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'1/C III. Miscellaneous.' [‎10r] (28/632)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (313 folios). It was created in 28 Dec 1921-2 Jan 1924. 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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Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Kuwait.
14th January 19 « 22 #
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. ,
Roforonco your telegram No.116-0 dated 24th November I 921 .
On the 5th instant Shaikh Hafidh bln Jahaba applied to me for
an endorsement to his Certificate of Identity {Bahrain No ,1582 of
22nd November I 92 O for return to Bahrain, and, as you had deacri-
bed him on it as coming here ’for visit 1 and made it available for
a yea.v instead of for the voyage only, I assumed that there was r»
objection to his returning and gave him the endorsement.
He left here by 8 . 8 . "Bar Jora 15 on the ?th instant, but returned
by the ’’Ahmedi" yesterday afternoon.
He states that on his arrival at Bahrain Shaikh dalman bin
Hamad al-’Isa and Khan Bahadur Muhammad Bharlf boarded the vessel
and told him that the Shaikh of Bahrain did not wish him to remain
in Bahrain, and that you agreed with him in this decision. He
accordingly transferred to the "Ahinedi”, which was then in harbour,
and returned to Kuwait without landing.
Ha has now come to me as the oppressed British protected
person, and asks to be told for what reason this decision has been
taken. As is usual with this type of person, he professes the most
profound love and admiration for everything British. He says that
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there was certainly no question of his not being allowed to return
when he left Bahrain in November, and, in support of his statement,
produces a paper granting him leave of absence from the school. He
maintains that he can think of absolutely no reason for Shaikh 'Isas
leclsion . He hints that you personally have had your mind poisoned
against him by lying reports, which he fears you have believed, that
he has been speaking against you regarding the case of a Persian
who died a few days after having been up before you v on the charge ■
of having stolen a ring.
I iipoke to Shaikh Ahmad about him when I received your telegram

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The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, and notes, relating to a large number of miscellaneous topics:

The discussion in the volume relates to the following topics:

  • Expulsion of Hafidh Wahba from Bahrain, 1922.
  • Proposals to reduce Gulf establishment, 1922.
  • Rumours of intrigue by Shaikh Khaz'al, 1922.
  • Faisal Al Duwish's raids, 1922.
  • Diving systems in Kuwait and Bahrain, 1923.
  • Difference between `amir' and `wakil', 1923.
  • Channel of correspondence between Home Government and Gulf posts, 1923.
  • Expulsion of Dawasir from Bahrain, 1923.
  • Proposals to charge for lighting and buoying services, 1923.

The volume includes an index (folio 4). 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. , Arthur Prescott Trevor; HBM Consul, Khorramshahr; HBM Consul, Mohammerah [Khorramshahr]; HBM Consul and 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; Secretariat of HE the High Commissioner for Iraq; Air Headquarters, Baghdad; Civil Embarkation Officer, Karachi; Commanding Officer, Mosul District; General Headquarters (Levies) Baghdad; Director, Royal Indian Marine.

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1 volume (313 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear 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 310; 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; nor does it include the two leading and ending flyleaves.

Additional foliation sequences are present in parallel between ff 5-308; these numbers are also written in pencil, but, where circled, are crossed through.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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