File 815/1917 Pt 3-9 'Persian Gulf: Lights & Buoys.'

IOR/L/PS/10/661

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The record is made up of 1 volume (483 folios). It was created in 1919-1932. 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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This volume consists of seven parts, all of which relate to the lighting and buoying service 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. , which is carried out by the Royal Indian Marine. The parts mainly consist of interdepartmental correspondence between 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. and the Foreign Office, although other departments also feature, most notably the Government of India's Marine Department, as well as its Department of Commerce.

The subjects covered in each part can be summarised as follows. Part 3 (IOR/L/PS/10/661/1) discusses repairs and alterations to the lighthouse buildings on Quoin Island and, to a lesser extent, Tamb Island. Part 4 (IOR/L/PS/10/661/2) relates to the rebuilding of the beacon at Ras-al-Arz, Kuwait. Part 5 (IOR/L/PS/10/661/3) discusses the need for an overhauling of the lighthouses and lightships in the Gulf. Part 6 (IOR/L/PS/10/661/4) concerns arrangements for a forthcoming interdepartmental conference on lighting and buoying in the Gulf. Part 7 (IOR/L/PS/10/661/5) relates to RIMS Nearchus and RIMS Lawrence , two ships that at different points are deployed as the lighthouse tender in the Gulf, as well as being used as the despatch vessel for 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. . Part 8 (IOR/L/PS/10/661/6) discusses the reorganisation of 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. Light Service. Finally, part 9 (IOR/L/PS/10/661/7) concerns claims submitted by 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. to the Foreign Office for expenditure incurred on lighting and buoying in the Gulf.

Each part includes a divider which gives the subject and part numbers, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references contained in that part by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

Extent and format
1 volume (483 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

The subject 815 ( 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. ) consists of 6 volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/659-664. The volumes are divided into 13 parts, with part 1 (A-G) comprising one volume, part 2 comprising the second volume, parts 3-9 comprising the third volume, part 10 comprising the fourth volume, parts 11-12 comprising the fifth volume, and part 13 comprising the sixth volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 485; 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. A previous foliation sequence between ff 60-485, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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English 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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Archive reference
IOR/L/PS/10/661
Former external reference(s)
P 815/1917 Pt 3-9

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Date(s)
1919-1932 (CE, Gregorian)

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