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'File 10/6 Pearl diving and pearl trade: Correspondence re:' [‎6r] (11/44)

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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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Genral Terms
Diving Clerks Each official diving olerfce are
authorised by the Government to make up accounts for
Kakhudas and divers and to check accounts. Five of these
are in Moharaq and three in Manama, They are remunerated
by being allowed to charge a percentage in proportion to
the ambunt of the accounts which they deal with.
Another clerk, in the Government offices, deals entirely
with the diving accounts which are referred to him by
the Court or by divers and Ifakhudas and checks all
accounts submitted to him. In spite of all this most
of the divers, though their account^ may clearly be
balanced, have not the least idea as to how they stand.
Diving Court . consists of Shaikh ^ohanmad bin
Rashid al Khalifa, Bahrain Magistrate and at present,
the Adviser, sits during the diving season and hears
cases between divers and Ifakhudasj this began when the
oitd Salifa Court ceased to exist.
Bankrupt Sakhudas . In the case of a Ifakhuda going
bankrupt, the tajar takes over the boats and divers but
the personal property of the bankrupt is rateable among
his creditors as usual, the tajar only having a super
claim over boat and men. The tajar takes over the men
as against the amount for which they are indebted to
their lakhuda.
According to the rules,
1. A bankrupt WakhUda must first settle his
accounts with his divers.
2. If the divers are satisfied with their
accounts as shown by him he can hand them over
to the tajar.
3. The tajar must accppt the divers for the
amount that he has been proved or as accepted as
owing by them to the lakhuda.

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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)

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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