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Coll 30/33 'Persian Gulf, Trucial Coast. Policy of H.M.G. List of Trucial Sheikhs' [‎161r] (321/818)

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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Town resulting from any disturbance
those responsible for causing such
disturbance will be held to account,,
3. Notice A contained a clear intimatirn to
the Sheikh that he was at liberty to take what
measures he liked to deal with those who were endeavour
ing to depose him, while at the same time reminding
him that proper precautions should be taken with
regard to British lives and property. The Sheikh
was apparently fully alive to his responsibilities
in this respect and even before the receipt of the
notice had placed guards over the houses of British
subjects.
Notice B emphasised the fact that in case these
lives and property were endangered as a result of any
disturbance these responsible for causing the dis
turbance would be held to account. The causers of
the disturbance, though for various reasons I did
not name them, were in fact the cousins.
4 .. With regard to the causes of the disturbca.nce j .
For some years past Sheikh Sa f id bin Maktum has had
trouble with his cousins, the sons of the late
Sheikhs Rashid and Buti, which culminated in an
attempt on his life on 23rd September last and a
proposal by them, during the Sheikh’s temporary
absence from the town, to summon a majlis to depose
him. On Sheikh Sa’id’s return, encouraged by the
measures of support, mentioned in paragraph 5 below,
accorded to him, he issued an ultimatum to his
cousins demanding that they should either come to
his house and swear loyalty to him cr quit the

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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' [‎161r] (321/818), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3747, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100057172199.0x00007a> [accessed 18 November 2019]

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