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Coll 20/10 'Muscat: S. W. Boundary of (Muscat-Aden): Spheres of Responsibility of the Air Authorities in Iraq and Aden' [‎61r] (121/200)

The record is made up of 1 file (98 folios). It was created in 26 Mar 1930-27 Jul 1947. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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' British Consula+e ar'd i-'olitical
7>,0. No. 199/C. "7 r I -VtPncy,
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the IPth October, 1933,
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^ear Colonel Loch,
^leane refer to your con^jdentjal c 1 eni-of cial
letter TT 0 .lf95-S of ^th October.
??. n> he first Arabic letter pharbat is .
^his according to the Hunterian s^sten is transcribed as
dh. Catcher, the well-known Arabic scholar and prannarian
and ^niro transcribe c^C’as d., whilst in the system of
* -gC-
International i^honetics s^/^is transcribed as " & ".
3. ^or the ordinary lawman to attain to anythinp like
a correct nronunciation it would seem that the Hunterian
system is the best. '"he actual sound of the word is
’Maurabat", rendered in continental (i.e. no+ i^nplishj
pronunciation, with +he so’jnd of the *t ^ carried on into
+ he following word ’’Ali”.
4. ’’’he priraary meaning of Mharabat •' is a blow or
/ / ^
calamity, and is derived ’ from i—? {j? ’’to strike”. Hence
+he literal translation of '^as bharabat All is ” ri he Cape
of the Hlov; of Ali H .
'’hie oripin of this title accordinp to local renute
*
is as follows:-
In the early da^ r s o 41 * Islam the Imam f Ali, with a
devoted band, was wander! np inthe vicinity of Has "Hharbat
Mi, where he encountered a local chieftain whom he wished
to proselytize. P! *his individual refused to embrace Islam w /
whereupon the Imam f Ali *>11 upon the chief and his trihe
and, chasing + he former up to *he top o r *he headland, he
hewed him in two with a blow o -4 * his sword. ^his nighty
blow cleaved not only the victim hu + the hill also. ? r on
"nne Hon ^le Lt. Colonel ^.Loch , I. A. ,
Political T >sident in + he
thence/

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The file contains correspondence, minutes, and notes concerning the south-western boundary of the Sultan of Muscat's sovereignty. The question of the exact demarcation of the boundary was raised because of a need to set the administrative boundary between 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. in Muscat and 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 Aden and, later, the division of areas of responsibility between the air authorities in Iraq and Aden. In 1947 the question is raised again during a period of exploration for oil.

The file contains the following papers:

The principal correspondents are the Air Ministry, Political Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , Government of India (Foreign Department), Political Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in Aden, Admiralty, 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. , and the Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. in Muscat.

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1 file (98 folios)
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The file is arranged in chronological order from the back to the front.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at inside back cover with 100; 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. A previous foliation sequence, which is present between ff 2-99 and is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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Coll 20/10 'Muscat: S. W. Boundary of (Muscat-Aden): Spheres of Responsibility of the Air Authorities in Iraq and Aden' [‎61r] (121/200), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/2962, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100042710134.0x00007a> [accessed 21 February 2024]

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