'File 10/6 Pearl diving and pearl trade: Correspondence re:' [5r] (9/44)
The record is made up of 1 file (22 folios). It was created in 5 Jun 1929-18 Apr 1935. 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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1* Each divsr keeps a little acoount book, HESAB AL
SHARKSHI, whloli he buys froia tlie diving department for
6 annas, bearing liis and liis NakMuda's names* His
Naklmda is responsible that he possesses this book* If
he dives with a different Nakhudas The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. he has a different
book, no two Nakhudas The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. 1 aooounts being entered in one
book# The book shows on the debit side the amount of his
debt to the Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. or the amount of debt for whioh he was
taken over from a previous Hakhuda, and his advances, and
on the credit side it shows his earnings. The book is
kept by the diver himself except when the account is being
S* Hakhuda are required to keep a general account,
hesab al anumi, showing on the credit side, receipts
sale of pearlsj and on the debit side. Government Tax,
( per boat, ratio number of men) cost of rations*
Khams al Mahmal - ( one fifth of remainder, share
paid to the owner of boat)
One divert share to owner of the boat, shares paid to
divers, pullers, radiffs, eto«
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The file contains a paper entitled 'Vocabulary of diving terms', giving a list of terms for types of divers and persons related to diving, and descriptions of four diving systems; notes on advances and payments; notes on accounts; list of general terms relating to diving; miscellaneous notes on diving; correspondence between 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. , Bushire (Lieutenant Colonel Cyril Charles Johnson Barrett), and the American Consul in Baghdad, dated 1929, in which the Resident strongly advises the Consul against an American firm sending a pearl fishing ship to 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. , stating that the pearl fisheries had been conducted from time immemorial by the inhabitants of the Gulf coasts, and any interference by outsiders would be strenuously resisted and attended with considerable risk; press cuttings, 1934-1935; and note on levy recruits' diving debts.
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The papers are arranged chronologically from the front to the rear of the file.
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Foliation: The foliation system in use appears in a circle in the top right-hand corner of each folio. There is a second, uncircled, foliation sequence by which some of the folios are numbered (with gaps) 1-8, 18-19, 35-37, and 78-79 (folios 2-21).
Condition: Folio 21 is torn at one corner and some text is missing.
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