Coll 35/15 'Persian Gulf: Bahrain; issue of postage stamps'

IOR/L/PS/12/4118

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The record is made up of 1 file (188 folios). It was created in 6 Sep 1931-22 Feb 1941. 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 concerns postal service in Bahrain, and the issue of postage stamps for use in Bahrain.

The file contains:

  • Introduction and supply of Indian stamps overprinted with the word 'Bahrain', 1932
  • Persian protest against issue of Indian postage stamps surcharged 'Bahrain' and refusal to accept them, 1932
  • Persian claim to Bahrain, 1932
  • Surcharge of postage stamps for use in Bahrain, 1932
  • Bahrain postal service, 1940
  • Exchange of letters and parcels between Bahrain and Iran, 1940.

The file is composed of correspondence between: 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 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 Foreign Office; the Government of India; HM Legation at Tehran; the League of Nations; the Persian Delegation to the League of Nations; the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at Bahrain; the British Advisor to the Government of Bahrain, Sir Charles Dalrymple Belgrave; the Ruler of Bahrain, Shaikh Hamad bin ‘Isa al-Khalifa; the Director-General of Posts and Telegraphs, India; the Director of Posts and Telegraphs, Sind and Baluchistan Circle, Karachi.

The file contains documents in French, letters from the Universal Postal Union and the Persian Delegation to the League of Nations.

Extent and format
1 file (188 folios)
Arrangement

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

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 189; 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, 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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Unrestricted

Archive reference
IOR/L/PS/12/4118
Former external reference(s)
Coll 35/15

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Date(s)
6 Sep 1931-22 Feb 1941 (CE, Gregorian)

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Coll 35/15 'Persian Gulf: Bahrain; issue of postage stamps', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/4118, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000648.0x0002b8> [accessed 8 December 2019]

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