'File No. II/12 Foreign Dept Memoranda of Information re: affairs in Persia and Arabian shore of the Persian Gulf. Jan '09 --'

IOR/R/15/5/9

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The record is made up of 1 volume (87 folios). It was created in 1 Feb 1909-19 Jan 1914. 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 volume mainly comprises printed reports for each month from January to August 1909 entitled 'Memoranda of information received during the month of ... relating to affairs in Persia, and the Arabian shore of 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 memoranda are dated and despatched by the Officiating Deputy Secretary to the Government of India (L W Reynolds). Also included in the file are letters of instruction from Deputy Secretary to the Government of India to 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, emphasising the confidential nature of the reports and with instructions on the procedure of transfer and acknowledgement to be followed by successive Political Agents. Also included in the file are letters of receipt 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. , Kuwait (William Henry Irving Shakespear; Stuart George Knox; William George Grey).

Each memorandum includes a table of contents. Topics covered in the memoranda include:

Extent and format
1 volume (87 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in rough chronological order from the front to the rear of the volume.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 89; 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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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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Unrestricted

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IOR/R/15/5/9
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First Series files: 2/12

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1 Feb 1909-19 Jan 1914 (CE, Gregorian)

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'File No. II/12 Foreign Dept Memoranda of Information re: affairs in Persia and Arabian shore of the Persian Gulf. Jan '09 --', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/5/9, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000831.0x0003a4> [accessed 19 August 2019]

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