has isuuect the nscesBary Instructions.
then the nly boat that has come in was from La war.
On my return Armour told me that Mirza Ismail had
reported to him that during ny absence 5 Tan^lstanl boai.s had
come here and returned with large cargoes of tea, that the
inon rcre disguised as Arabs, but boasted that they had been In
the fighting against us. That Wassmus had offerred a reward
for a British Officer etc. etc. Yusuf Kanoo tells me that
ChlcX 's friend, Zair Muhammad, had come to him with the snme
story with various frills, such as that Kaji Zair Hassan had
received a letter from Wassmus, that he had found out that
there was very little foundation o tho ^jbry, an! that event-
-ually Zair Muhammad had had it written to Bushire by one of
As far as I can gather, five boats came in during my aosence
and took away between them 800 chests of tea. Two were
from Bandar Rig, one from Lawar, one from Karri and one from
Bui Khair. These last two, which took away the bulk of
the tea,were probably enemy boats.
The story about Zair Hassan's letter frOB wd&mus is ri.iiculous^,
and, on being questioned / Zair Muhammad admitted it was a lie.
He is a thoroughly untrustworthy man, and a fool.
I have informed the Persian merchants that if I catch
any one selling goods to a Tangistan boat without my permlsslai
I will see that he does not replenish his stocks from India.
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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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