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'File 12/15 Political Agent's tour' [‎8r] (15/469)

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The record is made up of 1 file (233 folios). It was created in 19 Jan 1937-1 Feb 1945. 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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January 27th* Arrived Sharjah 19.15 hours local ti&e. Met by
Shalirhi Multan bin oaqr, who then excused himself
saying that I must be tired after my journey, 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.
* a tawash
\
January 28th. Called on ^haiien bultan bin 9aqr. Mrs. Loch
*
called on the Shuikhah (Mirah bint Muhammad bin
Salim), who has two small sons. Went on to see
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’s office.* After that walked
tnrough Sharjah Suq and motored to possible site
of new 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’s house and * iLL ' x '
to near Ajman and back.
January 29th. Visited Dubai by car, crossing creek in Shaikh’s
launch. Mrs. Loch visited ahaiknah, (Hissah
bint al Mirr bint Huraiz, better known as Umm
Rashid). Has a daughter who is one of the best
camel riders in Lubai. Grind daughter (daughter
of camel riding daughter) 'fcusa is a great
favourite.
Met Shaikhs *hm d bin Hilai, J^rna’ Mana’ bin
Rasnid and others.
Shaikh Mana* asked us to coffee in is house,
but I explained that it was prayer time a id
pernaps if I was in Dubai again I would do so.
Tnis was noticed ana evidently pleased Shaikh
Sa’id, who though tin t I was purposely
discouraging Mana’.
January SOth. Visited Abu *us£ in H.M.S. Bideford. Bad
weather both embarking anc disembarking.
Rainier well, but his assistant. Bacon, on boerd
Deptford with suspected duodenal ulcer.
January 31st. Interview at Airways station with Shaikh of
Dubai and

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The file contains correspondence and telegrams sent and received by 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, Hugh Weighman, mostly from 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. and 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 Sharjah, regarding arrangements and programmes for his official visits to 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 Qatar. Some visits were carried via HMS Shoreham , so there is also correspondence with its Captain, G H Faulkner, and with British Overseas Airways Corporation representatives, regarding the fares to be paid by the Agent when staying in their Fort in Sharjah.

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The documents in the file are mainly in English. There is correspondence in Arabic with English translation, with Shaikh Abdullah bin Qasim al Thani, Ruler of Qatar, regarding 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's visit to Qatar.

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1 file (233 folios)
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The papers in the volume are arranged chronologically. There are file notes at the end, on folios 224-234. The notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the file.

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Foliation: The main foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the back cover with 235; 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 4-234; 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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