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‘File B/10.II (General) MISCELLANEOUS CLAIMS AND COMPLAINTS ON THE TRUCIAL COAST OF OMAN. (General File)’ [‎16r] (31/102)

The record is made up of 1 file (49 folios). It was created in 2 Jul 1938-13 Jan 1951. It was written in English 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.

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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. ,
Bushire, the 4th November, 1938.
D.O.No.
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Sir Trenchard desires me to c you
Sir Trenchard desires me to
e you for the
report enclosed in letter NO.285-B/10, dated the 21st
September 1938, and to say that he wiahes 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 to push the cases along, especially as at Sharjah
and Debai where, as concessions have been obtained, the
field is clear for a little pressure.
2. Sir Trenchard realises the difficulties, and he
knows that the position of many debtors is more than
shaky, however he desires the good work in the direction
of the settlement of debts to be carried on, and a report
to be submitted later.
H.Teightman Esquire, I.C.S.,
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.

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The file begins with an exchange of letters in 1938 between the British Legation, Tehran and 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. , about policy on foreign subjects seeking British assistance to recover debts owed to them by subjects of 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, in the light of an appeal to his Government by an Iranian merchant resident in Sharjah, against five subjects of the Shaikh of Sharjah. The file continues with correspondence relating to the commencement of debt recovery proceedings in 1939 by merchant Abdul Kader Mohamed Abbas of Bombay, against several subjects of Dubai and Sharjah in 1939, and also a complaint from pearl merchant Khoja Ali Bin Abdullah about a burglary and theft committed at his house in Sharjah in 1947. The file ends with a letter from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mecca to the British Embassy, Jeddah in 1949, communicating the decision of the authorities in Mukalla, Aden Protectorate [Al Mukalla, Yemen] to dismiss the compensation claim made to the Saudi Arabian Government by nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. (captain) Hassan bin Ibrahim, a British subject of Kuwait, for losses incurred while piloting a Saudi Arabian cargo vessel between Muscat and Aden in 1947.

The Arabic content of the file consists of copies in Arabic as well as English, of two lists compiled by 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, Sharjah in 1938, showing all outstanding claims by British Indian merchants against subjects of the Rulers of Dubai and Sharjah.

The file does not contain correspondence relating to the last set of case notes made in the file 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. in 1950 and 1951. These notes concern the arrangements to be made at the request of the Bahrain Government, for the cash sale of two launches lying off Dubai Creek, in settlement of a claim for financial compensation by a Bahrain subject.

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1 file (49 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 51; 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. Two additional foliation sequences are also present in parallel between ff 1-50, and ff 5-20; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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