Coll 27/21(1) 'Passports. For employees of oil companies proceeding to the Persian Gulf'

IOR/L/PS/12/3384

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The record is made up of 1 file (463 folios). It was created in 15 May 1945-6 Apr 1948. 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 mainly relating to visas for countries 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. for employees and wives of employees of oil companies, mostly the Kuwait Oil Company, Limited (for Kuwait), but also other oil companies including: the Iraq Petroleum Company, Limited (for Bahrain and Qatar); the Standard Oil Company (for Kuwait and Oman); the Bahrain Petroleum Company (for Bahrain); the Superior Oil Company (for Kuwait); and Petroleum Concessions Limited (for Bahrein and Qatar). It also includes correspondence concerning visas for Bahrain for employees of the British Overseas Airways Corporation.

The correspondence is largely 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 Commonwealth Relations Office after the abolition of 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. in 1947) and the following: the (Foreign Office) Passport Control Department; the Kuwait Oil Company, Limited; 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 Iraq Petroleum Company, Limited; 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. , Bahrain; and the Bahrein Petroleum Company, Limited.

The file includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (463 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate 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 front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 469; 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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Archive reference
IOR/L/PS/12/3384
Former external reference(s)
Coll 27/21/1

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15 May 1945-6 Apr 1948 (CE, Gregorian)

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Coll 27/21(1) 'Passports. For employees of oil companies proceeding to the Persian Gulf', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3384, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000602.0x0003a9> [accessed 14 October 2019]

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