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'File 12/15 Political Agent's tour' [‎124v] (248/469)

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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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There is no doubt that the Shaikh profited by the
presence of the gang, who, it is reported, combined slave
running with their other activities? but as they have now
incurred the displeasure both of the Rritish authorities and
of the Arab Rulers in the Gulf, he appears anxious to be rid
of them*
8. Shaikh Mohammad binrHaraad appears moderately intelli-
gei t and energetic, he is pleasant to talk to and seems anxious
to please the British, I think that if a sloop now visits
Fujairah with Howes as projected, the impression already made
on the Shaikh will be strengthened* I instructed Felly
to revisit the Shaikh after a suitable interval to make sure
that i ir Barkat and his gang really have been turned out*
9* After this we returned to Khor Fakkan and weighed
anchor at 10 a*m* (30th), on the 1st December we reached Umm
al ' aiwain and completed the rest of the way to Sharjah in
the Shaikh* s car*
10* On the 2nd December we left for /bu Dhabi by car at
6 a.m., reaching there at 10.30 a.m. after an easy, if rather
cold journey. The only difficulty is the M maqta' rt or ford
across the creek some 9 miles from the town which can only
be crossed at low tide. The Shaikh (Shakhbut) is a youngish
man with an open appearance and pleasant, friendly manner.
He is held in much respect. We returned in the evening to
Sharjah which we reached about 9 p.m.
Yours sincerely,
L

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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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