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'File 10/6 Pearl diving and pearl trade: Correspondence re:' [‎9r] (17/44)

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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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Failure to licenss a boat makes the owner liable to
a fine of R® 5000/- and confiscation of the boat.
Divers debts Ho encouragement is given to shopkeepers who
try to run in the divers at the time when
they receive the salaf. Previously sallaf was
often attached by an order to the Hakhuda, but
this is now being avoided as much as possible
owing to the policy of reducing all advances.
Hie time to make claims on divers is at the
end of the season, not at the beginMng.
Advances . Advances, other those laid down by regulation
cannot be legally recovered from divers if they
repudiate them.
Late licenses If licenses are taken out late, after the time
laid down, a fine of R? 25^ extra^
Complaints regarding account, s .
Nakliudae must enter in the divers books,
Fazilah, Qatan, Salaf and tisqan and sign a
certificate of correctness in the books.
Complaints by divers concerning accounts must •
be made within three months of the date of
Amount of advances, in -previous years .
1. 1342 Divers R? 190/-
Pullers 145/-
2. 1343 Salaf
Divers 100/-
Pullers 75/-
Radiffs nil
Interest on salaf not to exceed R! 10/- and for
puller not more than s? 7/8/-
Between 1st and 10th Muharrara
Divers 50/-
Pullers 25/-
Radiffs 10/-
on these no interest to be charged.
3. 1344 Salaf Divers and Pullers both
to receive IS 60/-. lo advances to radiffs.
Tisqan Divers 100/-
Pullers 80/-

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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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