PZ 1076/40 ‘Arms Traffic Persian Gulf. Licences for export of Arms etc to the Persian Gulf Ports’

IOR/L/PS/12/342

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The record is made up of 1 file (356 folios). It was created in 6 Jan 1931-8 Sep 1939. 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 largely of monthly returns compiled by the Board of Trade and which relate to the licensing of British arms exports by sea to Muscat and the ports 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. , notably Basra (or Basrah). The returns contain the following information for every arms export listed: the export licence number issued by the Board of Trade, the name and address of the consignor and the consignee, the name of the landing port, and a brief description of the type and quantity of the goods consigned. The main correspondent is the Board of Trade, Imports and Exports Licensing Section, London, who sends copies of the returns to the Under-Secretary of State for India, 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. , Political Department, London. Copies are also sent 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. , to help local British officials combat arms smuggling in the Arab shaikhdoms 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. .

The file includes three dividers, which give a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. Two of these are placed at the back of the correspondence. The other is placed at the front of the correspondence.

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1 file (356 folios)
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The papers are arranged in chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 357; 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 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/12/342
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PZ 1076/1940

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6 Jan 1931-8 Sep 1939 (CE, Gregorian)

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PZ 1076/40 ‘Arms Traffic Persian Gulf. Licences for export of Arms etc to the Persian Gulf Ports’, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/342, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000466.0x0002d9> [accessed 24 August 2019]

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