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'File 1/55 Personal File of Political Officer, Qatar, Doha' [‎15r] (31/100)

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The record is made up of 1 file (50 folios). It was created in 22 Aug 1949-1 Oct 1950. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .


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( PF 5910)
24th January, 1950
I have to inform you that The
King has been graciously pleased to
approve your promotion to be an
officer of the eighth Grade in Branch
A of His Majesty's Foreign Service
with effect from the 21st October,
X am,
Your obedient Servant,
(for Mr. McNeil)
(bgd.) G.H. Middleton.
A.J, ffllton J^SQ.

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The file relates to the appointment and service of the first Political Officer in Qatar, Arthur John Wilton, and his successors as Political Officer up to October 1950.

The papers, which consist of correspondence and telegrams, cover the following topics: note on establishment of Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. , Qatar, subordinate to the Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. , Bahrain, August 1949; telegram concerning precedence of persons to whom the Political Officer should make official calls, October 1949; travel expenses and arrangements; telegrams concerning visits by representatives of the Ministry of Works (MOW), November to December 1949; permission to come to Bahrain for Christmas, December 1949; information on movements of the Political Officer generally; promotion within His Majesty's Foreign Service; cover during absence on leave; handover of duties between officers, including accounts, and statements of consular fees and court fee stamps, July 1950; correspondence concerning the shipping of a car for the Political Officer free of customs duty; and a personal letter [1950].

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1 file (50 folios)

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

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Foliation: the foliation system in use commences at 1 and continues through to 51 on the back cover. The sequence is written in pencil or blue crayon, enclosed in a circle, and appears in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. Foliation anomaly: ff. 1, 1A. The following pagination ranges occur: 21-22; 36-37.

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'File 1/55 Personal File of Political Officer, Qatar, Doha' [‎15r] (31/100), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/1048, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 13 April 2024]

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