'File 9/3 Indian business interests in Bahrain and the Gulf'

IOR/R/15/2/344

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The record is made up of 1 file (64 folios). It was created in 11 Aug 1932-25 Apr 1949. 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 contains correspondence sent and received 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. at Bahrain concerning how to improve the Indian trade in the Gulf and how to increase it to the detriment of the Japanese trade, providing that India can supply similar goods at competitive prices.

The file contains information on the cost of Indian workforce in Bahrain and Qatar, which is gathered from the following correspondents: the Eastern Bank Limited; Petroleum Concessions LTD; Mesopotamia Persia Corporation; Gray, Mackenzie & Company Limited; Imperial Airways; the Government of Bahrain; the American Mission Hospital; Cable and Wireless Limited; the Adviser to the Government of Bahrain, Charles Dalrymple Belgrave and Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, Ruler of Qatar.

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1 file (64 folios)
Arrangement

The papers in the file are arranged chronologically. There are file notes at the end, on folios 57-65. The notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the file.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 66; 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 2-47; these numbers are also written in pencil, and can be found in the same position as the main sequence, but they are not circled. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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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/15/2/344
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Confidential files: 9/3

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11 Aug 1932-25 Apr 1949 (CE, Gregorian)

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