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'File 19/212 II (C 47) Bahrain Transit Trade' [‎front-i] (2/538)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (254 folios). It was created in 27 Dec 1932-30 Dec 1933. 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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This file contains correspondence between various British officials regarding the transshipment of cargo at the port in Bahrain. Specifically, the correspondence discusses Bahrain's right to levy transit dues from Saudi Arabia on cargo transshipped at sea and cargo entering the port at Bahrain (from Saudi Arabia). The correspondence also discusses the likelihood of Saudi Arabia successfully developing a full-scale port at Ras Tanura and the impact that this step would have on Bahrain. Correspondence between British and Saudi officials is contained in the file.

The file also includes correspondence with the British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. and detailed correspondence regarding a ship named the Ahmedi that was barred from entering the port in Bahrain.

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1 volume (254 folios)

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

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A bound correspondence volume. Foliated with pencil number in top-right corner of each front-facing page, from front cover to inside back cover. A second foliation pencilled, uncircled from folio 24- 217.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 19/212 II (C 47) Bahrain Transit Trade' [‎front-i] (2/538), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/365, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 29 March 2020]

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