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'[Un-numbered File] Muscat Diary 1905-1907' [‎75r] (149/542)

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The record is made up of 1 file (269 folios). It was created in 1905-1907. 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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of 1905.
Polit.ical Liary of fhe Muscat, Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. for
the week ending 5th November 1905.
October 30th. Rustum Khan the brother of the Wall of
Mekran, accompanied by his own son arrived at
Muscat by S.S."Goalpara".
October Slst. Shaikh Zaid bin Khalifah accompanied by
his son and Sultan bin Dhiyab, left for Lhabi in
His Highness * Yacht M Nur-ul-Bahr”.
2.- It is said that Shaikh bin Saood of El-
Nejd is intending to make a raid on the North
Western countries of Oman.
November 1st* Monsieur Billecocq, French Vice Consul,
left by S.S."Dwarka”.
November 2nd.
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. accompanied by Lr.
Sjutcds C I'lM * l\ H frf /A. .
tend, ^ -deriran doctor who arrived by S. S. "Lumra"
called on His Highness the Sultan.
2.- The tfali Suleiman bin Suweylim paid a
visit to 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. .
November 4th. Mahomed bin Aamir El Hasani of the Beni
Boo Hasan tribe paid a visit to the Political
Agent.
November 5th.
S.S."Kaffir” arrived from Europe, landed
jyy cases of arms and ammunition and proceeded
up the Gulf.
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Major.
®ihg. 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. & H.B.M , s Consul,
MUSCAT.
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This file contains several types of documentation with information on the condition of the country, arrivals and departures of ships, movement of British representatives, missionary enterprises, aviation etc. However, the bulk of the file consists of weekly reports containing the main political news of the day filed 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. in 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. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. . The reports are organised as a series of bullet points representing the events of each day of the week. Of note are a series of regular standardised forms titled 'Statement of Arms and Ammunition landed at Muscat'.

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1 file (269 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 foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 271; 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 between ff 14-204 and between ff 236-270, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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