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'File 12/15 Political Agent's tour' [‎50r] (99/469)

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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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No. C/376.
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Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
Bahrain, the 11th June 1938.
To
The Honourable the Political Ptesident
in the Persian (lulf,
Bushire.
Memorandum .
I enclose herewith notes on my recent visits to
Dohah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
2. At Umm al Qaiwain and Ajman I had no particular
business to discuss, and have not therefore recorded notes.
3. At Sharjah I did no business - at any rate with the
Shaikh of Sharjah - beyond taking over the prisoner Khammis
(vide Slave Case of Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. Ja Mohammad of Sohar - your
Express letter No. 973-6/198 dated the 28th May 1938). He
is being brought by sloop to Bahrain, where I hope tobe
able to break down his reticence.
4. My ibrther discussions at Sharjah with the Shaikh
of Dubai in regard to the Air Agreement are reported sepa
rately.
6. I did not visit Has al Khahnah, but am submitting a
separate report. 1 was also unable to go to Kalba as in-
k tended owing to my premature return to Bahrain. I wrote a
letter of regret - and careful encouragement - to Shaikh
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Khalid and asked the Senior Naval Officer to deliver it
to him on arrival at kalba.
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. , Bahrain,
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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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