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'File 10/6 Pearl diving and pearl trade: Correspondence re:' [‎4r] (7/44)

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The record is made up of 1 file (22 folios). It was created in 5 Jun 1929-18 Apr 1935. 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.

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ADVMOES AND PAYMENTS,
Note . Various r®oognia9d advances and payraente ar®
Triad© by Nalcliudas "to Divdrs# Til® asico.i'iw of 09i*fcaxii of
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these lias been regulated by orders issued by the Government
each tiae slightly decreasing the amount of the advances
in order to reduce the debts of the Bivers. Previously
the Nakhudas The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. used frequently to deliberately put their
Divers into debt by making the® large advances at enormous
interest until divers were in debt to such an extent that
they would never in a lifetime get free» and were there
for® in the position of Slaves to their Nakhudas The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. .
l» Teskagu An allowance made at the end of the
Diving season, about two months after the completion of
the Main Season (Mosem A1 Ghoos) when all accounts have
been settled intended for the maintenance of Divers during
the "Off" season, this in time should be unnecessary as
under the present rules the divers should be in possession
of sufficient share of the profits ( Pazilan) with which
to carry on until the new season*
2m Selaf * Advance made at begining of the diving
season (Shawal) for provision for the divers' families
while men are diving and also to provide for purchases
by divers of extra food, kit such as rope &o. necessities
for the season#
5« Kharjiah , An advance made during the diving season,
usually about 10th Moharrua.
Hot®. It was previously the custom of Nakhudas The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. to debit
the divers* accounts with extra bags of rice,
tobacco, small loans, etc. etc# but now no suc-i
entries are recognised by the court and only the
Issgular advances of which the amounts are laid
down by Proclamation, are allowed#

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The file contains a paper entitled 'Vocabulary of diving terms', giving a list of terms for types of divers and persons related to diving, and descriptions of four diving systems; notes on advances and payments; notes on accounts; list of general terms relating to diving; miscellaneous notes on diving; correspondence between 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 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. , Bushire (Lieutenant Colonel Cyril Charles Johnson Barrett), and the American Consul in Baghdad, dated 1929, in which the Resident strongly advises the Consul against an American firm sending a pearl fishing ship to 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. , stating that the pearl fisheries had been conducted from time immemorial by the inhabitants of the Gulf coasts, and any interference by outsiders would be strenuously resisted and attended with considerable risk; press cuttings, 1934-1935; and note on levy recruits' diving debts.

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1 file (22 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 foliation system in use appears in a circle in the top right-hand corner of each folio. There is a second, uncircled, foliation sequence by which some of the folios are numbered (with gaps) 1-8, 18-19, 35-37, and 78-79 (folios 2-21).

Condition: Folio 21 is torn at one corner and some text is missing.

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