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'File 1/38 Papers regarding the Appointment of a Driver-Mechanic for the Motor Car of the Political Agent, Bahrain' [‎10r] (25/108)

The record is made up of 1 file (54 folios). It was created in 29 Oct 1935-22 May 1937. 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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New Delhi, the 12th November 1935.
My dear Colonel, ^
I have sent an extract from your letter regarding
a driver to the Secretary of the Ex-Services Association
in Delhi, and I hope they will find something suitable
for you from the men on their list. I am not very
hopeful, however, for Sleeve Valve Engines are rather
unusual and it would be exceptional to find someone who had
experience of them or of Daimlers I do noVthink you will
get a better driver than the little Persian I had when I
was in Bahrain, though he had of course, no experience of
Sleeve Valve Engines. I do not know if your reference
was to him or not. I am afraid, drivers are rather a
problem. I was driving back from Bharatpur with Johnson,
the A.B.C. who runs the Viceregal cars yesterday and he
told me that they had the greatest difficulty in getting
reliable drivers even for their service.
Yours sincerely,
Lieut. Col. G. Loch, C
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. , Bahrai
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The file relates to holders of the position of Driver (Chauffeur) at the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Bahrain. The papers consist of correspondence and memoranda, and cover the following topics: request for advance of pay in order to pay off personal debts; discharge from service; enquiries to find a suitable replacement Driver for the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ; references of candidates; terms and conditions of appointment; appointment of new Driver; provision of driving licence; and leave. The file includes one letter in Arabic.

The correspondence in this file covers the period 30 October 1935 to 1 April 1937. The overall date range is supplied by entries in the notes at the rear of the file.

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1 file (54 folios)
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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 1 on the third page after the front cover, and finishes at 47 on the second page before the back cover. None of the folios omitted from this sequence (apart from the front cover) has any text. 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. 28, 28B, 28C.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 1/38 Papers regarding the Appointment of a Driver-Mechanic for the Motor Car of the Political Agent, Bahrain' [‎10r] (25/108), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/1029, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023313338.0x00001a> [accessed 17 November 2019]

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