'File 10/6 Pearl diving and pearl trade: Correspondence re:' [17v] (34/44)
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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fighting, they tear their headcloths from
then heads, seize each other by the heard",
and often one of them rushes frantically
from the room, but returns a moment later
to make another offer. If many people
are present and two men do not want their
prices to be heard they adopt a different
method. Each places his hand under a
cloth, and they indicate the amounts by
signs ; a grasp of the whole hand means
J, Out), a touch on the palm means 500, a
pressure of one finger means 100, and a
pinch on the joint of a finger represents 10
One of the strangest facts in the peari
trade is the ability of the pearl merchant
to recognize a pearl he has not seen for
many years; and, in addition to this, he
keeps track of all the important pearls
which are sold all over the world.
Pictures on page 14.
deficiency of rainfall
80 per cent. of normal
for 21 months
The following table shows for various
districts the deficiency in the rainfall for
me 21 months since November, 1932 and
for the first seven months of this year:
Cr an well
Birr Castle ..
Nov., 1932, to
First 7 months
? ficit tual
as a lor
435 | 614
royal paddocks at
land to be thrown open
to the public
The? public will shortly have the use nf
additional 20 acres of land at the Home Pirk of
H.mpton p^rt Palace, as a result of the dedsion
of the Office of Works to abolish the high walls
P^ic?aT ting ^ ROyal Padd0Cks
There are 15 paddocks, averaging in size about
1 2 acre, which for nearly 100 years have been
used as a home for Royal horses, including the
famous Coronation creams, and for stud nur-
poses During the financial crisis of 1931-32 th P
King decided to reduce the number of his stud
horses, and those left were transferred to the
Bushey Park stud opposite. Only two or three
of he Home Park paddocks will remain and ev
will be used mainly for sheltering deer'
telephone aid for the
new form of amplifier
of, amplifier for nse on telephones
P^lt nffi ly be p , laced before the public by the
Post Office authorities. Amplifiers of fixed
volume have been available to subscribers for
some time, but the new amplifier will be of
vanablepuch, adjustable to the volume of sound
which the user desires. It will be-demonstrated
at various post office exhibitions throughout the
duceTbv Post V Offi bIe amplilier . h as been pro!
auced by Post Office engineers in response tn
numerous appeals from the deaf. P t0
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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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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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