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Coll 30/200 ‘Persian Gulf. Tour of Political Resident from Bahrein to Muscat in L. T. Nearchus.’ [‎57r] (114/133)

The record is made up of 1 file (64 folios). It was created in 29 Apr 1940-1 Oct 1946. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .


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a .pedal t*ohnl>iue for Meeting thee, cbetaolee* .OMexhat lik.
that of an Irieh hunter in the bank Country of th. blauk and
■mn.. He alow, down th. oar out keep. th. revolution, high eo
a. to g«t up on top of the bank and then pau«e. for a Minute
on th* top to ee. whether the ground on the far aide i. auitatle
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a lon^ line of graea hute with their boata draan up on the
heaeh like an rtenteric hoet* tfttr paeeisiit ii*wal% we were in the
country of the alavere and kept a ^»arp look out tor trite
isieoreante and their unfortunate victim*, te were diaappolnted
to eee no chains or clanking fettera* in i^ct the only clank
wae an oocaaional proteat from the car, but there were negroea
in plenty* however, in fact the majority oi t ~ ‘ uiati * weic
either negroes or had negroid blood, with an occasional caluch
settlement* hile «e were passing one tillage the beach became
steeper and to get firmer going Hiokinbothaa went nearer the
sea* -hen he came to climb up again the aurface gave way and
tM oar went in up to th. axles, fhe pilot °* r h* 4 nvl * *
jsue.e, and after runniH: on to bob. fis«» .and th* ore* oam'^aok
t. have a look at u. and. with th. a..i.t»no. of th. vlllag.r.^
had turned out to »e« th. fun. Managed to .xtrloat. uo after
half an hour', hauling and puahing. «• went on our way, lie-
appoint.d| instead of lib.rating .lav.., th.y had in .11
probability liborat.d us. < y n arriving at ;.ohar, w« found that
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The file contains papers, mostly correspondence, relating to: a tour of Muscat by Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Geoffrey Prior, Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. and HM Consul-General, Bushire, in February 1940; his journey from Muscat to Bahrein [Bahrain] in the ship LT [Lighthouse Tender] Nearchus ; and a later tour of Bandar Abbas, Jask and Chahbar [Chabahar] in Iran by Prior in November and December 1943.

The correspondence includes the following letters from Prior to the Secretary to the Government of India External Affairs Department: a letter dated 26 April 1940, which consists of a detailed account of his trip to Muscat, including the day he spent at Kuwait with Lieutenant-Colonel Harold Richard Patrick Dickson, and a stop to refuel and meet the Senior Naval Officer at Khor Kuwai [Khawr al Quway‘] on the way to Muscat, with twelve enclosed photographs [IOR/L/PS/12/3940, f 22; IOR/L/PS/12/3940, f 23; IOR/L/PS/12/3940, f 24; IOR/L/PS/12/3940, f 25; IOR/L/PS/12/3940, f 26; IOR/L/PS/12/3940, f 27; IOR/L/PS/12/3940, f 28; IOR/L/PS/12/3940, f 29; IOR/L/PS/12/3940, f 30; IOR/L/PS/12/3940, f 31; IOR/L/PS/12/3940, f 32; IOR/L/PS/12/3940, f 63]; and a letter dated 29 April 1940, recounting Prior’s cruise from Muscat to Bahrain, with stops at Qais [Kish] Island and Ras Tanura. Copies of these letters were sent from Prior to Roland Tennyson Peel at 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 file also includes: a copy (sent from Prior to the Secretary of State for India) of a letter from Prior to Sir Reader William Bullard, HM Minister, Tehran, dated 28 January 1944, which contains a report of his tour of Bandar Abbas, Jask and Chabahar; a letter in response from Bullard to Prior dated 22 February 1944; and a letter from the Foreign Office to Bullard, dated 23 March 1944, regarding Prior’s report.

The file includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (64 folios)

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 66, 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.

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Coll 30/200 ‘Persian Gulf. Tour of Political Resident from Bahrein to Muscat in L. T. Nearchus.’ [‎57r] (114/133), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3940, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 14 April 2024]

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