Political Situation in the Persian Gulf

IOR/F/4/1164/30469

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The record is made up of 1 item (150 folios). It was created in 18 Aug 1827-22 Dec 1827. 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 item consists of copies of correspondence regarding the political situation 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. , particularly relating to the conduct of British officials in their interactions with Gulf rulers and the settling of disagreements between themselves.

A large portion of the correspondence (ff 35-103) deals with the conduct of Captain Betham of the Clive , including his refusal to accept the authority of deputies appointed by 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. , 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 a confrontation between him and the Shaikh of Bushire.

The correspondence also covers the maintenance of good relations between the British and Persian [Iranian] governments (ff 114-129), and the possibility of war between the emirates of Sharjah and Abu Dhabi (ff 134-40).

As well as Captain Betham and 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. , the primary correspondents are the Government of Bombay and the Senior Marine 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. .

The bulk of the item dates from August-December 1827, but copies of letters dated 19 July 1824 and 8 April 1827 are included for reference.

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1 item (150 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the item.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at f 3 and terminates at f 152 as it is part of a larger physical volume; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the bottom right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

Pagination: the volume also contains an original pagination sequence.

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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/F/4/1164/30469

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18 Aug 1827-22 Dec 1827 (CE, Gregorian)

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