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'File 10/6 Pearl diving and pearl trade: Correspondence re:' [‎8r] (15/44)

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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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Miecellaneous.
Q.atan » Divers aliare fron total profits after everything
due from him has "been deducted.
Guffal End of the main diving season.
Thulth al Mukliada Tliird of earnings.
A nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. can release divers by issuing a BARWA
for "Kiulth al Mukhada in the following form.
"To all Nakhudas The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. of diving be it known
that I, have a claim of
against the(puller, diver, radiff)
and I aciiawxhfca have allowed him to dive for
one third Mukhada for the season beginning
and ending and anyone
who wishes to engage him is at liberty to do so"
Divers on the Thulth al Muhkada must dive with
Bahrain Hakliudas only, if they dive with foreign Nakhudas The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat.
they are liable to punishment for cheating.
A Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. taking a diver on the above system should
take from him the barwa as a nroof as to how the diver came
to him. A separate account book must be kept by such
divers and entries must not be made in the same book as thos
of their own ifakhudas. Bai?was are issued for one year only
and must show the amount due to the original Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. .
Advances to the divers on Thulth al Mukhada are not
recoverable. Advances to the divers on this system are
usually ordered at i- ordinary rate.
Tersha One spell spent by a boat at sea, this may vary
from a month to a few days, but after each tersha
accounts have to be made as usually there is some
change in the strength of the crew every time
the?/ come ashore.
Muharra m Nakhudas The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. of shia divers must land their men on 4th
Muharram and take them off again on the 11th of
that month.
Deserters Nakhudas The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. must inform the Court in writing when
the divers, wh&a- di,v<^£ who have drav/n
advances fail to io out diving.
Registration of diving; boats
1-5 divers § R?75/-
6 -15 w §R!lOO/-
16 or upwards @ ifeOO /-
Divers in this respect include every person on
board.

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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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