File 21/2 'Coal Depot at Koweit'

IOR/R/15/5/58

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The record is made up of 1 file (193 folios). It was created in 29 Oct 1905-12 Jul 1917. 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, together with several cost estimates and a few maps, relating to the planning and construction of a new British coal depot at Bandar Shweikh [Shwaykh] in Kuwait. The main correspondents are 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. , Kuwait and 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. , Bushire. Included in the file are letters and memoranda exchanged between the Resident and several Government of India officials, mainly in the Foreign and Political Department, and also Government of Bombay officials, mainly in the Department of Public Works.

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1 file (193 folios)
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File papers are arranged in approximate chronological order.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 195; 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.

Two additional foliation sequences are present in parallel between ff 3-194; these numbers are also written in pencil, but, where circled, are crossed through.

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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/R/15/5/58
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First Series: 21/2

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29 Oct 1905-12 Jul 1917 (CE, Gregorian)

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