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File 4684/1913 'Pt 1 Muscat rebellion' [‎105r] (218/332)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (162 folios). It was created in 1913-1914. 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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support Sultan on coast where British interests also exist.(3
Moral effect on-Dartaoi/th*s* visit may also enable Sultan
to exact terms of oeace from Imam,
Sultan reminded me recently In conversation that his
present difficulties were due to establishment of arms
warehouse and sunnression of Arms Traffic and he asked
whether our trooos could he sent to Nakhal against rebels.
Guided by Government of India telegram to Secretary of State
of 22nd July 1913 serial Uo.69, I reolied in the negative,
and in asking for man of war I was also guided by the
principle therein laid down,
encouraged by sympathy of Sheikhs of Batinah which
he is said to command, Imam should advance to distract peace
of province, it is doubtful whether Sultan could oppose him
unaided. Question of assisting him will arise. He asked me
recently how It was all to end 1 ^ he could not hope for
assistance of British troops, T suggest one remedy failing
peaceful negotiations with Imam was establishment of
disciplined corps of his own. He appears to favour the idea.
May I encourage him to develop scheme.
Addressed Resident .Bushire, repeated Foreign and
Admiral.

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Papers regarding the 1913 uprising of the Ibāḍī imamate and the tribes of the interior of Oman under the leadership of Sālim bin Rāshid al-Kharūṣī, against the authority of the Sultans of Muscat and Oman, Fayṣal bin Turkī Āl Bū Sa‘īd and Taymūr bin Fayṣal Āl Bū Sa‘īd.

The volume consists of Muscat News reports submitted 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 Muscat, plus correspondence between 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 Senior Naval Officer 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 Government of India Foreign and Political Department. There are also translated copies of communications received from Sālim bin Rāshid al-Kharūṣī,and Taymūr bin Fayṣal Āl Bū Sa‘īd.

The correspondence and reports provide details of the following: the progress of the uprising; the intervention of Indian troops and British ships; the bombardment of rebel positions at Barka [Barkā] and Kuriyat; negotiations between the Imam and the Sultan of Muscat and Oman; support for the uprising outside of Oman; proposals for the establishment of a levy corps at Muscat; and the Sultan's attempts to raise money, enlist foreign aid, and purchase weaponry.

The volume includes a divider which gives the subject and part numbers, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references contained in the volume by year. This is placed at the end of the correspondence (folio 1).

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1 volume (162 folios)
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The subject 4684 (Muscat Rebellion) consists of three volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/425-427, with part 1 comprising the first volume, part 2 comprising the second volume, and parts 3 and 4 comprising the third volume.

The papers are arranged in rough chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 160; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located at the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the two leading and ending flyleaves. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 50-160; these numbers are also written in pencil and are circled, but are crossed through.

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