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  1. The India Office: The Government, in London, of British India

    ... Antonia Moon A government department unique in its scope and power, the India Office had ... of India was placed directly under the control of the British Crown. A new department, the India Office ... departments dealt with one area only, the India Office was like a government in itself. Government in India ...

  2. India Office Records Map Collection: A Vast and Powerful Resource

    ... of influence the East India company, and later India Office, ensured that they had an advantage over competing powers. The India Office Records (IOR) Map Collection amounts to some 70,000 hand-drawn and printed maps. ... the sphere of influence of the East India Company (EIC) and, later, the India Office. This includes ...

  3. History of the India Office Records and Private Papers

    ... in the EIC and India Office of the importance of record-keeping. Both the East India Company and the Board ... appointed a Librarian and Keeper of the Papers from 1811. Vast Amounts of Paperwork When the India Office ... and needed to take steps to make it more manageable. During the 1860s, the India Office surveyed this mass ...

  4. The India Office Records

    ... Penny Brook The vast archive known as the India Office Records, occupying approximately nine miles ... organisations crucial to the British colonial effort in the period 1600–1858. The India Office Records comprise the official archives of the India Office (1858–1947) and its predecessors the East India Company (1600–1858) ...

  5. The India Office Private Papers

    ... Penny Brook The India Office Private Papers offer a personal perspective on military, political, ... of India Office Private Papers held at the British Library that document the lives of officials of the India Office and East India Company. Papers of People from All Walks of Life The Private Papers comprise ...

  6. Qatari History: Pivotal Moments Revealed in India Office Records

    ... found in the India Office Records. From the decks of the  Discovery  and  Pysche, the British officers ... Dr Mark Hobbs From East India Company intelligence to news of the discovery of oil, the India Office Records demonstrate the exchanges that took place between Britain and Qatar over the last three ...

  7. Country Profile: Qatar

    ... between the British and Qatar, as illustrated through the India Office Records. Qatar is an Arab emirate ... map of Qatar. IOR/R/15/1/370, f.164 KEY MOMENTS FROM BAHRAIN’S HISTORY IN THE INDIA OFFICE RECORDS INCLUDE 1782: The earliest recorded mention of Zubarah in the India Office Records (IOR/R/15/1/3, f.95) ...

  8. Profile: British Baluchistan and Makran

    ... between the British and Baluchistan and Makran, as illustrated through the India Office Records. ... At Jask, Makran, November 1900. Photo 430/8/7 Key moments from Makran’s history in the India Office Records ... buffer between its most-prized possession, India, and Russia, her main imperial rival on the Asian ...

  9. Country Profile: Kuwait

    ... British Library Partnership Team An overview of the key moments from the history of interaction between the British and Kuwait, as illustrated through the India Office Records. The State of Kuwait ... on 19 June 1961. Key moments from Kuwait’s history in the India Office Records include 1899: Signing ...

  10. Country Profile: Oman

    ... British Library Partnership Team An overview of the key moments from the history of interaction between the British and Oman, as illustrated through the India Office Records. The Sultanate of Oman ... history in the India Office Records include 1861: British mediation leading to a creation of separate ...

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