'File 6/3 I Transfer of Long Term Prisoners to India; Employment of Prisoners in the Agency etc; Escape of Prisoners from Lawful Custody and their kit'

IOR/R/15/2/1206

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The record is made up of 1 file (205 folios). It was created in 2 Feb 1926-30 Mar 1932. It was written in English, Farsi 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 correspondence between the following:

The papers concern prisoners of the Bahrain state, in particular their deportation to places such as India. Many of the papers are covering letters, receipts, invoices, and requests for payment for the upkeep of prisoners held in jails in Karachi, Sukkur, and Hyderabad. This correspondence is between officials of those jails, 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. in Bahrain, and the Adviser to the Government of Bahrain.

Several other matters are covered by the file, including:

Folio 173 is a copy of a letter, dated 6 June 1928, from the Secretary of State for Colonies to 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. regarding the official title of the Agent at Jeddah and which is to be used in correspondence with Ibn Saud, ruler of Najd and its dependencies.

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1 file (205 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 207; 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 1-2, 4-21, 23-26, 28-33, 35-82, 84-103, 105-147, 149-206; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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English, Farsi and Arabic 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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Archive reference
IOR/R/15/2/1206
Former external reference(s)
File 6/3 I

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2 Feb 1926-30 Mar 1932 (CE, Gregorian)

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