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The record is made up of 1 file (3 folios). It was created in 30 Oct 1920. 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 memorandum consists of a copy of a letter from Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Arnold Talbot Wilson, Officiating 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. , addressed to the Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign and Political Department, Simla. It is reporting on a recent tour made by Sir Arnold of Arabistan prior to handing over the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. to his successor. The report provides an overview of developments in the region over the past three years, which includes comments respecting the authority of the Shaikh of Mohammerah [Khorramshahr] and an update on Bakhtiari affairs. In addition, it also provides a brief update on postal and telegraph arrangements.

The report also provides an outline of the current arrangement of consular and political agencies in Arabistan, and outlines proposals for a reorganisation.

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1 file (3 folios)
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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 3; 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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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/L/PS/18/C201

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30 Oct 1920 (CE, Gregorian)

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'Persia: Affairs of Arabistan', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/18/C201, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000833.0x00018e> [accessed 24 April 2019]

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