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'File 1/28 Superintendent, Political Agency, Bahrain' [‎5r] (11/868)

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The record is made up of 1 file (431 folios). It was created in 1 Dec 1933-9 Dec 1944. 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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The file relates to the appointment and service of holders of the post of Head Clerk (known from 15 April 1944 as Superintendent) of the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Bahrain.

The papers, which consist of correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, last pay certificates, other certificates, bank drafts, and office orders, cover the following topics: correspondence concerning last pay certificates, service books and leave accounts; leave; leave salary; pay and allowances, including special pay and advances; insurance; papers concerning appointment, posting and transfer; correspondence concerning a claim for pay and seniority, August to October 1937; letter certfiying bearer was a Government servant; travel arrangements, expenses, and allowances; transport of personal effects; request for payment of unpaid rent, December 1941; provision of accomodation, April to May 1944; notification of change of post's title from 'Head Clerk' to 'Superintendent', April 1944; recovery of debt for energy supply, June 1944; and papers concerning medical certificates.

The Arabic language content of this file consists of a letter with English translation dated December 1941 from the owner of a house that had been occupied by Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. clerks. The owner requests payment of unpaid rent.

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1 file (431 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 419 on the back cover. The sequence is written in pencil, is sometimes underlined, and appears in the top right or top centre portion of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. Foliation anomalies: ff. 2A, 2B; ff. 30A, 30B; ff. 31A, 31B; ff. 33A, 33B; ff. 40A, 40B; ff. 67A, 67B; ff. 68A, 68B; ff. 73A, 73B; ff. 110A, 110B; ff. 154A, 154B; ff. 283A, 283B; ff. 290A, 290B; ff. 326A, 326B. The following numbers do not appear in the foliation sequence: 322, 345, 353, 357. The following folios need to be folded out to be read: ff. 299-300, f. 302.

A second foliation/pagination sequence numbered 1-76 runs through the notes at the rear of the file between ff. 369-418: these numbers are also written in pencil, are sometimes underlined, and may be found in either the top left or the top right of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. or verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. pages respectively of each folio.

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'File 1/28 Superintendent, Political Agency, Bahrain' [‎5r] (11/868), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/1018, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 23 February 2020]

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