'File 1/6 I Appointment, Transfer etc. of Political Residents and Gazetted Officers Serving under him in the Persian Gulf: Correspondence re'

IOR/R/15/2/984

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The record is made up of 1 file (261 folios). It was created in 13 Nov 1926-22 Nov 1943. It was written in English and Arabic. 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 papers consist mainly of express letters, circular letters, memoranda, notices, and telegrams announcing postings, leave, and transfers of Political Residents 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. . The notifications were sent to other senior British officials 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. , Middle East, India, and London, and to various Gulf Rulers, including the Rulers of Bahrain and Qatar.

The letters to Gulf Rulers are in English and Arabic, and are accompanied by replies in Arabic with English translations. The file also records notifications of the postings of some Political Agents; programmes of handover arrangements; papers recording progress of movements; and related correspondence.

The correspondence in this file runs from 13 November 1926 to 1 October 1943; the overall date range is provided by an entry in the notes at the end of the file.

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1 file (261 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in chronological order from the front to the rear of the file. Circled serial numbers (red for received correspondence; blue/black for issued correspondence) refer to entries in the notes at the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation system in use commences at 1A on the front cover and continues through to 256 on the back cover. The sequence is wrtten in pencil and appears in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. The sequence of numbers is enclosed in a circle from f.117 on. Foliation anomalies: ff.1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E; ff.10A, 10B. The following folios need to be folded out to be read: ff.1D, 3, 8, 22, 25, 38, 47, 50, 71, 95, 109. A second, incomplete, foliation sequence (uncircled) runs between ff.117-244; these numbers are also written in pencil and can be found in the same portion of the relevant folios as the main sequence.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic 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/15/2/984
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English Office files: 1/6 I

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13 Nov 1926-22 Nov 1943 (CE, Gregorian)

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'File 1/6 I Appointment, Transfer etc. of Political Residents and Gazetted Officers Serving under him in the Persian Gulf: Correspondence re', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/984, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000241.0x0001e7> [accessed 12 December 2019]

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