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'File [B 29] Arab States monthly summaries from 1929 to 1931' [‎95r] (194/600)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (298 folios). It was created in 3 Oct 1928 - 11 Jan 1932. 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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( q ) id nan .
There exist feuds "between the Shaikh of 43man
and the "bedouin A1 Bu Shamis. On the 28th August 1929 the
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Shaikh equipped a party of the Awamir "Bedouins and some
men from igisan to raid the A1 Bu Shasiis. When the% reached
the frontier they found a Shamisi Fidawi of Shaikh Sultan
"bin Saqiar, Buler of Sharftah, going to A1 Bu Shamis with
letters. They suspected intrigue "by Shaikh saqar and fired
on the messenger wounding him and his camel. They carried
him to the Shaikh of AJman, who opened the letters "but
found nothing incriminating the Shaikh of Sharaah, Shaikh
Sultan has demanded the return of his fidavi and the
letters*
(d) Has al Khaimah .
Heference paragraph 73 of August.
There is as yet no change in the hostile attitude
of the Shaikh of Bas al Khaimah towards the proposal for
a Hoyal Air force refuelling base.
(e) lamriyah .
Shaikh Abdur Rahman "bin Saif, Headman of Hamriyah
has offered to "build a petrol store at lamriyah, prorided
that creek is suitable for seaplanes.
B AHREIN .
( a) Arahs and Jews .
The Palestine incidents caused some excitement
in Bahrein. On the 19th September the local MUntada Islaml
(Muslim Association) held its anniversary. Shaikh Muhammad
"bin Shaikh Isa was in the chair. One of the members
proposed a resolution of protest against harsh and unjust
treatment of Arabs in Palestine, "but the Secretary having
pointed out that the Muntada was a purely social "body, the
motion was dropped without discussion.
A newly recruited * iracLi bandsman of the Jaaf-
riyah school assaulted a jew in the "bazaar, which caused

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The file contains monthly news summaries compiled at the British 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 Consulate-General, Bushire and signed by, or in most cases initialed on behalf of, 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. . The file contains 12 reports, one copy of every summary from No.1 of 1929, entitled Summary of the news from the Arab States for the month of January 1929 , dated 20 February 1929 to No.12 of 1931, entitled Summary of the news from the Arab States for the month of December 1931 , dated 11 January 1932.

The news summaries use standard subject headings to report the latest developments in the Gulf region, starting with the movements of British officials and non-officials, Arab rulers and notables; the movements and interests of foreigners, especially American missionaries, French and Germans and the territorial interests of King Ibn Saud (also referred to as Bin Saud) of Saudi Arabia.

These are followed by country profiles for Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman and Trucial Oman. The country profiles report on British interests; the activities of rulers; riots and crimes; diplomatic relations; tribal raids, fighting and wars; commerce and trade; trafficking in arms and slaves; oil exploration and pearling; transport and communications; weather conditions; education; and local government. Other subjects regularly reported include aviation, the British Navy and the health of the Arab ports.

The news summaries are typewritten carbon copies or printed, with occasional minor handwritten corrections. Each summary is five to eleven pages long and the last page usually contains a distribution list naming ten to fifteen regular recipients.

At the front of the file are secret and confidential, mainly copy, letters between the Governments of India and Zanzibar, the Local Government of Bombay and the Bushire 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 response to a request from the Government of Zanzibar for intelligence reports on Gulf Arabs visiting Zanzibar and the spread of communist propaganda under the Bombay Presidency, 21 January 1929 to 18 July 1929 (folios 8-14). It was agreed that 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. at Bushire would send extracts from the Arab States monthly summaries relating to Gulf Arab visitors and the Bombay Government would send the Bombay Presidency Police Secret Abstract of Intelligence , direct to the Zanzibar Government.

Extent and format
1 volume (298 folios)
Arrangement

The correspondence at the beginning of the file is arranged chronologically. This is followed by the news summaries, which are arranged chronologically and by summary number.

Physical characteristics

Original pagination sequence: each news summary is numbered sequentially after the title page, which is unnumbered. The number is typewritten and appears at the top of every page of the summary, in the center.

Second foliation sequence: every folio in the file has been numbered sequentially, starting at the front of the file. The number is handwritten in pencil in the top right hand corner of every folio and encircled.

Condition: the news summary for September 1930 is damaged. Some of the words on the right hand side of pages 4 and 5 are missing because these pages are torn along the outer edge (folios 182-183).

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