The file contains correspondence relating to the tribes of Buraimi sent between Gordon Noel Jackson, Political Officer, Sharjah (Trucial Coast) and Cornelius James Pelly, Political Agent, Bahrain.A covering letter (f 2) from Gordon Noel Jackson, Political Officer, Trucial Coast (Sharjah) to Cornelius James Pelly, British Agent Sharjah, explains that the notes were compiled by the Residency Agent, [Jasim bin Muhammad Kadmari] and gives reasons for recommending that Wilfred Thesiger should avoid the area of Buraimi. Reference is made to the presence of Major Richard Bird from the oil company and that the information differed from that collected in 1908 by John Gordon Lorimer. An additional 'more accurate' note (ff 25-27) by Major Bird on the Al Bu Shamis is included.The notes provide information on each tribe under the following sections: allegiance to the two major tribal confederations of Oman (Ghafiri and Hinawi); names of chief shaikh and second in importance; tribal sub-divisions; area and villages inhabited; estimated population and strength in rifles; followed by a note on the prevalent behaviour and history of inter-tribal relationships and conflict.Tribes assessed in this manner are found in three parts of the report:the tribes of Buraimi and Trucial Oman: Na'im, Beni Ka'ab, the Manasir, the 'Awamir, Beni Qitab, Beni Qatar;Abu Dhabi tribes in Buraimi: al Dhawahir, Al Nawsir, al Najadat, al Kuwaitat, the Beni Yas;Muscat and Oman tribes: Al Duru, Al Jinibah, Al Wahibah, Bidah, Beni Yezid, Beni Ali, Ya'aqib, Hawasinah, Beni Umar, Beni Jabir, Baluch, Beni Gheith, Maqabil, Kund.
1 file (30 folios)
The papers are arranged in chronological order from the front to the rear of the file. There are file notes on folio 29.
Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the front cover, and terminates at the inside back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto side of each folio.