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'File H/14 Vol I Turkish Customs on Mainland' [‎11r] (21/52)

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The record is made up of 1 file (26 folios). It was created in 7 Feb 1911-12 Feb 1912. 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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Trasnalation of a letter dated the 3th Janadl al
A./wal 13^9 (8th 'lay 1911) from Sheikh Isa bin Ali Al Khali
fa Chief of .Bahrain to Captain T),L.R.Loromer # Political
A^ent, Bahrain#
After Compliments,
I have the honour to acknowledge receipt
of Ma^or Knox's letter No:4b6 dated the 7th Rabi ath
^ ' ;T hani 1339 (8th April 1911) stating therein that Colonel
Cok 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 Consul General in the Persian
'Mxlf aiid Major Knox are interested in the mat er of the
Certificates issued by my Customs olficials to people vfho
export floods from Bahrain to Qatif and Oqair. I should be
^lad to ^ive them information on the subject but doubt has
cropped up in ny mind in regard to this matter, ^hoiirr* I
had '?iven orders lor the Cert.il icates to be issued so that
the Customs officials of those places miqht also issue
cert..iiicates for ^oods exported to Bahrain and had no in
tention in doinq so except to regularize the Customs. Hit
as this procedure is open to misunderstanding I have aban
doned the expedient in order to avoid suspicion.
True Translation.
/
*7 Captain,
Poli-tical A^ent^ataram.

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This file contains correspondence between Stuart George Knox and David Lockhart Robertson Lorimer, British Political Agents at Bahrain, and Percy Zachariah Cox and Richard Lockington Birdwood of the British 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. at Bushire, as well as with Sheikh ‘Īsā bin ‘Alī Āl Khalīfah, ruler of Bahrain. In addition, included within the file are office notes of various conversations between 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. with the ruler of Bahrain and Seth Rao Sahib Tirathdas Maharaj, Director of Customs at Bahrain.

The correspondence and notes concern Turkish customs regulations at the Eastern Arabian ports of al-Qaṭīf and al-‘Uqayr pertaining to the landing and levying of duty on Bahraini and non-Bahraini goods, and the system of issuing cargo certificates. Included in this file are two examples of stamped cargo certificates in Arabic (f. 6 and f. 7).

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1 file (26 folios)
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This file is arranged approximately in chronological order.

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Foliation: Foliation starts on file cover and terminates on the final folio before the back cover. Foliation is in pencil in circled numbers in top right of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. .

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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