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'File 12/15 Political Agent's tour' [‎57r] (113/469)

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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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month rent in addition to guards 1 pay was far too low a
figure. In regard to the former point I said I could not
take the reported views of the iamily very seriously, anc
after all he was the Shaikh and I knew he himself realised
the advantages of the Air Agreement. The Shaikh protested
mildly but the point was not pursued, everyone being far
more interested in the rent tigure. The ShaiKh could not
be persuaded to name his figure, as he said he must consult
his family and many of them were away or sick. (The fact is,
there has been a nasty row over running taxis to Sharjan,
in which Shaikh Rashid has made a fool of himself). I said
it was exactly to avoid delay oi this sort that I had sent
an advance message saying I hoped to see his Notables with
him, but I was coming to Sharjah in a few days and wanted
his answer then. He asked for 10 days which I refused and
he finally undertook to have a reply ready by Sunday, the
5th June.
After some further conversation, including informing
the Shaikh that immediate arrangements were being made to
shift the aviation petrol from the godown in the Town, the
visit terminated. I propose to discuss postal matters
after we have settled the Air Agreement.
4/3/38

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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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