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'File 35/87 VI A. 38 Muscat reforms, customs, finances' [‎26r] (57/440)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (217 folios). It was created in 24 Aug 1924-31 Dec 1927. 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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Correspondence relating to the reform of customs and finance at Muscat. Includes the contract of the Financial Adviser, Bertram Thomas and the financial statements he prepared for the state of Muscat.

Correspondents include Colonel 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. ; Bertram Thomas, Finance Minister, State of Muscat; Taimur bin Faisal [Taymūr bin Fayṣal], Sultan of Muscat; Major Gerald Patrick Murphy, 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; Senior Naval Officer 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. .

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1 volume (217 folios)
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The papers are arranged chronologically from the front to the rear of the file.

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There is one incomplete foliation sequence and one complete foliation sequence. The complete sequence is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of each folio. It begins on the title page, on number 1, and runs through to 217, ending on the inside of the back cover of the volume. Anomalies: f 22A; f 26A.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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