Skip to item: of 292
Information about this record Back to top
Open in Universal viewer
Open in Mirador IIIF viewer

'File 21/20 Airways, Private Aviators' [‎81r] (166/292)

This item is part of

The record is made up of 1 volume (142 folios). It was created in 12 Nov 1932-22 Feb 1939. It was written in English, French and Arabic. 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.

Transcription

This transcription is created automatically. It may contain errors.

Apply page layout

?.-Z. 5743/1937.
Confidential.
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.
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. .
The Secretary to the Government of India,
external Affairs Department,
Simla.
His majesty’s Secretary of State for India,
London.
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. , Muscat.
Memorandum No.597-3 of 1937*
Bus hire, the 71h August, 1937.
Prom
To
Copy to
Subject ; Proposal to obtain specific authority from the
Sultan of Muscat for the refusal of applications
for private flights over his Arabian territory.
Reference paragraph 3 of Foreign and Political
Express Letter No. F.290-N/3f’, dated the 26th January 1937-
2. As I was unable to take up this question with the
Sultan during my visit
other matters for disc
approach His Highness.
to Muscat in April, there were many
ussion, I instructed Major Watts to
f I now enclose a copy of a letter
No. R.34* dated the 23rd July 1937? from Major Matts, from
which it will be seen that His Highness is not prepared to
delegate to His Majesty’s Government the authority sought.
3. Applications for flights over the Arabian
territories of His Highness are not likely to be many. His
Highness has stated (paragraph 3 of Major Watts’ letter)
that he would in most cases reject such applications.
Moreover, in any particular case that may arise, the
e mpha sizing/

About this item

Content

The volume contains correspondence relating to the traffic of private aircraft through 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. region. The correspondents include:

Also included as enclosures are letters from Shaikh Hamad bin Isa al Khalifah [Shaikh Ḥamad bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah], the British Embassy at Alexandria, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo, and the French Embassy in London.

The papers cover the British effort to get a general ban on private aircraft flying over or landing in Bahrain and Muscat. Also included are the papers relating to permission for specific flights, including those of the following people:

  • Maurice Wilson (British), travelling to India and then Mount Everest;
  • R N Chawla (Indian), travelling around the world;
  • Lord Sempill (British), travelling to Baghdad;
  • Hassan Anis Pasha (Egyptian), travelling around the Arabian Peninsula;
  • Amelia Earhart (American), travelling from Karachi to Aden;
  • M and Mme Genin (French), travelling to Saigon;
  • André Gueit and Jean Laurent (French), travelling to Saigon.

Folios 134-41 are internal office notes.

Extent and format
1 volume (142 folios)
Arrangement

The volume is arranged in chronological order.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the inside front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 144; 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 present in parallel between ff 5-133 and between ff 134-141; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.

Written in
English, French and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
View the complete information for this record

Use and share this item

Share this item
Cite this item in your research

'File 21/20 Airways, Private Aviators' [‎81r] (166/292), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/1677, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100026748499.0x0000a7> [accessed 20 May 2019]

Link to this item
Embed this item

Copy and paste the code below into your web page where you would like to embed the image.

<meta charset="utf-8"><a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100026748499.0x0000a7">'File 21/20 Airways, Private Aviators' [&lrm;81r] (166/292)</a>
<a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100026748499.0x0000a7">
	<img src="https://images.qdl.qa/iiif/images/81055/vdc_100000000282.0x00019c/IOR_R_15_2_1677_0167.jp2/full/!280,240/0/default.jpg" alt="" />
</a>
IIIF details

This record has a IIIF manifest available as follows. If you have a compatible viewer you can drag the icon to load it.https://www.qdl.qa/en/iiif/81055/vdc_100000000282.0x00019c/manifestOpen in Universal viewerOpen in Mirador viewerMore options for embedding images

Use and reuse
Download this image