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Coll 30/33 'Persian Gulf, Trucial Coast. Policy of H.M.G. List of Trucial Sheikhs' [‎162r] (323/818)

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. After lengthy negotiations carried on
hy members of the A1 bu Palash (the Sheikh f s
sub-tribe) a representative of each branch of
the cousins presented themselves at the Sheikh’s
house and swore the oath demanded. The result
of the settlement is that the Sheikh’s position
is now stronger than it has been for many years.
The Sheikh informed Colonel Loch that he was quite
satisfied with the settlement and considered his
position now secure. He expressed to Colonel
Loch his gratitude for the support which had been
accorded him. I think the general result of
the Dibai incident has been, if all goes well,
to strengthen our position appreciably along the
Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. .
5. Perhaps the most satisfactory feature of
the settlement between the Sheikh and his cousins
is that jt was made by the Sheikh himself with a
measure of support from us which was useful to
him* for which he is duly grateful, but v/hich
in no wajr involved us in interference in the
j.nternal affairs of Dibai. These measures
consisted in the sending of a sloop by the Senior
Naval Officer at my request in the first instance
with Khan Sahib Hussain bin Assan on board, (the
Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Agent himself being unable to leave
Sharjah on account of illness), and then with
Colonel Loch in charge; a flight of aircraft
over Dibai arranged by the Air Officer Commanding,
Baghdad, at my proposal; and the promise of a
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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' [‎162r] (323/818), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3747, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100057172199.0x00007c> [accessed 17 October 2019]

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