'File 14/9 Correspondence re confidential and secret covers sent through commanders of BI steamers, BOAC etc or by other safe hand means'

IOR/R/15/2/1424

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The record is made up of 1 file (170 folios). It was created in 2 Jan 1936-13 May 1947. 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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The file consists of correspondence and telegrams requesting the collection and the delivery of letters and bags containing confidential and secret communication (not included).

The principal correspondents are: Gray, Mackenzie & Co Ltd; Cable and Wireless Limited; the British Consul at Basrah; the British Consul at Khorramshahr; 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. at Muscat; 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. at Kuwait; 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. ; and 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. at Bahrain.

Extent and format
1 file (170 folios)
Arrangement

The papers in the file are arranged chronologically. There are notes at the end of the file, on folios 165-171. The notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the file; they give brief description of the correspondence with a page number, which refers back to an original foliation of the file.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 172; 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 3-95; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.

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English in Latin 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/15/2/1424
Former external reference(s)
English Office Files: 14/9

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2 Jan 1936-13 May 1947 (CE, Gregorian)

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'File 14/9 Correspondence re confidential and secret covers sent through commanders of BI steamers, BOAC etc or by other safe hand means', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/1424, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000282.0x00009f> [accessed 18 October 2019]

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