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Coll 29/2 'Bushire Residency: question of transfer to Bahrain' [‎109r] (222/902)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (447 folios). It was created in 26 Apr 1929-5 Mar 1938. It was written in English and French. 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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A further advantage of establishing the
Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. at Bahrein now would he that such a
proceeding would, so to speak, drive a further nail
in the coffin of the Persian claim to Bahrein. The
Persians had not yet formally abandoned the claim,
and the more we strengtheij/ our position the
clearer it would be that we were determined to
resist^M, and the more difficult it would be for
the Persians to press it. ^
Finally he considered that the Government of
India were inclined to under-estimate the diffi
culties and complications resulting from the
continued maintenance of the political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. on
the Persian side of the Gulf. Although the
Persians, with their usual shrinking from finality,
had not formally pressed us to remove the
Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. - at any rate in recent years - the fact
that we continued to maintain on Persian soil, and
under the transparent and rather undignified
disguise of a Consul General, a political officer
who was virtually Governor of 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. , was
a ceaseless source of friction in our relations wit*
Persia. The Persians strongly resented the
arrangement/

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The file concerns the business case to transfer the Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. 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. from Bushire to Bahrain.

The file is composed of internal correspondence between British officials including the Foreign Office (C W Baxter), the British Legation at Tehran (Robert Henry Clive, Reginald Hervey Hoare), 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. officials (John Gilbert Laithwaite, John Charles Walton), the Political Residents 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. (Hugh Vincent Biscoe, Trenchard Craven William Fowle), 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. at Bahrain (Charles Geoffrey Prior), the Foreign Department and the Foreign Secretary to the Government of India, the British Consul at Basrah, HM Treasury, the Ruler of Bahrain, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa al Khalifah (Shaikh Ḥamad bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah).

The correspondence relates specifically to the following:

There is correspondence in French, with the Persian Foreign Minister and a newspaper cutting from Near East.

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1 volume (447 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 449; 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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English and French in Latin script
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