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'File 5/4 Abdul Aziz Qosaibi and Abdullah Qosaibi' [‎69r] (137/144)

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The record is made up of 1 file (72 folios). It was created in 22 Apr 1923-16 Nov 1931. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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new revenue officials,particularly Muhammad al Tawwil.
Abdul A-ziz once observed that last saw
Muhammad al Tawwil he was on the end of a chain and he
appeared to regret his having been released from that
position,
8. The firm have now collected some £.40,Ju0 out of the
f £.80,000 due to them by Bin Sa T ud and it is a mistake to
suppose that he can afford to flout them as he would then
be obliged to pay cash for his entire Riyadh committments
if he transferred his patronage to another house.
9. The firm deal in every kind of merchandize but their
principal lines are the import of grain and the peerl trade

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This file contains correspondence between the British 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. at Bahrain, the British 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. in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. at Bushire and Charles Dalrymple Belgrave, Advisor to the Bahrain Government. In addition, there are copies of correspondence between the British 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. and Ibn Sa‘ūd, Victor Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire, Secretary of State for the Colonies, and Andrew Ryan, British Legation, Jiddah.

This correspondence concerns the personalities of the brothers ‘Abd al-‘Azīz al-Quṣaybī and ‘Abdullāh al-Quṣaybī, Najdi merchants and agents of Ibn Sa‘ūd at Bahrain. Within the correspondence are details of the 1923 riots at Manamah Bazaar between Najdis and Persians and the subsequently expulsion of ‘Abdullāh al-Qusaybi from Bahrain, and general information about the al-Quṣaybī family, their business interests and relationship with Ibn Sa‘ūd.

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1 file (72 folios)
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Foliation: The main foliation sequence commences at the front cover and terminates at the back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled and can be found in the top right of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. In addition, a second foliation sequence runs between ff. 2-59; these numbers are circled, have been crossed out and are written in blue crayon.

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