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'32 File 654 Intrigues of Persian officials on Arab Coast' [‎75v] (156/334)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (162 folios). It was created in 23 May 1887-24 Nov 1894. It was written in English, Farsi and Arabic. 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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This file contains correspondence discussing the concerns of British officials regarding the movement of Persian Government officials in the Gulf and their supposed attempts to challenge British power in the region.

The movements of Haji Ahmed Khan (also given as Hajee Ahmed Khan and Hajee Ahmed bin Mohamad Ali), the Governor of Bushire, are discussed in detail throughout the file and copies of some of his correspondence with local rulers and the British are contained in the file.

The file also contains letters in Arabic (with English translations) from British agents in Lingah [Bandar-e Lengeh] and Sharjah that were sent to 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 Bushire and 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. and the following local rulers:

  • Zayed bin Khaleefah [Khalifa], Chief of Aboothabee [Abu Dhabi]
  • Rashid bin Huamid, Chief of Ajman
  • Humaid bin Abdullah bin Sultan, Chief of Ras El Khaymah [Ras Al Khaimah]
  • Ahmad bin Abdullah, Chief of Ummal Kaiwain [Umm Al Quwain]
  • Rashed [Rashid] bin Maktoum, Chief of Debay [Dubai]
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1 volume (162 folios)
Arrangement

The file is arranged chronologically, from the earliest letter in the file at the front to the most recent letter in the file at the back.

Physical characteristics

Condition: a bound volume.

Foliation: The file's foliation sequence commences at the first folio and terminates at the last folio; these numbers are written in pencil, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. The file contains the following foliation errors: 1, and 1A; 28, and 28A; 91, and 91A.

Pagination: A pagination sequence is also present between ff 2-160; these numbers are written in blue/red crayon, and are located in the top outermost corner of each page.

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English, Farsi and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'32 File 654 Intrigues of Persian officials on Arab Coast' [‎75v] (156/334), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/188, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023512760.0x00009d> [accessed 19 November 2019]

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