'File 19/2 III The Honourable the Political Resident's tours'

IOR/R/15/2/1653

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The record is made up of 1 file (289 folios). It was created in 11 Jun 1934-19 Mar 1937. 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 telegrams and correspondence regarding arrangements for official visits of 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. to Bahrain, Tehran, Kuwait, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. , between 1934 and 1937.

The file contains programmes of the visits, seating plans for official dinners, minutes of speeches, and arrangements for meetings with ruling families.

The principal correspondents are: Yusuf Ahmed Kanoo; Shaikh Hamad bin Isa al Khalifah, Ruler of Bahrain, and members of the ruling family: Shaikh Mohammad bin Isa al Khalifa and Shaikh Abdullah bin Isa al Khalifah; Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, Ruler of Qatar; Sultan bin Sagar al Qasem, Ruler of Sharjah; Shaikh Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi; Sayed bin Maktoom al Kashar, Ruler of Dubai; Shaikh Sultan bin Salim al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras al Khaimah; Shaikh Ahmad bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Ruler of Um al Qaiwain; Shaikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman; 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; 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 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.

Some of the correspondence 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. Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Sharjah and with local rulers is in English and Arabic.

Extent and format
1 file (289 folios)
Arrangement

The papers in the file are arranged chronologically. There are notes at the end of the file, on folios 262-290. The notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the file; they give brief description of the correspondence with a number in blue and red crayon, which refers back to that correspondence in 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 291; 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. Four additional foliation sequences are also present in parallel between ff 2-228, ff 207-214, ff 229-262, and ff 262-282; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
Type
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
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Archive reference
IOR/R/15/2/1653
Former external reference(s)
English office Files: 19/2 III

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11 Jun 1934-19 Mar 1937 (CE, Gregorian)

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