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File 868/1912 Pt 7 'Arms Traffic: Muscat Arms. - Disposal of. Sample Arms from Muscat. French stocks at Muscat.' [‎125r] (256/508)

The record is made up of 1 volume (250 folios). It was created in 1913-1919. 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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March 4th, lvl4.
1 have the honour to acquaint you, with reference
to your Despatch h 0 111 of the 3rd instant (8706/14), that
1 have to-day addressed a note to ^onsieur -oucieryue re-
cues tiny; that the French Consul at Muscat rnav be ins true-
ted fonral^-dy to transfer to his British collea/^ue the
stock of arms and ammunition belonging to Messrs. Louis
Dieu and Company and to attend with Major Knox at the
clearance of each go-down.
In view of the fact that the payment of the sums
agreed upon to the heirs of l onsieur Ooyuyer has been
deferred pending the production of satisfactory logal
powers by their representative in Paris, I have made
no mention in my Dote of the stocks of arms and ammunition
at
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This part of the volume contains telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, notes, printed reports and two press cuttings relating to the arms traffic in Muscat and arrangements for its regulation.

Issues discussed include:

  • acquisition from French dealers at Muscat of sample rifles and ammunition from the Gulf;
  • disposal of the sample arms sent home from Muscat and their availability to collectors dealers;
  • methods of disposing of the French dealers' stocks of arms at Jibuti [Djibouti] and Muscat after purchase;
  • request of Monsieur Louis Dieu that purchased stocks may be removed from his premises;
  • proposed utilisation of Muscat arms stocks in the 'Anglo-German War'.

The volume includes two statistical tables, 'Inventory of arms and ammunition in French Private Warehouses in Maskat' (ff 96-98; 91-92).

The principal correspondents in the volume 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 Senior Naval Officer, 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 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 (Stuart George Knox; Robert Arthur Edward Benn); the Viceroy; Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Sir Edward Grey; the Under Secretary of State, Foreign Office; the Ambassador to France, Sir Francis Bertie; the Lord Commissioners of the Admiralty; Commander-in-Chief, East Indies; the War Office; HM Paymaaster General;

The volume is part 7 of 7. Each part 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 that part by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

Extent and format
1 volume (250 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume. The subject 868 (Arms Traffic - Muscat) consists of 6 volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/235-240. The volumes are divided into 7 parts with parts 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 comprising one volume each and parts 4 and 5 comprising a volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the first folio with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 250; 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. The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers.

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File 868/1912 Pt 7 'Arms Traffic: Muscat Arms. - Disposal of. Sample Arms from Muscat. French stocks at Muscat.' [‎125r] (256/508), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/240, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100038210576.0x000039> [accessed 16 October 2019]

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