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File 1749/1921 ‘Persian Gulf:- Residency news summaries 1921-25’ [‎127v] (269/494)

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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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Hamriyak boat& Es, 6,000.
The Za’ab Island ard Eas-el-Khaimek boats from Es, 7,000 to
Es. 10,000.
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Bajirain .—Negotiations are in progress with a view to obtaining written
consent from the Euler for the establishment of a company for supply of
electric power and water to Manameb Town. Several Companies have be
come interested but it is not desired to encourage them to send experts till
every possible source of delay has been removed.
The Heir-Apparent has agreed to take energetic steps this cold weather
to improve the roads throughout the Island of Manameh and has asked 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 assist with advice and a labour scheme.
Kuwait.— On the 2Hk September a party of Ikhwan, consisting of 300
camels and 50 horsemen under Ibn Ashwan, arrived at Subaihiyah and camped
there, ostensibly to prevent raids from the north.
On the following day a small party of ’Awazim, who were returning to
their tribe from Kuwait, were held up by them and asked what they had been
doing in Kuwait in contravention of Ibn Saud ! s orders. They replied that
they had not been in for the purpose of trade at all but merely to collect some
debts. They were told that that was no excuse, as Ibn Sand’s orders were
perfectly definite and Najd tribesmen were forbidden to enter the town for any
purpose whatsoever. Their money and camels were confiscated and the men
returned to Kuwait on foot. It is thought in Kuwait that Ibn Saud’s real
. object in establishing this post at Subaihiyah is to enforce his orders regarding
trading with the town.
The Kuwait pearling fleet, which was an extremely small one this year
and only numbered about 225 boats, returned during the week. The season
opened badly as regards the catch but improved later, and was considerably
better on the whole than that of the two previous years. The market has also
improved.
A consignment of eight rifles and some ammunition was detected being
smuggled from fne town in a small sailing boat belonging to a Persian s^4led^<t
in Kuwait. The Sheikh confiscated the boat, in addition to the arm^andf* :
imprisoned the owner and Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. . ~
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SGP!, Delti—XI—215(S)—7.12-22—17

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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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