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'File 4/13 Bahrain Government press' [‎back] (12/12)

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The record is made up of 1 file (4 folios). It was created in 17 Jan 1948-4 Mar 1948. 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 file contains three items of correspondence (reference numbers D.O. No.550-EL; D.O. No.C/121; No.931-EL), two of which are confidential. The correspondence took place between William Rupert Hay ( 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. , Bahrain), Cornelius James Pelly ( 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. , Bahrain) and Charles Dalrymple Belgrave (Adviser to the Bahrain Government).

The correspondence mainly concerns Belgrave's successful request to Pelly for help in sourcing Arabic type, for use in a new printing press due to be supplied to the Bahrain Government by Charles Kendall & Partners, government procurement agents in England.

The file cover is made up of two re-used sections from earlier file covers. From its markings, the back of the file cover was previously used for secret file no. 8/5-ii, entitled ‘R.A.F. Iraq Intelligence Summary, 1941’.

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1 file (4 folios)

File papers are arranged chronologically. At the end of the file are one and a half pages of file notes listing the file contents, which comprise three documents. The list also records the reference numbers ‘1’, ‘2’ and ‘3’ which has been written on the three documents in blue or red crayon and encircled.

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Foliation: numbered 1 to 5 in pencil in the top right hand corner and encircled. The numbering starts at the front of the file, on the file cover (f.1) and ends on the inside cover at the back of the file (f.5).

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English in Latin script
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'File 4/13 Bahrain Government press' [‎back] (12/12), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/934, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 26 February 2020]

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