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File 619/1907 Pt 7 'Arms traffic: Persian Gulf. Debai incident.' [‎182r] (45/142)

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The record is made up of 1 item (70 folios). It was created in 12 Sep 1910-21 Feb 1911. 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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Conficieniial. January 11th 1911.
(6?9/ll)
Sir:-
I sm dirtctfcd by Secretory Sir h. Jroy to scKnowledge
the receipt of your letttrp . Confidentisl of tl*e 31at
ulthno and the 2nd end 6th instant respecting the terms
imposed on the Sheikh of hebai and to transmit to you,
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herewith, to be laid before the Lords Commissioners of the
Admiralty ,e copy of a letter to the 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. on the
subject.
Tir L. Grey concurs generally in tne views of the
hurl of Crewe and the Government of Incurs as expressed in
Lord Crewe's telegram of January 5th # a copy of which has
xio doubt been communicated to you.
I am,
Sir,
Your most obedient,
humble Servant,
The Secretory (Slgn * dJ W Langley.
of the Admiralty.

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The correspondence discusses an incident at Debai [Dubai] on 24 December 1910 in which a landing party from HMS Hyacinth entered Debai to search a house for illegally trafficked arms and came under fire from local residents.

The correspondence includes detailed accounts of the incident by British naval officials, and discussions regarding the terms and conditions that were imposed on the Sheikh of Debai [Shaikh Buṭṭī bin Suhayl Āl Maktūm] in the aftermath of events.

The principal correspondents include 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. (Percy Zachariah Cox), the Naval Commander-in-Chief of the East Indies Station (Edmond John Warre Slade), the Foreign Secretary to the Government of India (Arthur Henry McMahon), the Viceroy of India (Charles Hardinge, 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst), the Secretary of State for India (Robert Crew-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe), the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Sir Edward Grey), and representatives of the 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. and the Foreign Office.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at f 160, and terminates at f 230, as part of a larger physical volume; 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.

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