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Coll 30/33 'Persian Gulf, Trucial Coast. Policy of H.M.G. List of Trucial Sheikhs' [‎24r] (47/818)

The record is made up of 1 file (407 folios). It was created in 27 May 1929-8 Aug 1939. 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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ill you pis se refer to your d'^ai-official letter
No« 14-3 d^tei the 5th January 1939 on the general subject
of Trueial Coeet policy*
2* As ycu infer in paragraph 3, the brief remark in para
graph 6 of lay demi-official letter ho* C/794 of the 23rd December
1^38, which gave rise to your letter* was by no means intended
to suggest the application of a close administrative eystera on
the Coast or in the hinterland; and since a copy of your letter
has gcna both to the 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. and to the Government of India
I should be reatly beholden if you would be *"ood onou&h to
assure them that I h#ve not advocated, end do not entertain,
any hare-brained scheme of this nature* I was expressing no
more than a sigh of regret that we seem reluctant to use the
means we possess to deter a crew of feeble but ill-conditioned

Sheikhs from treating the wishes of His Majesty* s Government
*vid« representative illustrated appendix Hi with quite such persistent
of Hinterland bhaikhe*
disrespect* They would not
behave in such a maimer to Ibn Saud and I really do not see why
they should to us*
3* 1 want to atake it quite clear that I do not seek to in
augurate & system of tribal subsidies, build roads, raise levies
or to take on responsibility for law and order in the Coastal
and hinterland Shaikhdoiaa. Indeed I can think of nothing more
unsuitable* put it seems to me equally unsuitable that the
alrnost/-
The Honourable Lieutenant-Colonel
Sir Trenchard Fowl*, K.C.I.S., C.TJ. h,
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. ,

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This file contains correspondence between British officials regarding British Government policy on the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. . Specifically, this includes discussions concerning the possibility of appointing an Assistant 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. to the region, incorporating it into civil air routes and whether or not Britain should take more formal control of the area. The correspondence is primarily between officials at 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 Bushire, the External Affairs Department of the Government of India, the 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. , the Air Ministry and the Foreign Office.

In addition to correspondence, the file also contains the following:

The file includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the front of the correspondence.

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1 file (407 folios)
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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 409; these numbers are written in pencil 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. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 1-382; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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Coll 30/33 'Persian Gulf, Trucial Coast. Policy of H.M.G. List of Trucial Sheikhs' [‎24r] (47/818), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3747, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100057172198.0x000030> [accessed 14 December 2019]

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