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'File W/4 Hostilities in Persia: Tangistan Blockade; Confiscation of Tea for Tangistan' [‎77r] (155/411)

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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CONFIDENTIAL

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The Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India.

Bushire, 15th December 1915

Many thanks for your letter of the 5th about Tan^istani
boats going- to Bahrain, and taking away tea. etc.
The two Bandar Rig boats would be all right: no likelihood
of their men taking the goods to the Tangistani Coast, as apart
from the fact that they are our friends they have their own feud
with Tangistan, and are under very close control from the Khan,
our friend. Lawar is on the Dashti coast, not far from the
Khur-i-Ziarat, and is part of the appanage of our friend, Hussaftn
Khan of Dashti. Some of the goods might find their way into
Tangistan, but presumably a good part of them would be for
Hussain Khan's own district.
I enclose a list of the boats and owners and Nakhudas ix-
belonging to that part of the Dashti coast, which has so far
professed friendship towards us. This will be useful to you

and the Shaikh's "Port-officers" in seeing what are friendly
vessels, and what not. It was compiled by the Customs Vudir at
Lawar, who was specially sent down by the Director of Customs
here at our request and that of Hussain Khan in order to watch
and control traffic on that coast.
The friendly part of the Dashti coast extends from Kalat,
the most northern village of Dashti, to the mouth of the Khur-
i-Ziaret.
Bui Khair is part of the Baraki group of Tangistan ports,
consisting of Rustami, Gahi, Khabidu, Salimabadeh, Khurshabi,
Amari, Bui Khair, etc. The chief man at Amari professes friend
ship, and is known to be an enemy of Zair Khidhar. A Customs
Mudir was recently sent there too, and I will try and get you
a list of boats authorized to trade to those ports too. Their
requirements are not large, and if they want to take away appa
rently excessive quantities at any time, please say "No" to them.

The

Major T.H.Keyes,I.A.,
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. ,
BAHRAIN.

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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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This file is arranged approximately in chronological order.

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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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