'Abdication of Sultan Taimur bin Faisal and accession of Sultan Saiyid Said ibn Taimur'

IOR/R/15/1/446

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The record is made up of 1 volume (170 folios). It was created in 5 Nov 1931-1 Dec 1932. 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 concerning the abdication of Sultan Taimur bin Faisal [Taymūr bin Fayṣal]and the accession of his son, Said bin Taimur [Sa‘īd bin Taymūr]. The file includes a letter in Arabic (folio 97) from Sultan Taimur with a translation in English, giving reasons as to why he cannot return to Muscat and willingness to accept a reduced subsidy. Correspondence discusses the timing of the abdication and arrangements for Taimur bin Faisal to reside in Ceylon.

Correspondents include Trenchard Craven Fowle, 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; Hugh Vincent Biscoe, 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. ; Taimur bin Faisal; Said bin Taimur.

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1 volume (170 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged chronologically from the front to the rear of the file. The volume includes a subject index.

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The volume is foliated from the front cover to the inside back cover, using circled numbers in the top-right corner of each recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. . An earlier foliation system, which uses uncircled numbers in the top-right corner of rectos, runs throughout the volume. The following foliation anomalies occur: 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 97a. Folio 97 is an inset A small map or other image enclosed within the margin of a larger map, map sheet, or larger image; or papers placed inside a book or archival volume. .

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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Archival file

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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/15/1/446
Former external reference(s)
A Series: 35/135 II Confidential Series: A 62

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5 Nov 1931-1 Dec 1932 (CE, Gregorian)

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