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'Muscat succession' [‎6r] (11/24)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (34 folios). It was created in 15 Oct 1940-24 Dec 1945. 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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Saiyid Shabab i n ?ai3al bin Turki •
Born* 1902.
A middle size man of li^ht complexion with a
AP jjearance ,
brown beard and slightly prominent eyes 0
Rela t ionshij 4 A full uncle of the present Sultan being a
son of Saiyid Faisal bin Turkly by the same mother as
^aiyid Taimur bin Faisal.
Biocraphical Note p In 1923 ne was sent to Sur to settle
Tribal disputes. In 1924 he represented the Sultan during
the Sults^s absence in India, From 1934 to 1938 he was in
high favour with the Sultan and is reported by one Political
Agent to be willing and anxious to co-operate with the
Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. and by another 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. as obstructive and
troublesome when dealing with official matters. In 1935-36
■Kg
and 1937-38 he acted as the Sultan's representative on
several occasions. In 1939 he was appointed Minister for
External Affairs and given rank immediately after Saiyid
Nadir bin Faisalo
I have had dealings with Saiyid Shahab bin Faisal
during 1939 and 1940 and have always found him courteous
and obliging. He has often seemed to be unwilling to maJce
a decision but this has been due to his disinclination to
do anything of vtfiich the Sultan might not approve.

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Correspondence relating to the succession to Said bin Taimur [Sa‘īd ibn Taymūr], Sultan of Muscat, in the event of his sudden demise. Said bin Taimur felt that no member of the Royal Family met the two criteria required for his succesor: to hold the same views as his own about the State's close connection with the British Government and to be personally acceptable to the majority of the people.

Includes notes by Major Tom Hickinbotham, 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. , Muscat, on four members of the Al Bu SaRoyal Family: Saiyid Shahab bin Faisal bin Turki [Shahāb Fayṣal bin Turkī]; Saiyid Nadir bin Faisal [Nādir bin Fayṣal]; Saiyid Hamad bin Faisal; Saiyid Tarik bin Taimur[Tāriq bin Taymūr]; Saiyid Majid bin Taimur [Mājid bin Taymūr].

A letter headed 'Most Secret' from 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. in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. to the Secretary to the Government of India in the External Affairs Department describes a conversation between the Resident and Sultan Said bin Taimur in which the Sultan intimated that he would prefer a British Officer to fill the post of Regent rather than any members of his family.

Correspondents include Major Tom Hickinbotham, 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. and HBMs Consul, Muscat; 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 The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. ; R R Burnett, Secretary to the Government of India, External Affairs Department, New Delhi.

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1 volume (34 folios)
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The papers are arranged chronologically from the front to the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the system of foliation used is the numbers appearing in a circle in the top right hand corner of the folio.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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