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'File 12/15 Political Agent's tour' [‎122v] (244/469)

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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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hundred all told and that of Bai*ah considerably more.
3. Passing on from Dibah we reached Khor Fakkan late at
night (29th), after about 24 hours run from Sharjah. Khor
Fakkan is a wide, pleasant bay and appears to be partly
sheltered from the monsoon swells which make loading and un
loading on this coast difficult in summer. The people are
followers of Shaikh Khalid who keeps a Wall there. There
are a number of date gardens and well water appears plentiful.
4. At 6 a.m. (30th) we embarked in Shaikh Humaid 1 s
(Khalid* s nephew) car and drove to Kalba which we reached
about 7.15 a.m. The road, about 35 miles, after surmounting
the "Aqaba’', a small pass leading over the hills out of Khor
Fakkan, proceeds for a few miles over stony ground covered
with M samr" (mimosa) trees until it emerges from the hills
onto the beginning of the Batinah coastal plain along which
it proceeds, sometimes across salt flats (sabkha) and some
times past date gardens and villages. Kalba, or Ghallah, is
a small seaside village of 400 - 500 inhabitants who exist
partly on cultivation and partly on fishing. The fish is
exported to Muscat.
5. The Minor Shaikh of Kalba, Hamad bin Said, is aged
about 10 years, he is obviously negroid (rather common on this
coast) and looked quite a likeable lad. He is treated with
scant ceremony by Shaikhs Khalid and Humaid and the latter's
manner suggested that he might entertain visions of himself
becoming Shaikh. Indeed, it would be surprising if he did
not, seeing that Kalba carries with it a substantial income
from Zakat, Customs, landing ground subsidy, Shaikh's gardens
and oil payments.
6. After breakfast with Shaikhs Khalid and Humaid, in a
room so filled with flies that it was with some difficulty
that /-

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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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