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'Visits by foreigners to Saudi Arabia' [‎3v] (6/16)

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The record is made up of 1 file (6 folios). It was created in 23 Dec 1944-10 Jan 1945. 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 concerns the request by Reverend Father Gabriel [Fleming?], a Roman Catholic priest at Bahrain, to visit Dhahran [al-Ẓahrān] for religious services within the premises of the Arabian American Oil Company (Aramco). The request is subsequently refused by the Saudi Government Representative. Correspondents include: Major Tom Hickinbotham, 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. at Bahrain; the Representative of the Saudi Government [Mumaththi al-Ḥakūmah] at Dhahran; and Reverend Father Gabriel.

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1 file (6 folios)

The papers are arranged in chronological order from the front to the rear of the file. File notes appear at the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover and terminates at the back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is also present in parallel between ff 2-6; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.

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'Visits by foreigners to Saudi Arabia' [‎3v] (6/16), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/479, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 15 September 2019]

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