'File 2/14 Outbreaks of smallpox, cholera and other diseases on the Trucial Coast'

IOR/R/15/2/1070

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The record is made up of 1 file (402 folios). It was created in 15 Dec 1935-10 Sep 1942. 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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The file contains correspondence and telegrams 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. at Bahrain; K S Husain bin Hamad, in charge of the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at Sharjah; 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 the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. ; 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 Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo; regarding outbreaks of smallpox and other diseases on the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. .

The file mostly contains documents regarding a smallpox epidemic in the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. : weekly statistics and telegrams showing deaths by smallpox in 1936, in English and Arabic.

The file also contains requests for supply of vaccines, vaccinations, quarantine measures, requests for the intervention for Dr Ralph Holmes, Medical Officer at the Victoria Memorial Hospital, and reports from Dr Holmes' work in Sharjah.

There is correspondence in Arabic with English translation, with the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Agent at Sharjah and with the ruler of Ras-al-Khaimah, Shaikh Sultan bin Salim Al Qasimi.

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1 file (402 folios)
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The papers in the file are arranged chronologically. There are file notes at the end, on folios 367-403. The notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the file.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 404; 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. Two additional foliation sequences are present in parallel between ff 3-364 and between ff 368-383; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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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
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IOR/R/15/2/1070
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English Office Files: 2/14

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15 Dec 1935-10 Sep 1942 (CE, Gregorian)

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