'IMPORT INTO QATAR OF A STATUETTE OF VIRGIN MARY'

IOR/R/15/2/611

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The record is made up of 1 file (9 folios). It was created in 3 Dec 1947-17 Mar 1948. 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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This file concerns the importation into Qatar of a Roman Catholic statuette of the Virgin Mary by a Goanese member of staff of Petroleum Concession Limited at Dukhan [Dukhān]. The case is referred to the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Bahrain on 3 December 1947 since there has been no resolution (folio 2) and on 4 March 1948 the case of another Indian being relieved of a statuette is reported (folio 7).

The file contains correspondence between Basil Henry le Riolet Lermitte, Petroleum Concession Limited, Bahrain, and Cornelius James Pelly, Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Bahrain, as well as copies of correspondence between Saleh Al Mana [Ṣāliḥ Āl Māni‘], representative of the Ruler of Qatar, 'Abdullah bin Jasim Al Thani, and Langham, the fields manager at Dukhan.

The front and back covers have been reused from closed files and bear the titles: '10/1 BAHRAIN OIL CONCESSION BAPCO' (folio 1v) and '2/12 TRANSMISSION OF SAFE HAND PACKAGES, ETC.' (folio 11v).

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1 file (9 folios)
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The papers are arranged in chronological order from the front to the rear of the file. File notes appear at the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 11; 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 2-10; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.

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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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Archive reference
IOR/R/15/2/611
Former external reference(s)
Confidential File: 21/9

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3 Dec 1947-17 Mar 1948 (CE, Gregorian)

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'IMPORT INTO QATAR OF A STATUETTE OF VIRGIN MARY', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/611, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000241.0x000002> [accessed 17 July 2019]

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