'File 34/3 Imports and Exports of goods'

IOR/R/15/4/14

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The record is made up of 1 file (211 folios). It was created in 27 May 1937-2 Aug 1941. 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 regarding the import of methylated spirit for use in gas lamps from Karachi to Dubai and Sharjah. It includes lists of names of trustworthy merchants in Dubai and lists of commodities exported from the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. to India including: dried fish, scrap-iron, melted-down gold and silver, and mother of pearl. It also contains a large number of weekly statements showing the imports of rice, wheat and wheat flour mainly from Karachi to Sharjah and Dubai during the years 1940 and 1941. These statements give names of ships, ports of shipment, consigners, consignees, quantity and remarks. The statements are sent mainly from 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 in Sharjah to 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. in Bahrain.

The file also contains correspondence regarding annual requirements of over sixty commodities including foodstuffs such as coffee, spices, and sugar, household goods such as washing soda and soaps, and leather goods such as cases and shoes. It also contains correspondence regarding exports to Saudi Arabia and the Yemen including cotton, petroleum products and foodstuffs, and correspondence regarding the collection of guano from Abu Dhabi Islands including Al-Qassar, Halul, Arzanah, and Sir Bani Yas.

The correspondence is mostly between 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 in Trucial Oman, 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. , and to a lesser extent between British Indian merchant Jethaand Lalchand, Shaikh Said bin Maktum, Ruler of Dubai, Shaikh Shakhbut bin Sultan bin Zayid, Ruler of Abu Dhabi, Shaikh Sultan bin Saqr, Ruler of Sharjah, and the Ministry of Economic Warfare in London.

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1 file (211 folios)
Arrangement

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

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the back cover 213; 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. An additional foliation sequence is also present in parallel between ff 2-212; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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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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Unrestricted

Archive reference
IOR/R/15/4/14
Former external reference(s)
34/3

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27 May 1937-2 Aug 1941 (CE, Gregorian)

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'File 34/3 Imports and Exports of goods', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/4/14, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000831.0x000398> [accessed 24 August 2019]

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