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  1. ‘The life stream of an office’: Instructions for dealing with correspondence at the British Residency in Bushire

    Martin Woodward Archival Specialist, British Library A document written in the mid-1940s sheds light on how the Bushire Political Residency files came ...


  2. The Manuscript Journals of John Bax

    Martin Woodward Archival Specialist, British Library The remarkable travel journals of an Indian civil servant, who was an eyewitness to the military ...


  3. Finding Aid: Departmental Papers: Political and Secret Separate (or Subject) Files

    Susannah Gillard Content Specialist, Archivist, British Library A guide to the Departmental Papers: Political and Secret Separate (or Subject) Files (IOR/L/PS/10), ...


  4. ‘Calls himself an Englishman’: The shifting loyalties of Harry Philby

    Matt Griffin Content Specialist, Gulf History, British Library How the anti-British sentiments of a British adviser assisted the foundation of Saudi Arabia. ...


  5. Finding Aid: Muscat Political Agency Records

    Ula Zeir Content Specialist- Arabic Language, British Library What do the records created by the British Political Agency at Muscat have to offer us? ...


  6. Claudius James Rich: Administrator, traveller, author, and collector of manuscripts and antiquities

    Martin Woodward Archival Specialist, British Library The life and death of Claudius James Rich, author of 'Narrative of a Residence in Koordistan' ...


  7. Finding Aid: Political Residency, Bushire IOR/R/15/1: 1763-1948

    Robert Astin Content Specialist, Archivist, British Library An overview of the records created by Britain’s Political Residency at Bushire between 1763 ...


  8. Finding Aid: Political (External) Department Records

    Alex Hailey Content Specialist, Archivist, British Library An overview of records on the Qatar Digital Library originating from the Political (External) ...


  9. Home and Away: The Itinerant History of the Hawala Arabs

    Dr Ahmed Dailami Arabic Language Specialist, British Library Appearing in files from Bahrain in the 1930s, the terms ‘Holi’ (singular) and ‘Hawala’ ...


  10. The Arabic Translations of Ptolemy's Almagest

    Prof. Paul Kunitzsch Emeritus Professor of Arabic Studies, the University of Munich, Germany Around 150 AD Claudius Ptolemaeus wrote the great handbook ...


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