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'File 5/22 Sheikh Khalaf' [‎front] (1/48)

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The record is made up of 1 file (23 folios). It was created in 11 Aug 1928-1 May 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.

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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 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; Francis Henry Humphrys, High Commissioner of Iraq; Shaikh Ḥamad bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah; and King Fayṣal of Iraq.

These correspondence concern the personality and activities of Shaikh Khalaf bin Aḥmad al-‘Uṣfūr. Details include his appointment and dismissal as Qāḍī of the Shiah community in Bahrain; his relocation to Iraq in 1927; and his temporary return to Bahrain in 1931 to settle his affairs.

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1 file (23 folios)

This file is arranged approximately in chronological order.

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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. A second foliation sequence runs between ff 2-21; this sequence is written in blue crayon and is not circled.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 5/22 Sheikh Khalaf' [‎front] (1/48), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/112, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 19 December 2018]

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