'File 6/2 II Bahrain Police'

IOR/R/15/2/1203

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The record is made up of 1 file (233 folios). It was created in 13 Mar 1930-22 Apr 1934. It was written in English and Farsi. 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 between the Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. 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. , Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Bahrain, Adviser to the Government of Bahrain (Charles Dalrymple Belgrave), Commandant of the Bahrain State Police, 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. in Muscat, Government of India (Indian Stores Department and Foreign and Political Department), Officer Commanding the 10th Baluch Regiment, Chief of the General Staff at Army Headquarters in India, and a number of current, former, and prospective employees of the Bahrain State Police.

The papers concern the employment of men for the Bahrain State Police. Numerous matters are covered by the file, including:

  • petitions from former employees complaining of unfair treatment or unpaid debts;
  • administrative matters relating to recruitment, pay and conditions, leave, and arrangements for passage to and from Bahrain;
  • recruitment from India of qualified drill instructors;
  • the proposal to send employees of the force to India for training;
  • the deputation of an instructor of the lathi [baton] drill from India to Bahrain.

The papers include receipts, bills, and contracts.

Folios 223-234 are internal office notes.

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1 file (233 folios)
Arrangement

The file is arranged chronologically from the front to the rear of 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 235; 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. Two additional foliation sequences are also present in parallel between ff 2-222, and ff 223-234; these numbers are written in pencil and pen, but are not circled.

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English and Farsi in Latin and Arabic 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/15/2/1203
Former external reference(s)
6/2 II

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13 Mar 1930-22 Apr 1934 (CE, Gregorian)

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