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Coll 29/2 'Bushire Residency: question of transfer to Bahrain' [‎427v] (859/902)

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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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Majesty's Government agree, subject
to the concurrence of the Sheikh, to
the removal of the headquarters of the
Kesident to Bahrein when the time comes.
3. It mu Id have been preferable,
if possible, to avoid any communication
to the Sheikh of Bahrein on the subject
until the treaty negotiations with
Persia had reached a satisfactory
conclusion and, the Persian claim to
Bahrein had been abandoned. In the
ill
light of the latest developments the
Secretary of State is, however, disposed,
subject to the concurrence of the
Secretary of State for/// Foreign Affairs
/jthe Colonies andT
and
the cecretary of State for Foreign
affairs, to think that steps ought to
be taken without further delay to sound
the Sheikh of Bahrein as to his willingne
to agree to the transfer 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.
to his islands in due course. From
Colonel Biscoe’s telegram of 3rd
October, do. 885, it will be seen that
the Resident hopes to visit Bahrein
early in November, and unless the
Government of Inaia and the Resident
are of opinion that the rumours now
reported from Basra, to which reference
is made in Tehran telegram, No. 249 0 f|
-do October, to the Foreign Office, make
an earlier communication, possibly by
the/

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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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