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'File 6/1 Foreign Interests: American Mission at Muscat' [‎86r] (171/210)

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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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In reply refer to
File No. 811.1
American Consular Service
Baghdad, Iraq, March 10, 1931.
Major T. C. Fowle,
Eis Britannic I.ajesty’s Consul,
Muscat, Arabia.
Sir: ^,-jb
i nave^ttAaonor to ac'aiov/ledge the receipt of
your letter daued January 3, 1931, concerning per-
Mission for a contemplated trip into the interior
bv Dr. nosmon, an ximerican medical missionary no \7
stationed at lascat.
I must apologize for the delay in answering
jour communication which was occasioned by the fact
that on February 10th I left for a trip to various
Gulf ports and hoped also to be able to visit Mascat.
However, when I reached Bahrein I could find no means
ox pursuing my journey except by utilizing the slow
mail and ^consequently coull not afford the necessar' r
length of time to journey to your city.
. ^ Prior to my.journey to the Gulf I noted the various made in your letter to me and endeavored on
my visit to.Bahrein to learn something of the conditions
prevailing in Muscat. I am attaching a copy of the
letter I wrote to Dr. Hosmon on December 16", 1930, in
Wiiich let oer i expressed my ideas on the subiect of her
contemplated trip.
-.on ..ill note that I have informed Dr. Hosmon that
an American consular officer stationed at Baghdad is
no u in a position to judge of conditions in Muscat nor
to take the responsibility of urging that permission
be granted for trips into the interior.
Thanking you for your courtesy in writing' me and
assuring you of any assistance that this office ca-n
give you, I am, Sir,
As stated.
Alexander E. Sloan,"
American Consul.

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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)

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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