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'File 3/3 Persian Navy' [‎47r] (93/200)

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The record is made up of 1 file (98 folios). It was created in 5 Feb 1932-29 Dec 1937. It was written in English and Arabic. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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Telegram Cypher.
From
To
Resident, Bushire
Political, Kuwait
No
766.
Dated the 7th September 1933
Addressed Political Agents, Kuwait, Bahrain
(who will distribute to Qatar and all trucial Shaikhs
latter through Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Agent), Muscat, (who will in
struct Treasury Officer to ask Council to give circular
publicity along northern coast up to MUSANDUM), repeated
^4 U4
to Senior Naval Officer for informati
of circular telegram of which His Majesty’s G-overnraent
desires translations shall be communicated in writing
(with spare copies) at once to Majlisses of Shaikhs of
Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, all Trucial Shaikhs and Sultan
of Muscat, who should be requested to give copies to
all their notables, and by all other possible means to
make it public.
2. His Majesty’s Government contemplate that if
and when a satisfactory note is received from the Persian
Government a further written circular will be sent for
communication on the Arab Coast,
3. Please telegraph briefly in due course what ef
fect is produced by present circular.
4. For your personal information only and not to
be divulged: First destroyer flotilla nine strong is
expected arrive Henjam September 15th for the purpose
of showing flag along south coast of Arabia and Arab
shore of Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. .
My immediately preceding te w gives text
-RESIDFNT-
—ooo-

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This file concerns visits of Persian warships to Arab ports. The two main issues discussed are whether Arab rulers in the Gulf should be formally notified prior to any visits to their ports by Persian warships, and, in cases where notification has not been received, whether a call to visit should be accepted. Much of the file consists of copies of telegrams relating to this matter between the 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. in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , the Government of India's Foreign and Political Department, and the British Minister, Tehran. Other correspondents include the following: 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. , Kuwait; the Secretary to the 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. in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. ; the Secretary of State for India; the Foreign Office; the Senior Naval Officer, Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. ; the Ruler of Kuwait, Shaikh Ahmad al-Jabir as-Sabah [Shaikh Aḥmad al-Jābir Āl Ṣabāḥ].

Other matters discussed in the file include: a reported incident of an officer of a Persian warship hauling down a British flag at Basidu [Bāsaʻīdū]; a subsequent tour of the Gulf by a flotilla of eight British destroyers, and its perceived effect on opinion in Kuwait.

The file also includes a copy of an address, given by the 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. to the Trucial Chiefs [rulers of the Trucial states A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. ] at Dibai [Dubai], on 23 September 1933.

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1 file (98 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 100; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. Two additional foliation sequences are also present in parallel between ff 2-99, and ff 3-99; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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