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'Cyphers and Secret Documents: Safe Custody Reports and Handing Over Certificates for Secret Documents' [‎183r] (370/523)

The record is made up of 1 file (260 folios). It was created in 30 Dec 1936-24 Sep 1946. 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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R3P0RT OF TflHHSFi^ OF CODiig, ETC. ' "Tx
(l u ' (fay
I hareby certify that I have this 7^ day of August, trans
ferred to Mr. R.E.R. Bird, the codes and other documents detailed below
which were in ray possession,
1. Indian Foreign Office Cypher and Decypher (Internal) 1927 in two
volumes. Copies Nos. 88 and 89.
2. (a) Interdepartmental Cypher and Decypher 1941 in two volumes.
Copies Nos. 1564 and 1565.
(b) Interdepartmental Ordinary Recyphering Tables Nos. 63-71
Copies Nos. 1274 and 1275.
(c) Interdepartmental 'O* Recyphering Tables Nos. 57-60 (copy No.i:
(d) Two sets/ of Indicating groups for use with Interdepartmental
Recyphering Tables (Ordinary).
3. (a) Indian Cypher and Decypher "S" 1935 in two volumes. Copies
Nos. 112 and 157. And Indian Cypher and Decypher "S 11 1945 in two volumes.
Copies Nos. 211 and 212.
(b) 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. Recyphering Tables ,, A" series Nos. 72-79 (copies
Nos. 65 and 66).
(c) 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. Recyphering Tables "D" series Nos. 46-50 (copies
Nos. 18 and 19).
(d) Two sets of Indicating Groups for use with 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.
Recyphering Tables "A".
(e) Two sets of Indicating Groups for use with 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.
Recyphering Tables "D".
4. Indian Confidential Code and Decode "Q" 1935 in two volumes.
Copies Nos. 156 and 182.
5. (a) One time Recyphering Pads "IN" only (Cairo - Bahrain) No. 6 -10.
Copy No. 9.
(b) One time Recyphering Pad "OUT" only (Bahrain - Cairo) No. 415.
(c) One time Recyphering Pads "IN" only (Bushire - Bahrain)
Nos. 1951 - 1955.
(d) One time Recyphering Pads "OUT" only (Bahrain - Bushire)
Nos. 1956 - 1960.
(e) 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. Six Way Pads Nos. 1 - 36.
6. Distribution list of Indian Cypher "S" 1935 and Indian Confidential
Code 1935. Copies Nos. 112 and 157.
7. Civil Cypher System (Copy Nox. 861.)
P 01 i t i e n t,
Bahrain.
I hereby certify that I have this 7 'day of August, 1945 received
the above mentioned documents and that they are in my possession and
safe custody.
UuX^u
Assistant 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. ,
Bahrain.

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The file contains papers relating to the safe custody and transfer by the Bahrain Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. of secret and confidential publications and cyphers and codes. The file contains correspondence from 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. , Bahrain and from other British officials, safe custody certificates, transfer certificates, and related papers. The papers include:

The Arabic content of this file consists of printed text on the verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. of the sketch map on folio 81. This sheet appears to have been reused for drawing the map.

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1 file (260 folios)
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The papers are arranged in chronological order from the front to the rear of the file. Serial numbers written in blue and red crayon (blue for sent correspondence, red for received correspondence) are present throughout the file. They refer to entries in the notes at the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 1 on the front cover and terminates at 258 on the back cover. The numbers are written in pencil, are enclosed in a circle, and can be found 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. 1, 1A; ff. 3, 3A; ff. 53, 53A; ff. 185, 185A. A second incomplete foliation sequence numbered 53-250 is also present between ff. 52-245. The numbers are written in pencil, but are not circled, and appear in the same position as the main sequence.

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