Coll 5/47 ‘Persia and the Persian Gulf: Bushire and Bandar Abbas’

IOR/L/PS/12/2000

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The record is made up of 1 file (21 folios). It was created in 5 Nov 1947-17 May 1949. 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 contains correspondence documenting a proposal from the British Embassy at Tehran that the meteorological stations at Bushire and Bandar Abbas [Bandar-e ʻAbbās] should be shut down, and subsequent consultation with the Government of India and Pakistan via the officers of the UK High Commissioners to these respective countries. It also documents the decision of the Government of Pakistan – as the maintainer of the aforesaid stations – to transfer these stations to Iranian control, rather than close them down.

The main correspondents are as follows: officials of the Commonwealth Relations Office (Francis Anthony Kitchener Harrison and Kenneth Roy Crook), officials of the Foreign Office (L W Blackwell and W F M Davies). A couple of letters from Sir Nelson King Johnson as Director of the Meteorological Office at the Air Ministry are also present within the file.

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1 file (21 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file, ending with a set of file notes on folio 2. Serial numbers in red ink, which occur throughout the file, refer to entries in the notes.

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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 23; 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/12/2000
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Coll 5/47

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5 Nov 1947-17 May 1949 (CE, Gregorian)

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Coll 5/47 ‘Persia and the Persian Gulf: Bushire and Bandar Abbas’, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/2000, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000555.0x00021a> [accessed 20 September 2019]

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