'File 9/30 Naval & Shipping: Persian Gulf Lighting Service'

IOR/R/15/6/331

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The record is made up of 1 file (75 folios). It was created in 8 Nov 1945-23 Aug 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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Correspondence and other papers relating to the workings 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. Lighting Service. The majority of the file is made up of brief quarterly reports containing information on oil tankers passing through Muscat and any shipping not travelling on to the Shatt al-Arab from Muscat. These reports were submitted by Gray, Mackenzie and Company Limited and Khan Bahadur Nassib bin Mohd & Sons, then forwarded 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. , Muscat, to the Government of India, External Affairs Department.

Further correspondence covers a number of matters, including: the question of introducing a levy for services provided by 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. Lighting Service; the matter of financial and administrative responsibility of the Service; the report that the Persians are thinking of taking over all lights on the Persian side of the Gulf; and the proposal to erect a lighthouse at Ras Al Hadd. This correspondence comes from: the Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. 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 British Embassy, Baghdad; the Port Directorate, Basrah; and the Admiralty.

Included in the file is a list of all navigational aids maintained in the Gulf by 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. Lighting Service (folios 34-36).

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1 file (75 folios)
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The file is arranged in chronological order, from the front to the rear.

At the rear of the file are internal office notes (ff 73-76).

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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 77; 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 2-66; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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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/15/6/331
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File 9/30

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8 Nov 1945-23 Aug 1948 (CE, Gregorian)

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