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Coll 30/33 'Persian Gulf, Trucial Coast. Policy of H.M.G. List of Trucial Sheikhs' [‎90r] (179/818)

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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*• you are now going to i.ondon, awl will no doubt
be diecuesing with the India offlee many of the more imp-
ortant problems of the ulf y I venture to su&geet that the
whole queetion of our arran^j^aenta 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. and
our dealings with the Shaikhs should come under revision*
2» 1 should have liked raore time to spend on the Coast
myself assimilating more of the atmosphere down there be
fore making this report, but 1 think you should have this
before you actually leave for London since the matter is
becoming increasingly urgant*
3* >ince I came to »ahrain the followir^ main Incidents
*< k Havs occurred 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. *
a (i) The refbeal of the Sheikh of Sea el Kheimah to call
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(ii) The refusal or failure of the Jhaikh of Sharjah to
arrange for the visit fay the Oil Company's geologists, ac
companied by s Politioel Officer, to rebel ?alyeh.
(ill) The refUeal of the 'shaikh of Sharjah to write the
proper letter accepting the Sharjah Political Agreement
(iv) The refusal of the shaikh of Abu Uhabi to e rang j
for a party to visit Oaralml.
(v) The demand by the .sheikh of Abu ahebi for the
oil/-

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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' [‎90r] (179/818), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3747, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100057172198.0x0000b4> [accessed 21 October 2019]

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