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'File 3/9 Staff of Post Office' [‎10r] (19/26)

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The record is made up of 1 file (13 folios). It was created in 4 Jul 1932-18 Aug 1946. 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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Prom, The Superintendent of Post offices,
. lower aind and ^ersi.-.n Gulf iUvision.
To Hie Political ^ent
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t^der a bad Sivd ^ated the 10 •8.46
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~w<i l^ve the honour to say that it is under
contemplation to/srchMge in the charge of Bahrain post office,
and according th • the rotation of charges the Director i-osts
g id Telegraphs Karachi has heen pleased to approve the
appointment'of Mr. Bewanchand, ( lately Sub Postmaster Bela ) as
3ub Postmaster Bahrain. Tile present officiating incumbent will
continue at Bahrain, but vould serve as cler^ Jdahrain. According
to our dex->artmental rules , only the sub postmaster in Chc.rge
is entitled to free quarters and as such, Mr. Rahmatullah who
is patting up there with family vdll require rented accomodation
for himself ard his family. It is requested that all possible help,
may kindly be rendered to ^r. Rahmatullah for procuring- a house.
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This file contains correspondence between the British 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. at Bahrain; the Director of Posts and Telegraphs, Sind and Baluchistan, Karachi; E A Skinner, Chief Local Representative of the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited (BAPCO); and the Superintendent of Post Offices, Lower Sind and 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. Division, Hyderabad, Sind.

The correspondence of 1931-1932 concerns complaints of missionary activity and inefficiency against the Postmaster at Bahrain, Mr Bashiruddin; a request to replace him with Zafar Hussain in light of an anticipated increase in mail volume due to the opening of Imperial Airways Arab Coast route; the allowances paid to the Postmaster; and the position of Postman occupied by Essa Ahmed [‘Īsá Aḥmad]. In 1935, there is correspondence concerning a request by Skinner to give a cash Christmas present to the Bahrain Postmaster in consideration of extra work due to BAPCO's activities. Finally, correspondence in 1946 concerns the appointment of Mr Dewanchand as Sub Postmaster at Bahrain and the retention of Mr Rahmatullah as clerk with questions of accommodation and Arabic language requirements being raised.

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1 file (13 folios)

The file is arranged approximately in chronological order.

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Foliation: There is one foliation sequence that runs from the front cover to the back cover and appears in pencil, circled, on the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of the folio.

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