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'File 12/15 Political Agent's tour' [‎121v] (242/469)

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The record is made up of 1 file (233 folios). It was created in 19 Jan 1937-1 Feb 1945. 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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Coni iJ.satiftl
D.O.Ho.C/1171.
Dfited the 16th December 1941-
This is just to let you know that I visited Trucial
Oman (3harjah) by air on the 28th November and left the
same evening by hired launch for Khor Fakkan. Felly and
Abdur Razzaq were with me.
2. During the next afternoon (29th) we stopped at Dibah
for about an hour and went ashore. The beach here is about
6 miles long, between the mountain spurs running down to the
sea and there are a number of villages along the foreshore.
On the north is the village of BaiUh which belongs to the
Shihuh (Muscat subjects), in the centre is Dibah (named
"Hian" owing to its fort) this is inhabited by (awasim, foll
owers of Shaikh Khalid, Regent of Kalbaj on the south again
are a string of poor habitations belonging to Sharcjiyin
followers of Fujairah.
Behind the whole are pleasant date groves and the
people seem to divide their attention between fishing and
agriculture. %ell water is plentiful and of good quality
and seeps down the ' adi Faiyah from the high mountains behind.
On the northern edge of Dibah (Hisn) stands the tower
ft
erected by the Qawasim to discourage agressions by their
neighbours, the >hihuh. This tower has been a bone of
contention ever since it was begun and forma one of the
subjects for discussion between Shaikh Khalid and the Sultan
of Muscat. The population of Dibah is estimated at 6 - 7
The Hon’ble Lieutenant Colonel hundred /-
< •. R • Hay, C«X. F.,
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. ,
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Bushire.

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The file contains correspondence and telegrams sent and received 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. at Bahrain, Hugh Weighman, mostly from 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. and 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. at Sharjah, regarding arrangements and programmes for his official visits to the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. and Qatar. Some visits were carried via HMS Shoreham , so there is also correspondence with its Captain, G H Faulkner, and with British Overseas Airways Corporation representatives, regarding the fares to be paid by the Agent when staying in their Fort in Sharjah.

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The documents in the file are mainly in English. There is correspondence in Arabic with English translation, with Shaikh Abdullah bin Qasim al Thani, Ruler of Qatar, regarding 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. at Bahrain's visit to Qatar.

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1 file (233 folios)
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The papers in the volume are arranged chronologically. There are file notes at the end, on folios 224-234. The notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the file.

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Foliation: The main foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the back cover with 235; 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. An additional foliation sequence is also present in parallel between ff 4-234; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.

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