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'File 19/261 I (C 92) Proposed Establishment of a U.S.A Consulate at Bahrain' [‎206v] (425/450)

The record is made up of 1 volume (219 folios). It was created in 27 Mar 1943-22 Jan 1946. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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The documents contained in this file relate to the US Government's desire to establish a consulate in Bahrain, and more generally to US-UK relations and the USA's activities in the Gulf region between 1943 and 1946.

The file contains printed notes of talks held between US and UK officials on a number of topics including Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Persia, Afghanistan, Bahrain and Iraq (folios 68-80) and US Government propaganda materials made by the US Office of War Information and sent to the head of police in Bahrain in 1946 (folios 149b-206). There are three separate Pamphlets – ‘The Story of the United States Government.. How It Started.. And How It Works’, ‘This is the U.S.A’ (both in English) and ‘Care for Children in the USA’ (in Arabic).

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1 volume (219 folios)

File is arranged in chronological order, from earliest at beginning of the file to most recent at end.

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Previously a bound correspondence volume, its sheets have been unbound and are now loose. There is an incomplete pagination sequence, an incomplete foliation sequence, and a complete foliation sequence. The complete foliation sequence is circled in pencil, in the top corner of each folio. It begins on the title page, on number 1, and runs through to 219, ending on the inside of the back cover of the volume. The following details should be noted: f.1 is followed by f.1A; f.148 is followed by f.149A and f.149B (there is no f.149). It should also be noted that ff.149B-168, ff.169A-194, and ff.195-206 form three booklets, which have been placed in between f.148 and f.149A.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 19/261 I (C 92) Proposed Establishment of a U.S.A Consulate at Bahrain' [‎206v] (425/450), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/377, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 10 December 2023]

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