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The record is made up of 1 file (6 folios). It was created in 18 Nov 1940-22 Dec 1940. 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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The file comprises correspondence and notes relating to the possible sabotage and smuggling of mail: a telegram from the Senior Naval Officer in 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. (SNOPG), dated 18 November 1940, reporting a suspected case of sabotage in which a leaking jar of acid was found in a mail bag (f 2); a second telegram from the SNOPG, dated 1 December 1940, reporting that neutral ships occasionally smuggle mail, and asking whether arrangements exist for the examination of mail and ships’ boxes at British ports (f 3); 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’s reply to this last telegram, to the SNOPG, dated 22 December 1940, stating that the postmaster is ordered to send for censorship all mail brought ashore from neutral ships (f 5). A note, written by 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. , details the discussion had with the SNOPG on this last matter (f 6).

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1 file (6 folios)
Arrangement

The file’s contents are arranged in approximate chronological order, from the earliest item at the front to the latest at the end. The file notes at the end of the file (ff 6-7) mirror the chronological arrangement.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the back cover with 8; 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 also present in parallel between ff 2-5; 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/15/2/709
Former external reference(s)
Confidential Files: 28/18

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18 Nov 1940-22 Dec 1940 (CE, Gregorian)

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‘File 28/18 Sabotage smuggling etc of mail’, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/709, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000241.0x000066> [accessed 22 September 2019]

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