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'File 12/15 Political Agent's tour' [‎75r] (149/469)

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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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Mt* m • '
Conficenti-1.
BcUir ; in.
British xv^ency,
SharJah,
6th June 1931•
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Memorandum /
Reference your memorandum ho.C/361-12/15 dated the
3rd June 1939.
• I have informed all the Shaikhs concernea about
your visit to their respective Shalkhdoms.
3. Has :1 Kir i nah. ’'/hen I returned from Bahrain I spoke
to the Shaikh on 9th lay about your visit to Has ..1 Khaim=,h and
tried to jet a promise from him that he ould call on you on
board the sloop in c.ccord^oce v/iuh the custom observed by die
Trucial 31a ikhs. The Shaikh sara that he war time to think
over the matter and would let me know before he returned to
v s al Kin iiiiiih • On lath i-ay tne She ikli r etui Tied eo hi .s cl KiiaimalJ
direct from Duo ; i and X as not abie to _^et a definite jirotiise
from him. Is soon as I received your above mentioned memorandum
I sent him a letter on nth June referryin^ to my conversetion
with him nd asked for a reply. After sending the letter I heard
that the Shaikh of Has 1 Khaimah was at Dhaid. He went to
Dubai direct from Dhaid on the night of dth June. I went .o him
‘t Dubai and spoke bo him for about two hours/. He said that
he ' mted an assurance from the Honourable 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.
or 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. before he calls on the sloops and that he
was ready to go to Bahrain or Bushire to get that assurance
personally. Finally the Shaikh said .that he would be ready to
call on you on the sloop if I would take aletter from you to him
on shore as soon as the soop arrives giving him safe conduct in
the name of the British Government. I tried to convince him what
there was no need for such assurance but in vain. He tola me
Xat he v.ovld send me . . reply* On 6th June I received his reply

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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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