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'File 19/139 I (C 60) Steamer for Bahrain and neighbouring ports' [‎24r] (60/160)

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The record is made up of 1 file (73 folios). It was created in 7 Mar 1914-22 Oct 1930. 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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[This Document is the Property of His Britannic Majesty's Govemment.l
TURKEY - [April 9.]
[15597] No. 1.
Foreign Office
h I AM directed by Secretary Sir E. Grey tc acknowlSg^Sipt^your ktter
of the 7th instant regarding a proposal of the British India Steam Navigation Company
to run a local line of steamers between Bahrein, Katif, Ojair, Katr &c
,, . J? I ! 0 ® tate tllat S ir E. Grey concurs in the view that it is important
that the British India Company shouWhe first in the field; he sees no objection to
cu e -1 £ AiS iP 68 furnishing to the company's agent a letter of introduction to
Sheikh Abdulla, nor, provided the communication is cautiously worded and emphasis
is laid upon the purely commercial aspect of the enterprise, to a letter being likewise
furnished to Bin Saud.
I am, &c.
[2098 i—1]

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This file contains correspondence that discusses the details of a proposal by the British India Steam Navigation Company to run a steamer service between the ports of Bahrain, Qatif, Oqair and Qatar.

The file also includes correspondence regarding Ibn Saud’s desire to establish a port on the 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 file (73 folios)

File is arranged in chronological order, from earliest at beginning of the file to most recent at end.

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A bound correspondence file that is foliated in un-circled numbers on the top-right corner of each front-facing page.

Pagination starts on first page of writing in top right-hand corner and continues to last page of writing. The front page and the title page are not numbered. 2 blank pages at front and 4 at back.

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