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‘File 41/1 Licences for Arms carried by Nakhudas’ [‎46r] (91/112)

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The record is made up of 1 file (53 folios). It was created in 29 Dec 1936-26 Mar 1949. 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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D.O. No.C/1249
POLITICAL AGENCY An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company.
The 9th November, 1946
My dear Felly,
Please refer to your demi-official letter
No.951-S dated the 6th November, 1946.
and the Shaikh of Qatar have been reminded that
they are bound by the Agreements of 1902 and 1916
respectively to prohibit the importation for sale
in their territories of arms and ammunition, and
the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Agent has been asked to report any
breach of the 1902 Agreement that may come to his
All the Rulers of the Trucial Sheikhdoms
yours sincerely,
C. J. Pelly, Esq. ,, 1.0 *S*,
Secretary to the Hon'ble 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. , Bahrain .

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The file comprises correspondence relating to licences for arms carried by the nakhudas The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. of boats on the Arab coast of the Gulf. Correspondents in the file include the 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 Rulers of Abu Dhabi, Kalba, Qatar, Ra’s al-Khaymah and Umm al-Qaywayn.

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1 file (53 folios)

The file’s contents are arranged in approximate chronological order, from the earliest item at the front to the latest at the end. The file notes at the end of the file (ff 51-54) mirror the chronological arrangement.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the back cover with 56; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, 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. An additional foliation sequence is also present in parallel between ff 2-35; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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‘File 41/1 Licences for Arms carried by Nakhudas’ [‎46r] (91/112), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/896, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 14 October 2019]

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