'File 10/8 Overseas trade enquiries'

IOR/R/15/2/1352

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The record is made up of 1 file (249 Folios). It was created in 23 Jul 1929-29 Nov 1934. 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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Correspondence between the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. and customs officials in Bahrain, and United Kingdom companies relating to trade in Bahrain. The file includes papers concerning an upsurge in orders for bicycles in Bahrain, 1929. Other commodities covered include mother of pearl and the pearl trade, Lingah shells (known in European markets as 'Bombay shells'), bedsteads, margarine and related products, electric generating sets and motor engines for motor launches, cloth, cotton, silks, machine tools, condensed milk and chocolate, biscuits, sharks' skins, locks, sport goods, scotch whisky and a proposal for a golf course. The objective was to increase the volume and range of trade carried on in Bahrain by British firms. The papers also include reports, and correspondence with local companies in Bahrain.

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1 file (249 Folios)
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The papers are arranged chronologically from the front to the rear of the file.

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Foliation: The system of foliation in use appears in a circle in the top right-hand corner of each folio. The file is also foliated 1-15, 19-256 (uncircled).

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English in Latin script
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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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IOR/R/15/2/1352
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English Office files: 10/8

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23 Jul 1929-29 Nov 1934 (CE, Gregorian)

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