‘Visit of Her Excellency Lady Willingdon’

IOR/R/15/2/591

Download PDF (4 MB)

Search within this record

The record is made up of 1 file (8 folios). It was created in 14 May 1933-12 Jul 1933. 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.

About this record

Content

This file concerns visits made by Marie Freeman-Thomas, Marchioness of Willingdon (referred to as Lady Willingdon), wife of Freeman Freeman-Thomas, Marquess of Willingdon, Viceroy and Governor-General of India, to Bahrain and Sharjah on stopovers in June 1933. The file contains correspondence between Lieutenant-Colonel Percy Gordon Loch, 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; Trenchard Craven Fowle, 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. at Bushire; ‘Īsá bin ‘Abd al-Laṭīf, 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 Imperial Airways. Included is a report, dated 21 June 1933, by 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, concerning Lady Willingdon’s visit and meeting with Shaikh Sultan bin Saqur [Sulṭān bin Ṣaqr Āl Qāsimī], ruler of Sharjah (ff 6-7) and a letter from Fowle thanking him for the hospitality shown towards Lady Willingdon (ff 8-9).

Extent and format
1 file (8 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in chronological order from the front to the rear of the file. File notes appear at the rear of the file.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover, and terminates at the inside back cover; 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. An additional foliation sequence is also present in parallel between ff 2-9; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and can be found in the same position as the main sequence.

Written in
English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
Type
Archival file

Archive information for this record

Access & Reference

Original held at
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
Access conditions

Unrestricted

Archive reference
IOR/R/15/2/591
Former external reference(s)
Confidential File: 19/3 (a)

History of this record

Date(s)
14 May 1933-12 Jul 1933 (CE, Gregorian)

Use and share this record

Share this record
Cite this record in your research

‘Visit of Her Excellency Lady Willingdon’, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/591, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000241.0x0003be> [accessed 25 January 2020]

Link to this record
IIIF details

This record has a IIIF manifest available as follows. If you have a compatible viewer you can drag the icon to load it.https://www.qdl.qa/en/iiif/81055/vdc_100000000241.0x0003be/manifestOpen in Universal viewerOpen in Mirador viewerMore options for embedding images