'File 1/22 Handing Over and Taking Over by the Head Clerks on Transfer: Correspondence re'

IOR/R/15/2/1008

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The record is made up of 1 file (89 folios). It was created in 11 Nov 1930-3 Nov 1948. 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 file contains records of valuables kept on deposit [some as a result of legal cases], and firearms, ammunition, documents, and other items stored securely at the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Bahrain.

The papers include statements, lists, notes, receipts, and a small amount of correspondence, and consist of: statements showing valuables on deposit, 1930-48; statements showing cash balances and local funds account, 1933; statements of Government property, 1933-39; lists of Bahrain Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. property, 1941 to 1948; lists of Toshakhana articles [securely stored valuables and firearms], 1933 to 1948; list of articles handed over to broker Often a local commercial agent in the Gulf who regularly performed duties of intelligence gathering and political representation. for sale, July 1944; list of condemned ammunition dumped in the sea, 1947; miscellaneous lists; and receipts for items sold or held in safekeeping. The statements and lists are signed by the relieving and relieved Clerks, and countersigned 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. . The file includes some receipts in Arabic.

Extent and format
1 file (89 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.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation system in use commences at 1A on the front cover, and continues through to 83 on the back cover. The sequence is written 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. Foliation anomalies: ff. 1A, 1B; ff. 12A, 12B, 12C; ff. 44A, 44B; ff. 56A, 56B, 56C.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
Type
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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Unrestricted

Archive reference
IOR/R/15/2/1008
Former external reference(s)
English Office Files: 1/22

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11 Nov 1930-3 Nov 1948 (CE, Gregorian)

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