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File 345/1908 Pt 1 'Mohammerah: situation. British assurances to Sheikh.' [‎42r] (88/416)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (203 folios). It was created in 1904-1910. It was written in English. 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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4, Same thing is being done at Raw. Ronmiz.
5- In the Khaoan la,nds near Shuster leased by me
and occupied by my tribes Bakhtiari solars are demanding taxei
without r’icrht o p pr’ooodant 7 .
o. If I allow thi~. to on •'ierlo-u:, tronhlo will
without doubt ari .o and it will ho a.,OPibod to woakno My
4p
:,ub,iooto will broag oft f ron lO'O and will boo on o diounitod
and
Ici'lohu o/j bofol^o„ Bakhtiaoi Khan - .^ will v,qi]aPo tho Kuh^alu and
Kashgai and will then have the road open to fall on their
It in oaid that
hereditary foen. a. Bakhtiari will be wade Govornor
of Arabiotan„thie would inevitably produce conflict: Sirdar Leader of a tribe or a polity; also refers to a military rank or title given to a commander of an army or division.
Aooad 1 o wife boaoto that British Government han pronined not to
oppose him if he taker, stops to become Shah, I do not 'believe
thi;> but would like to be reassured on this point*
7 r Bakhtiaris are doing thi', from personal motives
ordigr here in perfect. My relations with Governor friendly*
my taxes paid up to date. Sirdar Leader of a tribe or a polity; also refers to a military rank or title given to a commander of an army or division. Assad has been wending me
messages a-', Minister of Interior particularly regarding Oil
Company : s affairs of an insulting nature which no Minister has
over sent me before*
8. British Government made no protest when I helped
Bakhtiari to turn out Shah and establish constitution: interests
of my rule and my uibjects demand that I should be on the winning
uda and if I continue to support acknowledgment of domination
of

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The correspondence discusses the situation regarding British assurances to the Sheikh of Mohammerah. The volume includes a description of the Sheikh's perception that, despite his good behaviour towards the British he has not been afforded the support provided to other Arab sheikhs in the Gulf as in Kuwait or Bahrain. Letters include an account of the explanation given to the Sheikh of Mohammerah that Britain recognized Bahrain and Kuwait as independent, in de jure as well as de facto terms; in contrast the British recognized the Shah's sovereignty over Mohammerah.

The correspondence discusses the practicalities of a customs arrangement between the Shah and the Sheikh of Mohammerah mediated by the British. Letters consider the circumstances under which Britain could intervene militarily to protect its interests in the Karun Valley in the event of disorder arising following interference by the Shah.

The correspondence discusses the scope and form of words of the assurance to be given to the Sheikh of Mohammerah and his male descendants, in the event of disorder following from a change in the Persian regime, be it of a royalist, nationalist, or constitutional nature as well as disputes with Bakhtiari khans.

Correspondents include: Shaikh Khazal Khan, Sardar Leader of a tribe or a polity; also refers to a military rank or title given to a commander of an army or division. -i-Afra, the Shaikh of Mohammerah; The Confidential Agent of the Shaikh of Mohammerah; Major Percy Zachariah Cox, Her Majesty's Consul at Bushire; Sir Edward Grey, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; Acting Consul of Mohammerah.

Each part includes a divider which gives the subject and part numbers, year the subject file was opened, subject heading, and list of correspondence references contained in that part by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 volume (203 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume. The subject 345 (Mohammerah) consists of two volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/132-133. The volumes are divided into two parts, with each part comprising one volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 203; these numbers are written in pencil 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.The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the one leading flyleaf.

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