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Coll 29/2 'Bushire Residency: question of transfer to Bahrain' [‎358r] (720/902)

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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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■i,
Draft Paper.
Department.
CX Baxter Esa., M.C.,
^OREI® OFFICE,
S.W. 1 .
To Government of India,
No. 3792, dated 29th
(V*V.
From Government of Inc
No. 3909-S, dated
5th December. /
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Dear Baxter,
We have been in correspondence
with the Government of India on the
question raised in your letter to me
of 13th November, No. E 5992/168/34,
about the Bushire Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , and I
enclose copy of the telegrams which
have passed. You will by now have
received a copy of the Political
Resident’s despatch of 12th
November reporting that the Sheikh
of Bahrein H would feel honoured by th<
presence of the Resident” if and
when it was decided to transfer 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. to his islands.
You will see from the
Government of India’s telegram of
5th December that they are disposed
to think that good grounds £an now
be shown for reopening the decision
of principle. We are on the whole
inclined to doubt whether this is
the case, but we would be glad to
know whether the Foreign Office
agree.' On the other hand, we/do 5EP
«*feel strongly that thore-io
•pparepm why .we should' not istill try
to turn to such advantage as is
possible the concession represented
by the removal of 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. , once
the Persian negotiations are resumed.
If/
^'938 5000 10/30

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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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