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'File 19/139 I (C 60) Steamer for Bahrain and neighbouring ports' [‎52r] (116/160)

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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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forthwith, and say what they can best manage.
Pending outcome of negotiations on above lines, it
is proposed, as result of my discuasion with Bin
Saud, that merchants engaged in import trade to
Nejd should arrange with B, 1,33.C,, Bombay and
Karachi, to have their (?consignments) manifested
and marked for "Hassa Ports", and to transfer them
in Bahrein Harbour to dhows especially engaged
to ply oetween Bahrein and Ojair etc.
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. , Bahrein will take this (?up) with
British Indian Landing Contractor at Bahrein, and
if necessary, with the Sheikh who might be allowed
to levy small (?trans-shipment) fees, but no longer
full duty. Pending intimation of result of Govern
ment reference to British India Steam Navigation
Company, no action will be taken from here as re
gards establishment of subsidiary steamer.

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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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