File 869/1904 Pt 3 'Arms traffic: Red Sea, Africa and Aden'

IOR/L/PS/10/34

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The record is made up of 1 volume (218 folios). It was created in 1909-1911. It was written in English, French and Italian. 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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This volume is the third of three successive volumes of correspondence (IOR/L/PS/10/32-34), relating to the British prohibition and suppression of arms traffic between ports in Aden, the Red Sea and the coast of East Africa. The main correspondents are ministers and officials at the Foreign Office, the 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. , the Colonial Office and the Admiralty in London, as well as officials in the Government of India Foreign and Political Department and in the Government of Bombay Political Department. Other notable correspondents are the Commander-in-Chief for the East Indies Station, the Commander and Senior Naval Officer for 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. Division, the Senior Naval Officer for the Aden Division, 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. and the First Assistant Resident at Aden, and the British Commissioner for the Somaliland Protectorate. The correspondence includes naval reports about the British blockade of the Warsangli coast [Somalia] in 1908 and Aden sea patrols in 1911; the ‘Agreement between the United Kingdom, France, and Italy respecting the importation of arms and ammunition into Abyssinia signed at London, December 13, 1906’ as published in 1907; ‘The Aden Arms (Sea Traffic) Regulation, 1910’; and sample forms used for the identification and regulation of dhows and other vessels in the ports of British Somaliland, Aden and Zanzibar. There is also a small amount of diplomatic correspondence, mainly from the French and Italian Ambassadors at London to the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. This correspondence includes sample forms in Italian, together with revised instructions in French that were drafted jointly by the French and Italian Governments, for the enforcement of arms traffic controls in their respective protectorates of French Somaliland, Italian Somaliland and Italian Eritrea.

The file includes a divider which gives the subject number, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 volume (218 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume. The subject 869 (Arms Traffic: - Red Sea, Africa and Aden) consists of three volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/32-34. The volumes are divided into three parts, with each part comprising one volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 220; 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.

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English, French and Italian in Latin script
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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/L/PS/10/34
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P 869/1904 Pt 3

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1909-1911 (CE, Gregorian)

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