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'Muscat Levy Corps' [‎126r] (264/292)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (135 folios). It was created in 30 Jan 1926-27 May 1931. 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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British i^oeideriqy #
Buahire t the 27th 4^y 1951«
Foreign ana political department .jcpreso letter
HcuF. 19 -11 /31, dated the 15th Mny 1931, reached me thia
morning and Fowie arrived airaultaneously§ so that I had
an opportunity of aiecusssln^ the whole position at Muscat
with hiia.
I-low, firstly, the finane 1 al situation is
admitted^ bad, though we are not prepared to accept
lied icock 1 g esti mtos as necessarily absolutely correct#
Fowle only succeeded in getting these out oi him wit a a
,;raat deal of difficulty. On the other himd, there is
one ttiiac that we should like to emphtisise, naaely, tiuut
Kedtjo ocK hue mde a test oase of the -«t> budget and tos
attributed to it an ioiportance whloh it reaiiy imrdly
aerite. A cut has been made in the - evy budget of about
s. 12,000 alree-dy. In round figures the reduction in yey
vros only about !e.4000, the rem&indel- bem; in the
reduction of non -combatant personnel, oto. -o.i -he
latter obviously cannot be repeated and even if we niaice
a further cut in the pay of a similar aiaount to that which
we have already made ( and I doubt if we car. do this
without creating a certain amount of disaatisfaotlon) It
would br .n* in only As.4000 - a comparatively small sum
and really only a drop in the ocean as far as the general
finances •••
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fortign secretary t ^ the Government
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Correspondence discusses the Muscat Levy Corp: its organisation, composition, strength, budget and activities.

On termination of command it was customary for the Commanding Officer to submit a report on the Muscat Levy Corp and the following reports are included:

In response to requests in 1931 from S.E, Hedgcock, Financial Adviser, for financial savings in the Muscat Levy Corps, Captain Walker comments on the road building capacity of the Levy as it achieves this for the State without cost of additional expenditure. Correspondence discusses cuts in pay in the Muscat Levy to achieve financial savings given the financial situation of the Muscat state and the position of the Government of India. Data included is a comparison between the pay of the Muscat Infantry and that of the Customs Department.

Correspondents include Robert William George Stephens; Allan Robertson Walker, Commandants, Muscat Levy; Trenchard Craven Fowle, 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; Francis Beville Prideaux, 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. , 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. ; Foreign Secretary to the Government of India.

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1 volume (135 folios)

The papers are arranged chronologically from front to rear of file.

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Foliation: There is an incomplete foliation sequence and a complete foliation sequence. The complete sequence, which should be used for referencing, is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. It begins on the title page, on number 1, and ends on the last folio of writing, on number 135. Foliation errors: f.1 is followed by f.1A.

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