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'File 1/44 Publicity Officer, Bahrain' [‎115r] (213/482)

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The record is made up of 1 file (240 folios). It was created in 14 Mar 1940-24 Jul 1949. 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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Teleg/dphic Address :
All communications should be
addressed to the Accountant
General, Central Revenues.
A ' 0 GC56-156-8181.
dated the
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Bertram Thomas, £3qr. f
Public Helatlons Officer y
Persian Quiff
'z/lth refer once to Po;
Jtical Agentf
BaliTi ln eiUlordGCient ho.327~l/44 dated 24# 2.42
forv»arding your charge certificate! I have
the honour tc- atate that the date on vwliich
yea cseinkoft charge of tl^e poet of the Publicit
Officer, poreian &jM t Bahrain has been ehown
therein as 10th D«c«hber 1941 (forenoon). Aei
no;%'ever, Captain R.B.Metcalfe from wh«m you
took charge has been paid upto 10th December
lt>41( after noon J and ae the Qovernmbnt of
India, SXternal Affairs D^partinent have
notifiadCempioyment in the above post ^i-wx
effect iroui the forenoon of the lith December
1943 j you 4»re hereby authorised to draw your
lecal allowance Q £60/- p.m. with effect
from the above date i.e., 11th December 1&41.

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The file relates to the appointment and service of holders of the post of Publicity Officer in 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. , Bahrain (from 1942 known as Public Relations Officer in 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. , Bahrain), including Bertram Sidney Thomas (served December 1941 to October 1943).

The papers, which include correspondence, telegrams, memoranda, charge certificates (recording the handing-over of duties between officers), notifications, last pay certificates, letter of guarantee for a bill of lading; and other forms and certificates, cover the following topics: travel arrangements; correspondence concerning charge certificates and last pay certificates; appointment and transfer; pay and allowances; advances of pay; attendance at a conference of Publicity Officers in Cairo, Egypt, May 1940; transport of personal effects; recovery of sum paid to servants at Bushire, July 1940; Government of India confirmation of the continuance of the post of Publicity Officer for the duration of the War, August 1940; certificate confirming that the holder was a Government Servant; leave and leave salary; payment of Indian Income Tax; bill from merchant in Bahrain, December 1941; bill for transmitter hire, July 1946; and correspondence between Bertram Thomas and the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Bahrain concerning the accounts of his service as Public Relations Officer, Bahrain, December 1946 to January 1947.

The Arabic language content of this file consists of the bilingual letterhead of a Bahrain merchant.

The correspondence (the main body of papers in the file) is dated 14 March 1940 to 11 July 1949. The closing date in the overall date range is provided by an entry in the notes at the rear of the file.

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1 file (240 folios)

The papers are arranged in chronological order from the front to the rear of the file. Circled serial numbers (red for received correspondence; blue/black for issued correspondence) refer to entries in the notes at the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation system in use commences at 1 on the front cover, and continues through to 249 on the last folio before the back cover. The sequence is written in pencil, often underlined, and appears 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. 24, 24A; ff. 46, 46A; ff. 88, 88A; ff. 153, 153D. The following numbers are omitted from the sequence: 12, 14, 16, 49, 51-59. The following pagination ranges occur: 179-180, 186-187.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 1/44 Publicity Officer, Bahrain' [‎115r] (213/482), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/1040, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 17 September 2019]

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