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'File 12/15 Political Agent's tour' [‎54r] (107/469)

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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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be anxious to serve tne Britisii Government ana to abide
faithfully by his Engagements. I contented myself with
remarking that one proved one T s loyalty and friendship by
deeds, not by words, and I did not think his actions
demonstrated any particular sincerity on his part. Apart
from anything else, his point-blank refusal to the Political
Resident to arrange to take a party to Baraimi seemed to me
to indicate hostility rather than friendship. He replied
that it was not an easy matter to arrange with the "Arabs",
though he indicated that of course such difficulties Could
be surmounted if one haa time. His whole attitude was
unexpectedly conciliatory.
When I showed signs of leaving he raised two
matters. Tne first was that the Liwa people had reported
that some Europeans or Americans with Saudi guards had come
almost up to Liwa in three cars this April. They had been
stopped by sand but the Arab guard had said they would be
coming again in "cars that run on sand".
I am not quite sure ot the position of Liwa and
will enquire from 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. If, as I think,
it is quite definitely in Abu Dhabi territory, I will take
the matter up with Mr.Thornberg, whom I have already asked
to control the California Arabia Standard Oil Company*s
geologists more effectively.
The second matter was a long complaint that Bin
Jiluwi(Amir of Hassa) haa been sending men to collect Zakat
from Beni Yas bedouins of Liwa. He said he had written
to Ibn Jiluwi to complain and asked if he haa done right.
I said no; he should have written to me, as his relations
with Foreign Powers were controlled by His Majesty’s
Government. I asked him to put his complaint in writing in
full and to send it to me at Sharjah.
I then took some photographs and we departed.
Meanwhile both the Air Liaison Officer and the Shipps
Interpreter had been making enquiries on the beach under

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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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