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File 1749/1921 ‘Persian Gulf:- Residency news summaries 1921-25’ [‎117r] (248/494)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (240 folios). It was created in 17 Mar 1921-29 Mar 1926. 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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CONFIDENTIAL.
Confidential Summary of News received by His Majesty’s 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. for the month of December 1922.
PERSIA.
Mohammerah .— (24th November—31st December.) His Excellency
Sir Percy Cox, High Commissioner for Iraq, arrived in Mohammerah on the
23rd November and left on the 24th by H. M. S. “Cyclamen” which
had arrived that day. He was the guest of Sir Arnold and Lady Wilson who
left for Bushire on the 27th.
Mr. E. G. B. Peel, Consul for Arabistan, arrived on the 29th November
en route to Ahwaz but was detained a few days by illness.
Lieutenant-Colonel A. P. Trevor, 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. ,
arrived on the 11th December in R. T. M. S. “Lawrence ” with Sir Arnold and
Lady Wilson from Bushire. Lieutenant-Colonel A. P. Trevor left for the Gulf
on the 13th December.
Sheikh Abdul Hamid, Deputy Governor of Ahwaz, and Haji Rais-ut-
Tujjar returned from Bushire on the 10th December.
M. Arjumond, the new Director of Post Offices in Arabistan, arrived on
the 16th December and has taken over Postal Charge from the Director of
Imperial Persian Customs, He has intimated that all correspondence relating
to the Persian Post Office should in future be addressed to him.
The Vice-Consulate launch was repaired and returned by Messrs. Strick,
Scott & Co. on the-5th December {vide last month’s summary).
Several launches have ceased plying between Mohammerah and Basra as
a protest against the existing passport regulations. The owners have inter
viewed the Sheikh in this connection.
Ahicaz. —(25th November—16th December.) E. G. B. Peel, Esq., arrived
on the 7th December.
Sheikh Abdul Hamid, Deputy Governor of Ahwaz, wired from Bushire
that he was accorded an interview by His Imperial Majesty the Shah who
accepted messages from the Sheikh of Mohammerah.
Shushtar .—No news of importance.
Bizful. — (1st November—8th December). His Excellency Mushar-ud-
Dowleh, Governor-General of Arabistan, arrived on the 24th November and
proposed to leave on the 11th December.
Sadiq Khan, Chief of the Sag wand, left Dizful to join his tribe.
Through the mediation of Arshad-ed-Dowleh Bakhtiari, the Sheikh of
Mohammerah has reinstated Sheikh Earhan in his territory at Earajabad and
Dehnou.
But for a few shots occasionally fired at night, the town is quiet. The
Police, whose pay is three months in arrears, have been advanced a month’s
pay by order of the Governor-General.
Isfahan. —(12th November—17th December.) His Imperial Majesty the
Shah received the Bakhtiari Khans at Kumiseh. The Ilkhani, Ilbeghi, Sirdar
Jang and several of the younger Khans came to meet him accompanied by 150 . m '
sowars. He reached Isfahan on the 13th December and drove through theo
Chah Bagh, which had been profusely decorated, to the palace of Chehel Sultan. ’
The town was illuminated and there were several displays of fireworks during y
the visit.
The new Governor-General, Amir ’Iqtidar, has so far held no official
reception. He appears to be well-intentioned but does not like Isfahan.
Sirdar Ashja, the late Governor-General, has recovered sufficiently to
enable him to set out shortly for Tehran.
FNC. in INDIA FOR TIG X
FECRETARY’S no 12 m
DATED FEB 8.’
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This volume mainly contains copies of printed monthly summaries of news (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. Diary entries) received by the British 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. , and 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. Political Department minute papers prefacing and commenting on the news summaries.

The news summaries cover the period January 1921 to December 1925 (there is no summary for February 1921). Summaries from January 1925 to July 1925 cover fortnightly rather than monthly periods. The summaries were compiled by 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. (Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Prescott Trevor, Acting 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. Stuart George Knox, Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Beville Prideaux, and Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Gilbert Crosthwaite, respectively).

The summaries cover areas in Persia [Iran] including: Mohammerah [Khorramshahr], Dizful [Dezful], Ahwaz [Ahvāz], Ispahan (Isfahan), Shiraz, Behbehan [Behbahān], Bushire, Bunder Abbas [Bandar Abbas], Kerman, Mekran [Makran], Shushtar, Bakhtiari, and Lingah. They also cover Muscat, the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. , Bahrain, and Kuwait.

The summaries cover various subjects, including: movements of British officials, Persian Officials, non-officials, and foreigners; health; Persian ports; arms traffic; military affairs; the Anglo-Persian Oil Company; the Shaikh of Mohammerah; and roads.

The volume includes a divider which gives the subject number, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 volume (240 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

The subject 1749 ( 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. :- Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. news summaries 1921-25) consists of one volume only.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 237; 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. The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the leading and ending flyleaves. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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