File 1202/1912 'Arabia:- Travellers. Capt. F. F Hunter. Herr Runkiar (Danish Expedition). Capt Shakespear.'

IOR/L/PS/10/259

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The record is made up of 1 volume (175 folios). It was created in 4 Sep 1908-5 Mar 1920. It was written in English. 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 volume concerns expeditions by British officers and by the Royal Danish Geographical Society into the interior of Arabia.

The papers cover: plans by the Royal Danish Geographical Society to explore the countries around 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. , 1909; the refusal of British officials to sanction a proposed journey by Captain Frederick Fraser Hunter of the Survey of India (by motor car from Medina across mainland Arabia to Abu Thabi [Abu Dhabi] and then on to Mokalla [Al Mukalla]), on the grounds of possible Turkish suspicions, 1910; the refusal of the Foreign Office to grant permission to British officers to make journeys into Mesopotamia after Turkish suspicions had been aroused by a number of such journeys, 1910; a proposed expedition by the Royal Danish Geographical Society to explore Oman and the Hadramaut [Hadramawt], 1911; the successful expedition of Barclay Raunkiær on behalf of the Royal Danish Geographical Society into Nejd via Kuwait, including failed British attempts to obstruct the expedition, and an investigation by the Government of India into how Raunkiær came to receive assistance from Captain William Henry Irvine Shakespear, 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. , Kuwait, 1911-12; correspondence concerning Shakespear's own journey from Kuwait to Suez, 1913-14; and correspondence dated 1920 concerning a journey from Constantinople to Basrah made by Captain Frank R Teesdale in 1910.

Note: Raunkiær's name is rendered as 'Runkiar' in the file title.

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1 volume (175 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

The subject 1202 (Travellers) consists of one volume only.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the inside front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 177; 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. A previous foliation sequence, which is present between ff 3-176 and is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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English in Latin 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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Archive reference
IOR/L/PS/10/259
Former external reference(s)
P 1202/1912

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4 Sep 1908-5 Mar 1920 (CE, Gregorian)

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File 1202/1912 'Arabia:- Travellers. Capt. F. F Hunter. Herr Runkiar (Danish Expedition). Capt Shakespear.', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/259, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000419.0x000098> [accessed 22 September 2019]

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