'File 4/12 (1.a/52) Publicity Officer, Persian Gulf'

IOR/R/15/2/933

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The record is made up of 1 file (11 folios). It was created in 2 Jan 1941-18 Feb 1941. 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 correspondence file discusses the suitability of Bertram Thomas for appointment as Publicity 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. , as recommended by the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. and endorsed by the Government of India. The correspondence comprises: one secret letter and five confidential telegrams (reference numbers D.O. No. C/4; No.C/20; No.131; No.646; No.1665; No. T/8) between the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. 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. , Bushire; 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. , Bahrain; the Government of India, New Delhi and the Secretary of State for India, London in 1941.

The file also includes planning notes for the anti-parachute training of the British Volunteer Defence Force (B.V.D.F.), as discussed between the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. and the Commanding Air Officer, 1940-1942 (ff.9-11).

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1 file (11 folios)
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File papers are arranged chronologically.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: numbered 1 to 12 in pencil in the top right hand corner and encircled. The numbering starts at the front of the file, on the file cover (f.1) and ends on the inside cover at the back of the file (f.12).

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English in Latin script
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Archival file

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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/15/2/933
Former external reference(s)
Information Series: 4/12 Confidential Series: 1.a/52

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2 Jan 1941-18 Feb 1941 (CE, Gregorian)

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