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File 345/1908 Pt 2 'Mohammerah: situation. Sheikh's dispute with the Vali of Basra. decoration for Sheikh. renewed assurances to Sheikh.' [‎53r] (110/566)

The record is made up of 1 volume (281 folios). It was created in 1910-1915. 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.

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, ■ - 4 -^ W flip sheikh, or summoned to be
various local officials and notabies were invite<^by th ^ L went b d
present. About 8 a.m. Lieutenant Wilson His y M h imera h ; s he then
his Majesty’s ship ‘‘aXlctrS o^pShe sheikh’s palace^ On her
^teamed up the river to Failiyah and anc 1P , h ; accompanied by Haji
Arrival there Sheikh Chasib, the sheikh s ^ me hi behalf of his
She sheikh’s .chief adviser, catne on bo^d ece i v ed for the first
father, and on leaving His Majesty s s'op a ei the (j ove rnment of India,
time the salute of five ^T^f-hS Sat as soo/as all those expected had arrived
and tlllnnStsltlSld be sounded on shore, to let us know that they were
read At O ltout°9-30 a.m. , the bugle ^^cTmSaSdeSteHonouSbL R 7 Bridgeman,
with His Ma-jesty’s consul, and Lieutenant-Co ug H;g Exoe il ency the Sheikh,
with three of his officers, was good enoug > I P landing steps and conducted
with his sons and chief retainers, p ffiVfinXandth ^ the palace had
„s to the Durbar hall. For this purpose Ae hne vera^a the Durban s were
been fitted up. The floor was oar Pf on e § side and I myself opposite
arranged in two long rows of seats, avenue between the sheikh and
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essential that the presentation of *e . and accordingly the terns of both
observations from me and a reply f ^ It was considered that, m order not
had been discussed between us the p ,-1 d should be Persian; and as the
to touch Persian susceptibilities, the veinacu , ■ in t hat language it was
sheikh was shy of making formal remal \ S n] ° d by my mirza and Haji Rais
arranged that our respective addresses should^ ^ ^ edific y ati of the European
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Having concluded my observations IP Ma j esty ’ s ship “Redbreast, by
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conversation while bis Exceilency s a h ness w hich he may have started wit ,
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sheikh conducting me and my party to rhe landing st g , , , w r r
Anthem as we left. Maiesty’s ship “Redbreast” steamed back to Her
anchwagZtVhammerah, and^ the F^^^^^H/H^Mljetty the King conferring
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course. T i(rc
1 ’p Z COX, Lieutenant-Colonel,
F ' ' British Resident 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. .
Enclosure 3 in No. 1.
Remarks addressed to his ExcdUney
tile Order of Durbar at the Fadrya r
Palace on October 15, 1910.
Your Excellency, . had the pleasure of visiting you ashore, owing
IT is over a year now since 1 In r antine difficulties since my return,
firstly to absence in Europe and secoudlyto quara ^ ^ ^ to be able to visn
This has been a cause ot regret t
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Correspondence including telegrams, hand written letters and printed enclosures, discusses an attack by a Turkish gun-boat on a village - Zain, belonging to the Shaikh of Mohammerah - which lay on the Turkish bank of the Shatt al-Arab waterway. The correspondence outlines the circumstances that led to the quarrel between the Turkish authorities and the Sheikh of Mohammerah, and suggestions that the Porte should be urged to replace the Wali of Basrah with a less aggressive official.

Correspondence discusses the proposal to give the Shaikh of Mohammerah assurances against naval attack, whatever the pretext for such action; letters and telegrams also discuss the award of a decoration (Knight Commander of the Indian Empire) to the Shaikh of Mohammerah.

A letter (dated 7 December 1913) from Percy Zachariah Cox, 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 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. , outlines the Government of India's interests in Arabistan including: the oil fields and their future; irrigation; railway enterprises; telegraphs; Russian and German activity.

Correspondents include Percy Zachariah Cox, 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 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. ; Sir Gerard Lowther, Ambassador to Constantinople; Charles Murray Marling, Ambassador to Tehran; Sir Edward Grey, Secretary of State for Foreign affairs; Francis Edward Crow, H M Consul at Bussorah [Basra]; Arnold Talbot Wilson, H M Consul at Mohammerah; Shaikh Khazal bin Jabir, Shaikh of Mohammerah; Wali of Bussorah; Viceroy of India.

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1 volume (281 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: situation) 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: Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 278; 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.

The folio sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the one ending flyleaf.

An additional foliation sequence is also present in parallel throughout; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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File 345/1908 Pt 2 'Mohammerah: situation. Sheikh's dispute with the Vali of Basra. decoration for Sheikh. renewed assurances to Sheikh.' [‎53r] (110/566), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/133, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100030525713.0x00006f> [accessed 17 October 2019]

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