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'File 1/44 Publicity Officer, Bahrain' [‎119r] (221/482)

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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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Will tto« Governrcftrvt of India in the External affairs
Department kindly refer to this office U «0« note ^o«QC6&-
15o-7693 dated^the 19th February 1942 regarding adjuetment
of the oharfiefixaccount of the poet of the PubliciV
Officer, Persian Qulf, Bahrain.
2. The sanction for the exteneion of the poet in
question is due to expire on 26th February 1948 vide
Government of India, External Affaire Department letter
Ko«r«8(90}-K/40 dated the 29th November 1940. Necessary
sanction for the same beyond 28th Fetruary 1942, if
since accorded, may kindly be furnished to this office
at an early date for neceseary action.
• map, 1942
Office of the Accountant General
Central Revenues
New Delhi.
No.GC66-166-7916. Dated the
Copy forwarded to the Secretary to Hobble the
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. 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. , Bush ire in conti
nuation of this office endorsement No,GC55-155-7694 dated
the 19th February 1942 for Information and necessary
Sd/~ (B.Roychowdhury),
Assistant Accounts Officer,
_ Central Revenues #
\ ^
* ■ N0.GC56-156-7917, dated the
Copy together with a copy of the endorsement forwarded
for information and necessary action to the Political
Agent, Bahrain.
(Bifeoychowdhury /,
Assistant Accounts Officer,
Central Revenaes.
'7% .

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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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