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Ext 1488/44 'Dr Hosmon: American Medical Missionary' [‎5r] (9/28)

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The record is made up of 1 file (12 folios). It was created in 26 Jan 1944-18 May 1945. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .


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5XT. 1018/45.
Extract from Intelligence
Summary of the Political
Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. , Bahrain, for the
period 1st to 15th
February, 1945, No. 3 of
28. American Missionar y on the
micial Coast.
. , Dr. Miss Hosman an
independent American missionary
being unable to extract title
deeds from the Regent of Kalba
ior the house which had been
placed at her disposal has
aecided to return permanently
to ,>aham in Muscat territory.
It is understood that hr. Edna
Barter is coming out from the
United States of America to
join Dr. Miss Hosman.

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The file contains correspondence regarding a request by American missionary Dr Sarah Longworth Hosmon for permission to establish a medical practice in Kalba, Trucial States A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. , and for permits for other missionaries to travel from the United States to join her. As well as Dr Hosmon, the primary correspondents are: Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Charles Geoffrey Prior, 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. , Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. ; 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; Political Officer, Sharjah.

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1 file (12 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 14; 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.

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