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‘File XXXVIII/3 SUR AFFAIRS. SUR & THE AMIRS OF JA‘ALAN. 1927 to oct: 1928.’ [‎84r] (177/638)

The record is made up of 1 volume (308 folios). It was created in 5 Feb 1927-10 Oct 1928. 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.

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The volume starts with an index (ff 4-8) which lists the subjects of the correspondence in the volume. The correspondence in the volume is in the form of letters, telegrams and reports related to the internal affairs taking place at Sur and the involvement of various tribes in those affairs, mainly the Bani Bu Ali and the Janabah. Among the issues covered in the correspondence are the following:

The volume also includes two reports on the Sur affairs (ff 129-156) and (ff 256-291) sent by the 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. , Muscat, to the 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. , Bushire. The reports cover the following:

  • Historical summary of the Bani Bu Ali tribe
  • Historical summary of the Janabah tribe
  • Geographical description of Sur
  • The slave trade at Sur
  • Recent events at Sur
  • Review of the current situation.

Among other correspondents in the volume are the following: the Wali of Sur, Hamad bin Hilal; the Amirs of Ja‘alan, Shaikh Muhammad bin Nasir and Shaikh Ali bin Abdullah Al Hamudah; and the Council of Ministers to His Highness the Sultan of Muscat and Oman.

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1 volume (308 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 310; 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. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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‘File XXXVIII/3 SUR AFFAIRS. SUR & THE AMIRS OF JA‘ALAN. 1927 to oct: 1928.’ [‎84r] (177/638), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/6/62, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100072577993.0x0000b2> [accessed 23 February 2020]

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