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'File W/4 Hostilities in Persia: Tangistan Blockade; Confiscation of Tea for Tangistan' [‎70r] (141/411)

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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They seem to realise that I can play the devil with theii
trade If they do not pliy the ^nie, 1 dont thlnX any
more stuff will ^et thsou^h, but, as you Know, it is hard
to find out about boats that sneaK round by Hidd, whore we
have £ot several enemies.
Will 'you let me Know more exactly who Is f-riendly ?
A man in the Lawar boat who comes from Ziarat told me that
Ziarat was under Hussain Khan, a nephew of one Jama] nan,
who was friendly, the head of the Khanasir of KarKi he called
him, but this means nothing to me. He s r (id that ilussain
Khan had sent away all the Tan^siri boats from Ziarat, an 1
that they were mostly beached on thei" r own coast no''.
Where is Tahiri ? NaKhal Taqi, another place that fre-
-quently fi-ures in my reports, is, as far as T remember, in
Ras Bandan Bay, and hence friendly.
Zair Ghulum a-ul Zair Hussain who, I understand, were
deported during the military occupation, are here now living
with Haji Zair Hassan, who says he will be responsible for
them. Zair Ghulum ha I 9 passport signed by <13 son. I thinl;
by the way, I ought to have been told that he was sending a
deportee to Bahrain. Zair Hassan says Zair Hussain has
been sent for by Agha Khalil.
It is very annoying only being able to communicate
with you every three weeKs or so. I have had no up letters
for a month, and the last down steamer did not bring any down
mail or Routers. our last news is November 8th:
We cannot get a down mail till the 18tht, that is five weeks
after the last.

Major A.P.Trevor, C.I.E.,
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. ,
Basrah.

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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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