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'File 3/3 Persian Navy' [‎69r] (137/200)

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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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tradir. g flourished; fighting end bloodshed went on without
stint or respite; no ship could put to sea without fear of
attack; the pearl fishery was the scene of annual conflict;
and security of trade or peace there was none.
"hen the "Rri ti sh Government intervened, and British
Warships and Briti sh forces compelled peace and created
order on the Seas a There followed a series of maritime
truces, which led to the "reaty of Perpetual JPeace, and to
other "reaties between you. Chiefs, and the British Govern
ment *
"hanks to the work of the British Kavy and the
British Borces over more than a. century, you, Chiefs, and
jrour people can journejr where you will, and can trade or
go to the pearl fishery without fear of your enemies. We
have saved you from extinction at the hands of your enemies,
we have opened the seas to all and placed lights and buoys
for the shipping, we have brought steamers to supply you,
and now, the benefit of an Air Service for your merchants’
letters and pearls. Brom time to time fresh "reaties have
been made between you, Chiefs, and the British Government,
and always have we carefully preserved and increased the
ancient friendship between us — and we shall not allow
these things to pass.
Chiefs, out of the relations that were thus created,
and which by vour own consent constituted the British
Government the guardian of inter-tribal peace, the:'© grew
up political ties between the British Govern men t and your
selves, an?, the British Government became your overlords
and protectors, and you have relations with no other Bower.
Ever y/

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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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