'File 9/1 VI Import of Arms and Ammunition'

IOR/R/15/2/1335

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The record is made up of 1 file (467 folios). It was created in 29 Dec 1944-21 Dec 1950. 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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This file contains correspondence between the British 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 and 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 The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. at Bushire, and later at Bahrain, 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 Sharjah and Charles Belgrave, Adviser to the Bahrain Government.

These correspondence concern requests for No Objection Certificates, licenses and permits to import, export and possess arms, ammunition, explosives and knives in Bahrain and the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. . Many of these requests are from European and American representatives and employees of companies operating in the region, including: Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO); Grey, Mackenzie and Company Limited; Petroleum Development (Qatar) Limited; British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC); and International Bechtel. Requests for licenses are also received from local merchants based in Bahrain, including: Yousuf Abdulrahman Fakhroo [Yūsuf ‘Abd al-Raḥmān Fakhrū]; A M Yateem Brothers; Kashmir Art Emporium; Trikamdas and Sons; C Kumar Brothers; Jashanmal and Sons; Mohamed A. Alajali and Sons; and Abdulrehman Algosaibi [‘Abd al-Raḥmān al-Quṣaybī].

In addition, requests for permits are received from, and on behalf of, local rulers and their families, including: members of the Āl Khalīfah family in Bahrain; Shaikh Sulṭān bin Saqr Āl Qāsimī One of the ruling families of the United Arab Emirates; also used to refer to a confederation of seafaring Arabs led by the Qāsimī tribe from Ras al Khaima. of Sharjah; Shaikh Shakhbūṭ bin Sulṭān Āl Nahyān of Abu Dhabi; Shaikh Sa‘īd bin Maktūm of Dubai; Shaikh Aḥmad bin Rāshid Āl Mu‘allā of Umm al-Qaywayn; Shaikh Sulṭān bin Sālim Āl Qāsimī One of the ruling families of the United Arab Emirates; also used to refer to a confederation of seafaring Arabs led by the Qāsimī tribe from Ras al Khaima. of Ras al-Khaymah; Shaikh Rāshid bin Ḥumayd Āl Nu‘aymī of Ajman; and Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī of Qatar. Also included within these correspondence are two product leaflets from Birmingham Small Arms (BSA) Guns Limited, entitled BSA Ralock Self-loading Rifle and The New BSA Air Rifles .

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1 file (467 folios)
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Foliation: This file has a foliation number on the front top right hand corner of each page. The number is uncircled.

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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/15/2/1335
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English Office File: 9/1 VI

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29 Dec 1944-21 Dec 1950 (CE, Gregorian)

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