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'File 6/1 Foreign Interests: American Mission at Muscat' [‎79r] (157/210)

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The record is made up of 1 file (103 folios). It was created in 27 Dec 1908-6 Jun 1935. It was written in English and Arabic. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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Hia Brltennic Majeaty»8 canaulata,
Muaoat^the 8th January 1931.
Sir,
X have the honaur to refer to your letter Ke» 811#1
AKS/^no# of December 16, 1930»
2* I am afraid Miee. Heamon did net ex^laiJi the peaitien
very clearly. In the first place I am net "The British
Pelitioal Adviser, Muscat", aa addressed by yeu. There is
in peint ef fact ne such pest here, and mine is that ef
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. and British Consul* In the absence ef an
American Consul here I am charged to leek after American
interests*
3* Nor have I H refused to permit" Miss. Hesmon to make
the trip to Bestek* Muscat, as you are aware, is an inde
pendent State, and as a British official it is not my
province to grant or refuse permission for travellera in
that state* ab I am in charge of American interests, how
ever, Mies- Hosmon very properly approached me on the
matter ef her proposed journey, and I informed her that if
she took the journey it would not be with my consent* When
in charge of foreign interests a Consular officer has to
be even more careful with regard to such interests than
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these of his own nationals* The risks of a journey to
Bestek are not great, but if some unfortunate incident
befell Miss* Hosmon, and if she had taken her journey with
my permission, then net unnaturally I should be held res-
her
pensible fer/having proceeded with my approval*
To
Alexander K*Sloan, Esquire,
American Consul,
Baghdad*

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This file contains correspondence concerning matters related to the American Mission at Muscat including the movements and activities of its members and its desire to establish a hospital in Matrah [Muttrah].

Much of the correspondence is between officials at the Political Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. and the British Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. & Consulate in Muscat but the file also contains a limited amount of correspondence from members of the American Mission, US diplomatic officials, the Muscat Council of Ministers and Sayyid Faysal bin Turki Al Bu Sa‘id, the Sultan of Muscat and Oman. Some of the letters from Sayyid Faysal are in Arabic (with English translations).

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1 file (103 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 105; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, 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; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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