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'File G/7 III Id Calls. Correspondence with the Shaikhs of the T. Coast.' [‎385r] (769/800)

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The record is made up of 1 file (398 folios). It was created in 11 Sep 1944-30 Sep 1950. It was written in Arabic and 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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According to the calendar 'll) UL FITH will fall on Friday 7th
September 1945.
On ’Id occasions the P.A., accompanied by the A.P.A. calls on
some of the Shaikhs and notables of Bahrain as per attached list.
Also letters are issued to the T.C. Shaikhs conveying P.R’s
and P.A’s congratulations. Normally we receive a memorandum from P.R.
to this effect, but since the last two years we remind him.(p.1,2 and 3)
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As Major Hickinbotham had personal acquaitance with H.M. Ibn
Saud and H.H. the Shaikh of Kuwait, he addressed them last year. If
P.A. was here H.H. Shaikh of Kuwait would, have been addressed by him.
The Shaikhs to be addressed are:
1. Amir of Hassa.
2. Ruler of Qatar.
3. T.C. Shaikhs
„ As Amir of Dhahran, Shaikh Khalid Sedairi, addressed this office
with a letter acquainting himself and offering co-operation with this
office for mutual interests, I suggest he also to be addressed on the
occasion of ’Id.
The S.N.O.P.G. is in Bahrain and he may be informed that the
Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. flagg will be dressed on ’Id day.
As P.A. is absent the usual list will be circulated only for
yourself.
Before issue of letters to the Shaikhs, would you like to
remind P.R. please?
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1. The Arabic circular to the notables and letters to the Shaikhs of
Bahrain have been submitted for signature, and as reply has just
been received from P.A. at Shiraz, the letters to the otters will
be issued later.
2. Telegram No.627 of 27-8-45 issued to P.A. at Shiraz.
3. This is to remind you to address Sultan of Muscat.
4. The Amir of Hassa is Amir Saud bin Abdulla al Jalowi as before.
I will speak to you about the Amir of Dhahaan.
5. It Is a usual custom since many years to notify the S.N.O.P.G.
about dressing of the flagstaff please.

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The file contains correspondence in the form of letters sent between the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Bahrain, and various Gulf rulers and shaikhs mainly on the occasions of ‘Eid al-Fitr and ‘Eid al-Adha between 1944 and 1950. A memorandum was sent by the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. to the Naval Officer in charge that the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. Flagstaff would be dressed on the occasions of the first day of each ‘Eid. ‘Eid greetings were sent by the Bahrain 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. in charge, including Tom Hickinbotham and Cornelius Pelly, and on behalf of the Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. 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. , to Gulf rulers and shaikhs including the Ruler of Bahrain (Hamad bin ‘Isa Al-Khalifah), the Ruler of Qatar (Shaikh Abdullah bin Jasim Al-Thani), and the Ruler of Dubai (Said bin Maktum).

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. paid visits to the shaikhs of the ruling family in Bahrain as well as to the notables of Manama and Muharraq, including Muhammad Tayeb Khunji and Haji Yusuf bin Adul Rahman Fakhroo, during the ‘Eid festivals. The Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Agent in Sharjah conveyed greeting letters between 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. , Bahrain, and the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. shaikhs. The Gulf rulers and shaikhs wrote back to 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. thanking him for his ‘Eid greetings.

Most of the correspondence in the file is in Arabic.

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1 file (398 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the file. The file notes in this file cover two files; folios (374-383) refer to IOR/R/15/2/1943 'File No. G/7 II Id Calls & Letters' and folios 383-399 are file notes of IOR/R/15/2/1944 ‘File G/7 III Id Calls. Correspondence with the Shaikhs of the T. Coast.’

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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 400; 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 2-146; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled. A previous foliation sequence, which is present between ff 79-400 and is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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Arabic and English in Arabic and Latin script
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