'File B/7 Miscellaneous correspondence with Residency Agent, Sharjah, and notables and Shaikhs of Oman'
- Mana bin Rāshid Āl Maktūm (correspondent)
Emir of Abu Dhabi, Āl Nahyān dynasty (correspondent)
Emir of Dubai, Āl Maktūm dynasty (correspondent)
Emir of Sharjah, Āl Qāsimī dynasty (correspondent)
Native Agent, Trucial Coast, Sharjah (correspondent)
The file contains numerous courtesy letters expressing friendship, congratulations and thanks, which are exchanged mainly between the Political Agent, Bahrain and the Shaikhs of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. The majority of courtesy letters received by the Political Agent, Bahrain are from the Dubai shaikhs, particularly from Shaikh Mani bin Rashid Maktum [Āl Maktūm, Shaikh Mana bin Rashid] who is the cousin of the Ruler Shaikh Sai’d bin Maktum [Āl Maktūm, Shaikh Saʻīd bin Maktūm bin Hasher]. Several of the letters from Shaikh Mani bin Rashid Maktum contain complaints against Sayid Abdul Razaq the Residency Agent at Sharjah.The file also contains a small amount of claims correspondence relating mainly to debt repayment. This correspondence includes petitions received from local merchants and other inhabitants of Bahrain, Dubai and Sharjah, as well as letters from the Residency Agent, Sharjah to the Political Agent, Bahrain reporting his investigations into some of the claims made and any settlements reached. The majority of letters are in Arabic and are also translated into English. Included in the file are two merchant letters in Persian and a short extract from a German ornithological report in 1937, together with an English translation, about white storks.Finally, there is a small amount of correspondence in 1937 between the Political Resident in the Persian Gulf and the Government of India regarding legal opinion on the service of summonses in the Trucial Coast shaikhdoms.
1 file (202 folios)
The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the file.
Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 204; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 2-157; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.
- Item contributor:
- British Library. India Office Records and Private Papers
- Data contributor:
- Qatar National Library
- 1 file (202 folios)
- Debt recovery
- Geographic region:
- Abu Dhabi
- DC rights:
Creative Commons Non-Commercial Licence
Open Government Licence
Copyright or data protection restrictions
- Is part of:
- British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers