'File 60/20 I (C 93) Imperial Bank of Iran: Bahrain, etc'

IOR/R/15/1/554

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The record is made up of 1 volume (201 folios). It was created in 22 Jan 1918-Feb 1946. 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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The volume contains correspondence relating to banking in Persia, Saudi Arabia, and the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. . The majority of the correspondence is between the British Ministry in Tehran, the Government of India, High Commissioner in Iraq (later the British Ambassador), Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in Bushire, the Foreign and Indian Offices in London, Political Agencies in Bahrain and Kuwait, the British Consulates in Shiraz and Bandar Abbas, the British Minister in Jeddah, the British Ambassador in Cairo, employees of the Imperial Bank Persia (later Imperial Bank Iran) and the Eastern Bank, and the Persian Government. Included as enclosures are several newspaper cuttings and transcripts.

The documents cover discussions over the Imperial Bank's operations in the region, including growing hostility in an increasingly nationalist Iran and the plans to open a branch in Bahrain. Much of the volume pertains to the work of rival banks in Bahrain and Dhahran in Saudi Arabia. These banks include the Eastern Bank, the Ottoman Bank and the National City Bank.

Folio 146 is a map of al-Hasa, Saudi Arabia, produced by the California Arabian Standard Oil Company.

Folios 191-198 are internal office notes.

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1 volume (201 folios)
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The volume is arranged chronologically.

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Foliation: the sequence commences at the front cover and terminates at the back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled and can be found 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. A second foliation sequence is also present between ff 4-190; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled and can be found in the same position as the main sequence. Circled index numbers in red and blue crayon can also be found throughout the volume. There are the following irregularities: f 33 is followed by f 34a and f 34b.

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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/R/15/1/554
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A Series: 60/20 I Confidential Series: C 93

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22 Jan 1918-Feb 1946 (CE, Gregorian)

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