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File 1749/1921 ‘Persian Gulf:- Residency news summaries 1921-25’ [‎119r] (252/494)

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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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It is reported that the Russian Vice-Consul and the clerk mentioned above
have proceeded to Rafsinjan to spread Bolshevik propaganda and to examine
the prospects of opening up an agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. there.
A suspicious character giving the name of Fateh Ali left Kerman on the
27th November in the direction of Mishun whence he can proceed either to
Duzbab or Bandar Abbas. He is believed to be Khan Khoji an Indian
seditionist from Moscow who is trying to reach India mo, Duzdab.
Bandar Abbas. —(1st—22nd December.) JfiraaS.—Complaints of looting,”
fining and oppression continue to be made against Mir Barkat, his son Abdulla
Khan and Faqui Qasim.
'Hie Awazis, led by Syed Hasim and supported by Khan Sahib Ibrahim
Gilladari, appear to be actively intriguing against Qaid Muhammad Ali Khan
as they did in 1920.
Lingah .—Abdul Reza Kban, Deputy Governor Designate, arrived on the
14th November. Muhammed Reza Khan Satwat-ul-Mamalik left for Bastak
vi& Charak on the 18th November.
Melcran. —(1st—31st December.) One Sarfaraz is reported to have
brought four rifles from Debai and landed them at Sirik. Mohammed
Khudadad of Tutan has landed four rifles and two pistols at Gungan.
Mir Earkat is expected to arrive at Jask shortly.
ARABIA.
Mushat. —(26th November—23rd December.) His Highness the Sultan
of Maskat and Oman returned from India on the 14th December and was
followed by his son Saiyid Said on the 20th.
Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. .—No news of importance.
Bahrein. —(21st November—2nd December.) His Excellency the High
Commissioner for ’Iraq and party arrived on the 2r>th November. Sheikh
Fahad Beg of the Anaizeh, Subhi Beg, representing the interests of King
Faisul, and Sheikh Farhan arrived on the 26th. The party, accompanied by
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. , left for Ojair on the 27th to meet His Highness the Sultan
of Nejd and returned on the 3rd December, 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. having
returned three days previously.
The Sultan evinced anxiety at the trend of events between himself and
neighbouring countries and at a short interview later, implied that his interests
might suffer as he considered that future High Commissioners would be liable
to be influenced by the King of ’Iraq or his entourage who might misrepresent
affairs. He declared that he quite realised that all his interests lay in keeping
on good terms with His Majesty’s Government. His Highness invited 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. to visit him later on at Hassa or Riyadh.
The leading people of Manameh are greatly in favour of a scheme for the
Lighting and Water Supply of the town and the Sheikh’s consent to it is
being sought. His Excellency, however, is very obstructive in these days and
is opposed to the scheme—for no valid reason apparently.
Major Holmes, mentioned in last month’s summary, interviewed the
Sultan of Nejd regarding a concession for Oil and other rights. The latter is
believed to have consentei to all but a few minor details which he has
empowered Bin Mandil to complete in Basra. The terms appear to be very
generous to the Sultan. Major Holmes left for Basra immediately after his
return from Ojair.
Kuwait. —(1st—31st December.) His Excellency tbe High Commissioner
for ’Iraq arrived from Bushire on the 8th December, received a call from the
Sheikh, and left on the 9th for Basra. At a meeting which took place between
His Excellency and Bin Saud at Ojair an agreement relating to the demarca
tion of the frontier between Kuwait and Nejd was drawn up and signed by
Bin Saud. and is being submitted to the Sheikh of Kuwait for approval. The
line marking the Southern Boundary of Kuwait starts from the junction of
the Wadi-al-’Aujah with the Batin on the West, leaving Riqa’i to Nejd;

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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)
Arrangement

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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