'File 4/6 Formal calls between Commanders of H.M. Ships, Sheikhs of Bahrein, Kuwait, Qatar and Trucial Coast.'

IOR/R/15/6/133

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The record is made up of 1 file (62 folios). It was created in 2 Aug 1938-20 Dec 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 concerns all aspects of ceremonial at the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Muscat, particularly in terms of relations between British officials and the Sultan of Muscat and Oman.

The papers include: Government of India regulations concerning the cost of firing salutes, 1938; rules governing ceremonial arrangements at Muscat and Oman, including official calls by 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. and HBM's Consul, Muscat, official visits by the Sultan, visits by 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. , visits by British warships and the Royal Air Force, official occasions, gun salutes, Gwadur [Gwadar], and flags (draft and revised versions), 1941; correspondence from 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. , Muscat, 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. concerning official calls and gun salutes, 1945-47; and papers concerning points of ceremony arising from the transfer of control over 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. affairs from the Government of India to HM Government in 1947, including a note by 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. on designation of officers, precedence, salutes, flags, 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. 's appellation of 'Honourable', and uniform, dated 10 May 1947, with comments by 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 Foreign Office.

Extent and format
1 file (62 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the file. Circled serial numbers (red for incoming, blue for outgoing correspondence) refer to entries in the notes (folios 59-63).

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 64; 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. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 2-58; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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English in Latin script
Type
Archival file

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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/R/15/6/133
Former external reference(s)
Subject files: File 4/6

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2 Aug 1938-20 Dec 1948 (CE, Gregorian)

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