Coll 28/38 ‘Persia. Trade. Trade Tables 1929/30 to’

IOR/L/PS/12/3434

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The record is made up of 1 file (240 folios). It was created in 19 Mar 1931-7 Jan 1944. It was written in English and French. 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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Copies of correspondence sent by the British Legation at Tehran (including Commercial Secretary F A G Gray, and Envoys Extraordinary & Ministers Plenipotentiary, Horace James Seymour, Reader William Bullard), distributing and providing comment on Persian [Iranian] foreign trade statistics, generally in the form of quarterly returns. Included amongst the correspondence are copies of statistical tables illustrating various aspects of Persian foreign trade, arranged under the headings of imports and exports, and further organised by commodities and trading partners. The papers provide illustration of changes in trading patterns into and out of Persia prior to and during the Second World War.

The file includes several copies of a Bulletin Mensuel des Douanes (Monthly Customs Bulletin), published by the Administrator General of Customs in the Government of Iran’s Ministry of Finance. The bulletins, which are written in French, cover the periods July/August 1942 (ff 69-78), October/November 1942 (ff 55-64), November/December 1942 (ff 39-48), December 1942/January 1943 (ff 28-38), January/February 1943 (ff 16-26), and June/July 1943 (ff 5-14).

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1 file (240 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 241; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 2-241; these numbers are also written in pencil and are circled. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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English and French 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/L/PS/12/3434
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Coll 28/38

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19 Mar 1931-7 Jan 1944 (CE, Gregorian)

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Coll 28/38 ‘Persia. Trade. Trade Tables 1929/30 to’, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3434, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000602.0x0003dc> [accessed 24 May 2019]

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