'File 19/3 III Visits of His Excellency the Naval Commander in Chief - East Indies'

IOR/R/15/2/1657

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The record is made up of 1 file (227 folios). It was created in 31 Jul 1936-12 Oct 1937. 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 telegrams and correspondence regarding arrangements for official visits of the Naval Commander in Chief, East Indies Squadron, travelling to Bahrain and other 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. countries on HMS Shoreham between 1936 and 1937.

The file contains programmes, lists of presents presented by 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. to local Rulers 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. (folios 11-13), arrangements for official dinners, meetings with ruling families in Bahrain, and visits to Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited (BAPCO) oil fields and refinery in Bahrain.

The principal correspondents are: Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited (BAPCO); Hamad bin Isa al Khalifah, Ruler of Bahrain; Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, Ruler of Qatar; the Adviser to the Government of Bahrain; the Naval Commander in Chief; 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. ; the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Agent at Sharjah; 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.

There are some documents in Arabic with English translation within the file, correspondence with local rulers and the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Agent at Sharjah.

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1 file (227 folios)
Arrangement

The papers in the file are arranged chronologically. There are notes at the end of the file, on folios 217-228. The notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the file; they give brief description of the correspondence with a number in blue and red crayon, which refers back to that correspondence in 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 229; 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 8-216 and ff 217-228 respectively; these numbers are written in a combination of blue crayon and pencil, but are not circled.

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English 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/15/2/1657
Former external reference(s)
English Office Files: 19/3 III

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31 Jul 1936-12 Oct 1937 (CE, Gregorian)

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