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'Administration Report of the Persian Gulf for the Year 1937' [‎30v] (60/72)

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The record is made up of 1 file (34 folios). It was created in 1938. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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(v) The Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Agent, Sharjah, paid frequent visits to all the Shaikh-
doms of the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. during the year under report.
5. Aviation—{i) The east and westbound service of Imperial Airways
Limited were normally regular and night stops were made at Sharjah through
out the year.
(n) On 22nd July 1937 an Agreement for a Commercial Aircraft Land
ing Base was entered into between His Majesty's Government and the Shaikh
of Dubai.
(m) The Air Officer Commanding British Forces in Iraq, arrived at
Dubai on 7th November. He was received at the jetty of the Landing Base
by the Shaikh of Dubai and his brother Shaikh Jum'ah. The Shaikh of
Sharjah also called on him at the Sharjah Rest House.
(w) Flying-boats and aeroplanes of the Royal Air Force paid frequent
visits to the various landing grounds and seaplane anchorages on the Trucial
Coast.
6. Royal Navy.—[i) Sloops of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Division paid frequent
visits to the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. .
(n) On 27th October H.M.S. " Shoreham " visited Sharjah and Dubai
with H. B. M.'s Minister, Tehran, on board. The Shaikhs of Dubai and
Sharjah called on H. M.'s Minister who also returned their calls. H. B. M.
Minister visited the Rest House at Sharjah and the Landing Base at Dubai.
7. Shipping.—'Duvmg 1937 fifty-nine British steamers, six Dutch
steamers, four Japanese and one German steamer called at Dubai and
Sharjah.
8. Medical. —Malaria broke out in Epidemic form along the Trucial
Coast in the month of October 1937. At the request of the Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Agent,
Sharjah, 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. , Bahrain, sent^OOO doses of quinine which were
distributed among the inhabitants.
9. Raids and disturbances. —On 10th June the Bani Qitab declared
hostilities against Ras al Khaimah and started raiding its outskirts. On
12th July peace was arranged between Ras al Khaimah and the Bani Qitab.
Otherwise there was no serious disturbances on the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. .
10. Oil. (i) On 22nd May 1937 the Shaikh of Dubai granted an oil
Concession to Petroleum Concessions Limited for a period of 75 years.
{ii) On 17th September the Shaikh of Sharjah granted an oil Concession
to the same Company for a period of 75 years.
(m) Mr. B. H. Lermitte arrived at Sharjah in August in connection with
oil negotiations with the other Trucial Shaikhs. He visited them all but had
not been successful by the end of the year.
{iv) Upto May 1937 the Geologists of Petroleum Concessions Limited
explored part of Sharjah, Ras al Khaimah and Abu Dhabi as far as Baraimi
and Khaur al Udaid.
H. WEIGHTMAN,
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. , Bahrain,

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The file consists of Administration Report of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. for the Year 1937 (New Delhi: Government of India Press, 1938).

The Report, prepared 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. , summarises important information relating to the Gulf and notable events in the Gulf during 1937. The Report contains a review 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. , and separate sections on each of the agencies, consulates, and other areas that made up the Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. . The information provided includes lists of personnel, movements of British officials and foreigners, local administration, military and naval matters, aviation, the political situation, trade and commerce, medical reports, meteorological reports, and related information.

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1 file (34 folios)
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There is a list of contents at the front of the Report, on folio 3.

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Foliation: the foliation system in use commences at 1 on the front cover, and continues through to 36 on the back cover. The sequence is written in pencil, enclosed in a circle, and appears in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio.

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