'File A/3 Miscellaneous correspondence with Bushire Residency'

IOR/R/15/2/1841

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The record is made up of 1 file (48 folios). It was created in 29 Dec 1934-13 Jun 1949. 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 papers relating to a number of miscellaneous slave matters, brought to the attention of, or communicated from, the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Bahrain, including the following: an incident involving a Persian [Iranian] man, who had previously been convicted of selling alcohol in Bahrain, and had tried to re-enter the country with forged papers (folios 3-7); 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. Agent at Sharjah regarding a man instructed to return from Sharjah to his native India, but who had absconded without notice to Bahrain or Qatar (folios 8-14); complaints by the Shaikh of Kalba over the theft of gold ornaments by one of his servants (folios 15-19); copies of an article (sent to the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. by the Bahrain merchant Yūsuf Kanoo) that appeared in the Cairo newspaper Al Shabab (30 June 1937), criticising the Bahrain Government's policy of the compulsory sale of land under foreign (but specifically Saudi, not British) ownership (English translations of the article are on folios 25-26 and 27-29, with an Arabic version on folios 30-31); slave manumission statistics for the region under the jurisdiction of the Bahrain Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , April 1948-March 1949 (folio 36).

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1 file (48 folios)
Arrangement

The correspondence and other items in the file have been arranged in chronological order, from the earliest at the front of the file, to the latest at the end. Office notes (ff 39-44) at the end of the file mirror the chronological arrangement.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 45; 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. The file contains three foliation anomalies: f 1a, f 1b and f 1c.

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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
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Archive reference
IOR/R/15/2/1841
Former external reference(s)
Vernacular Office Files: A/3

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29 Dec 1934-13 Jun 1949 (CE, Gregorian)

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