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'File 1/5D Menial Staff: Liveries' [‎41r] (85/182)

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The record is made up of 1 file (91 folios). It was created in 28 Aug 1945 - 9 Dec 1950. It was written in English and Arabic. 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 consists of correspondence between the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Bahrain, and suppliers of clothing in India; export notes; receipts; orders; correspondence about the payment of bills; letters from members of the menial staff requesting the supply of certain items of clothing; Office Order giving scale of summer and winter liveries to be issued to the inferior staff of the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , June 1946; letter from the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Kuwait to the The Conference and Supply Department, Foreign Office, London, requesting permission to make local adaptations to official uniforms for staff, both because of the climate and local opinion, August 1949; Supplies Department forms (not completed); clothing measurement forms (not completed); and extracts from official regulations governing uniforms. There are also extensive notes at the rear of the file.

The types of uniform items covered include brass buttons; brass coat of arms badges; cotton piece goods; various types of cloth; headgear; ghatras [red and white checked checked headcloths]; farrash livery; sandals; and native overcoats.

The Arabic content of this file consists of bilingual commercial letterheads and signatures of members of the menial staff written over thumbprints.

The covering dates of the correspondence in this file are 9 October 1945 to 12 September 1950. The overall date range for the file is produced by earlier and later entries in the notes at the rear of the file.

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1 file (91 folios)

The papers are arranged in chronological order from the front to the rear of the file. Circled serial numbers (red for received correspondence; blue/black for issued correspondence) refer to entries in the notes at the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation system in use commences at 1A on the front cover and continues through to 90 on the back cover. The sequence is written in pencil and appears in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. Foliation anomalies: ff. 1A, 1B; ff. 3A, 3B, 3C. The following numbers are not present in the sequence: 17, 61.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 1/5D Menial Staff: Liveries' [‎41r] (85/182), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/983, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 9 December 2019]

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