'17 File 592 I Runaway Sailors and Divers, Agreement with Trucial Chiefs for their Prevention'

IOR/R/15/1/185

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The record is made up of 1 volume (230 folios). It was created in 2 Dec 1878-22 Jan 1880. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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This file contains correspondence between British officials and the various chiefs of the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. regarding arrangements concerned with runaway sailors and divers in the area.

The file contains several letters and other documents in Arabic (with English translations) sent from the British Agent at Sharqah [Sharjah], Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed, to the British 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. , Edward Charles Ross.

The file also contains original letters in Arabic (with some English translations) from the following regional rulers:

  • Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chief of Ajman
  • Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Chief of Abu Dhabi
  • Humayd bin Abdullah Al Qasimi, Chief of Ras Al Khaimah
  • Ahmad bin Abdullah Al Mu'alla, Chief of Umm Al Qaiwain
  • Salim bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chief of Sharjah
  • Hushr bin Maktoum, Chief of Dubai

The file contains an English translation of an agreement between the British and the chiefs of Sharjah, Ajman, Dubai, Umm Al Qaiwain, Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah signed in June 1879 (folios 117-118).

Extent and format
1 volume (230 folios)
Arrangement

The file is arranged chronologically, with the earliest letter at the beginning of the file and the most recent letter at the end.

Physical characteristics

Condition: A bound volume.

Foliation: The file's main foliation sequence commences at the front cover and terminates at the back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, 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 second mixed foliation/pagination sequence runs in parallel between ff 3-227; these numbers are written in either blue or red crayon, 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, along with sometimes the corresponding top left of the verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. side.

The file contains the following foliation errors: 81, and 81A; 113, and 113A; 179, and 179A and the following omissions: 142.

Written in
English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
Type
Letter book

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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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Unrestricted

Archive reference
IOR/R/15/1/185
Former external reference(s)
Old Records (17) 592 I

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Date(s)
2 Dec 1878-22 Jan 1880 (CE, Gregorian)

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