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'File H/13 Arabian Mission' [‎12v] (43/430)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (212 folios). It was created in 15 Feb 1901-26 Dec 1920. It was written in English 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 volume contains correspondence between the British Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Bahrain and the British 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. at Bushire, as well as with Arnold Talbot Wilson, Civil Commissioner at Baghdad and Sheikh ‘Īsā bin ‘Alī Āl Khalīfah, ruler of Bahrain. In addition, there is correspondence with various members of the Arabian Mission, including Samuel Marinus Zwemer, Jim Moerdyk, C. Stanley, G. Mylrea, Dirk Dykstra, Paul Harrison and Gerrit John Pennings.

This correspondence concerns the establishment of the Arabian Mission in Bahrain and the procurement of land and property for their activities, including the Mason Memorial Hospital and Bible Shop. In addition, there is correspondence concerning the American Mission's activities in al-Ḥasā’, Najd, Qatar, the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. and Basra; their relations with local rulers, including Sheikh ‘Īsā bin ‘Alī Āl Khalīfah, Ibn Sa‘ūd and Sheikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, as well as with national governments, including the United States Government and the Government of India, especially in the context of the First World War.

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1 volume (212 folios)

This file is arranged approximately in chronological order.

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Foliation: Circled in pencil, in the top right corner of each folio. It begins on number 1, on the first folio after the front cover, and runs through to 207, ending on the inside of the back cover of the volume. Anomalies: f.1A-1E; no f.34.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File H/13 Arabian Mission' [‎12v] (43/430), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/47, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 26 May 2020]

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