Coll 34/10 'Slavery and Slave Trade: Persian Gulf: Individual cases'

IOR/L/PS/12/4097

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The record is made up of 1 file (17 folios). It was created in 8 Apr 1938-28 Mar 1939. 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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Correspondence and reports concerning individual cases of slavery and slave trading 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. . The file covers two cases.

The first is of a pearl diver and former slave seeking refuge aboard HMS Fowey , details of which are contained in a manuscript extract from the Report of Proceedings of the Senior Naval Officer, 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. Division, September 1937 (folio 18).

The second case, and forming the majority of the file, concerns the hunt for two individuals, Chakar (also written Chakir) Murad Baluch and Mustafa Khan Baluch believed by the Iranian Government to be guilty of piracy and slave-trading, and thought to be operating as part of a gang from the Batinah Coast. The correspondence is between officials at the Foreign Office, 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. , Admiralty, Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. 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 British Legation in Tehran. Matters covered by the papers include the Iranian Government's request for action to be taken, the Sultan of Muscat's desire to deal with the fugitives himself, and Chakar's eventual death. Included as enclosures are extracts from the Intelligence Reports of the Senior Naval Officer 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. that contain information about the fugitives.

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1 file (17 folios)
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The file is arranged in chronological order from the back to the front.

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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 19; 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.

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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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IOR/L/PS/12/4097
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Coll 34/10

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8 Apr 1938-28 Mar 1939 (CE, Gregorian)

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