Coll 29/2 'Bushire Residency: question of transfer to Bahrain' [175r] (354/902)
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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is. Article X„ Slavery. It is perhaps rather late
in the day to make any alteration, hut we should like to
make one suggestion which appears to he really only a
matter of drafting viz. the omission in Article I of
the Protocol of the words u de 1 T esclavage", The
Convention of 1882 deals with the traffic in slaves:
The words referred to do not appear in the draft Treaty
or the Preamble to the Protocol, hoth of which
merely refer to n la traite des esclaves n j the whole
protocol only deals with the Slave trade on the waters
of the Gulf (including territorial waters) and the words
lI de 1 ’esclavage” in Article 1 accordingly seem superfluous,
while thereis perhaps the danger that their insertion might
give the Persians an excuse for claiming an interest m
anti-slavery measures in the territories of the Sheikhs
on the Arab Coast, which might prove embarrassing.
yg. Ar ticle XIII. As you will see from the letter
to Fraser-Tytler enclosed, we have asked the Government of
India whether they concur in this Article in its present,
form, and are prepared to give the undertaking which the
' Foreign Office and Treasury desire.
14. X am sending copies of this letter to Moore, Grieve
Parkinson, Harris, Toovey, and Bowyer.
^ r» i M-rowMTE.
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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:
- liaising with the Shaikh of Bahrain
- liaising with the Persian Foreign Minister
- rumours that 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. was to be moved to Darin Island [Tārūt Island, Saudi Arabia]
- preliminary arrangements
- views of the Government of India and the Foreign Office, that the transfer should happen immediately
- Biscoe's estimate of cost of transfer, discussion with the Treasury
- estimated annual savings for telecommunications.
There is correspondence in French, with the Persian Foreign Minister and a newspaper cutting from Near East.
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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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