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File 759/1912 'Henjam Coal Depot: Persian Customs' [‎107r] (218/434)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (215 folios). It was created in 1912-1923. 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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No. 853> dated Bushire, the 21 st (received the 30 th) March I9I4-
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From— CAPTAIN L. BirdwOOD, First Assistant 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 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. , (in the absence of the Resident).
To—The For^i^n Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and
Political Department, Simla.
I have the honour to forward, for the information of the Government of
India, a copy of the correspondence, noted in the attached list, concluding with
letter No. 16-C., dated March 10th, 1914, received from His Majesty’s Consul
at Bandar Abbas, in regard to the desire of the Belgian Director of Customs at
that port to erect Customs premises on the island of Henjam, and in this con- 1 \ .<* . \
nection to invite a reference to Sir Percy Cox’s letter No. 1686, dated June 28th,
1911.
2. Major Knox is at present away on tour but as the question is one in
regard to which he may wish to address Government by telegraph, I have
ventured to forward the correspondence in order that it may be available for ready
reference.
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List of enclosures.
( 1 ) From His Majesty’s Consul, Bandar Abbas, 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 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. , No. 2, dated 3 rd January 1914 . •
( 2 ) From 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 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. , to His Majesty’s Consul,
Bandar Abbas, No. 38 , dated 10 th January 1914 .
^ 3 ) From His Majesty’s Consul, Bandar Abbas, 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 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. , No. 26 , dated 15 th January 1914 .
U ) His Majesty’s Consul, Bandar Abbas, 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, No. 47 , dated 20 th January 1914 , with enclosure.
ic) From His Majesty's Consul, Bandar Abbas, 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 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. , No. 173 , dated 5 th March 1914 .
( 6 ) From His Majesty’s Consul, Bandar Abbas 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 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. , No. 15 -C, dated 5 th March 1914 .
{ 7 ) From His Majesty’s Consul, Bandar Abbas, 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 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. , No. 16 -C., dated 10 th March 1914 -
Telegram No. 2 , dated (and received) 3 rd January 1914 .
From —His Majesty’s Consul, Bandar Abbas,
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 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. .
Navigation Company s steamer iru j- admit Customs dues.
fwouldsuggesrtTarheshould^einforined that he can expect no support what-
soever from us in the matter.
Telegram No. 38 , dated 10 th January 1914 *
From— 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 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. ,
To His Majesty’s Consul, Bandar Abbas.
Your telegram No. 2 of 3rd January.
Please report how question of duty payable by Sha f
has arisen and whether it relates to Customs House at Bandar Abbas
Henjam.
If matter is urgent please wire outline of facts.
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The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, and notes relating to the creation of a coal depot at Henjam Island, alongside the existing telegraph station.

The discussion in the volume relates to the handling of relations with the Persian government in connection with the development of the coal depot at Henjam. Discussion centres on how British proposals could be best communicated, including the negotiating strategy involving Henjam and the naval base at Bassidu.

Further discussion surrounds plans and estimates; piers and infrastructure, protection, funding and accounting as well as the erection of a flagstaff.

Correspondents include the Viceroy; 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. ; Under Secretary of State, 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. ; Government of Indian, Marine Department; Director, Royal Indian Marine; and the Senior Naval Officer 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. .

Each part includes a divider which gives the subject and part numbers, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a 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 (215 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume. The subject 759 consists of one volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 215; 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.

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