'Muscat. Desire of Sultan Taimur bin Faisal to Abdicate.'

IOR/R/15/1/445

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The record is made up of 1 volume (198 folios). It was created in 2 Jun 1929-29 Oct 1931. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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Correspondence relating to abdication of Saiyid Taimur bin Faisal [Taymūr bin Fayṣal], Sultan of Muscat and Oman. Correspondence discusses how the Sultan had initially expressed a desire to abdicate in 1920 following the conclusion of the Omani rebellion and the Treaty of Sib. Correspondence relates to attempts by British officials to dissuade Taimur bin Faisal from abdicating including a reduction in his financial allowance from the Government of India. Letters discuss arrangements for his son Saiyid Said bin Taimur [Sa‘īd bin Taymūr] to rule through a Council of Regency and the tenents of the Ibadhi branch of Islam on election of their religious head. A letter describes how Saiyid Said bin Taimur became Sultan at the age of 22 following time as President of the Council of Ministers and de facto ruler for two years. Other topics discussed include: finances, proposed increase of the Muscat tarriff and the Zanzibar Subsidy; the Sultan's [Taymūr bin Fayṣal] house in India; succession in Oman; and Bertram Thomas.

Correspondents include Cyril Charles Johnson Barrett, 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. Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. ; Gerald Patrick Murphy, 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. , Muscat; Saiyid Taimur bin Faisal [Taymūr bin Fayṣal]; Foreign Secretary to the Government of India.

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1 volume (198 folios)
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The papers are arranged chronologically from the front to the rear of the file. The front of the file includes a contents page arranged alphabetically.

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Foliation: The foliation system in use is the sequence of numbers appearing in the top right hand corner of each folio.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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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 Documents collected in a private capacity.
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IOR/R/15/1/445
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A Series: 35/135 I A53

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2 Jun 1929-29 Oct 1931 (CE, Gregorian)

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