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Coll 30/33 'Persian Gulf, Trucial Coast. Policy of H.M.G. List of Trucial Sheikhs' [‎91r] (181/818)

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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oil conoosalon a« woo arrAiigod with Itm r^md of fwbin*
(vi) An atterapt f fortunately detoe ted t to import rerolvera
end rifle armaunition into a« the reo it of which we
ere now demanding the deportation of the ran / meni*
(vii) The feilnre in the i^ellriinery ete^ee of the attempt
to arrange a visit to Jebal Hafit*
(viii) the recent agitation at Jubai in regard to the de
portation of ar»ta*a<m$--lers end the r amuniasion of alavea f
followed hy the thr et to prevent the renewal of the Civil
Air AgrmmuSut
4« lulte apart from all the above which la common know-
lodve, 1 neve the following: inf ©met ion from various aou eee
which I cannot diecloae*
(a) ixtenalve leva tradirv continue a in and through bu
)habi* The Sheikh la suppoaed to receive 40A for each
alave bought or sold in Abu rjhebi| while apart fron such tre
aactlone in the Shaikhdon itself, one Infant ant states that
some 400 slavea peeaed tiirough Abu ’Jhabi territory an route
to Haea or Mejd in a period of about five months recently♦
(Kota. This figure, I think, ie an exe aeration but the ge
neral story la probably true*)
<b) A suggestion la being discussed in ^Hibai that the /I
^alaaah, l«a« tiie r-heikhly family, should subscribe the sum
received by the shaikh of ^ubai an si snlng the oil concession,
compel him to refund it to the Company and cancel the conces
sion*
(c) A "growing resentment" la bain engineered along the
Coast against the alleged Interference of Hie Majesty's Govern*
ment in Internal affalra*
(d) A verse from the ; oran to the effect that ^The Romans
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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' [‎91r] (181/818), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3747, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100057172198.0x0000b6> [accessed 17 November 2019]

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