'3/3 Political Officer, Trucial Coast'
This file contains correspondence between the the British Political Agents at Bahrain and Kuwait; the British Political Resident in the Persian Gulf at Bushire; the British Political Officer on the Trucial Coast at Sharjah; Rooney, Residency Surgeon, Bushire; Air Officer Commanding, al-Ḥabbānīyah, Iraq; Khān Sāḥib Sayyid ‘Abd al-Razzāq, Residency Agent Sharjah; Station Superintendent of British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) at Sharjah; G H Middleton, Foreign Office, London.This file covers the appointments and affairs of various people to the role of Political Officer, Trucial Coast, between 1939 and 1950. They include: Captain John Baron Howes, Captain Roy Douglas Metcalfe, Cornelius James Pelly, Captain Maurice O'Connor Tandy, Reginald Michael Hadow, Captain Richard Evan Bird, Captain Raymond Clive Murphy, Captain Hugh Dunstan Rance, Gordon Noel Jackson, Captain J E Hudson, Patrick D Stobart and A J Wilton. The file also covers periods when the position was vacant, including April 1942 to March 1943 and August 1943 to October 1943.Included within these papers is correspondence concerning the establishment of the position of Political Officer, Trucial Coast; the appointment of officers and arrangements for their travel, accommodation (f. 86), acquiring a car (ff. 8-9, 23) leave (ff. 33-36, f 85) and replacements; correspondence concerning their reporting arrangements (f. 10) and duties, including reports on various journeys (ff 48-59, 69-72, 83-84) and a meeting with Ibrāhīm bin ‘Uthmān, Shaikh of Buraimi, and his men (ff. 24-33); a report concerning the necessity of the position vis-à-vis the increased number of RAF officers at Shajrah (ff. 76-77); and arrangements for accommodating Bertram Thomas, who is representing Shell, visiting the Rulers of Trucial Coast.
1 file (156 folios)
Foliation: There are two different sequences of foliation. The correct sequence is written in pencil and the numbers circled. This runs from the front cover to the final page of text. The secondary foliation sequence commences at the first page of written text until the final page of text. Foliation errors: 2A.
- Item contributor:
- British Library. India Office Records and Private Papers
- Data contributor:
- Qatar National Library
- 1 file (156 folios)
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- British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers