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'File 9/15 German trade activities in the Persian Gulf' [‎2r] (3/116)

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The record is made up of 1 file (56 folios). It was created in 12 Dec 1938-29 Mar 1939. 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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F. UNDUETSCH & Co., (iraq) Ltd.
teleg add : ‘‘FEDERICO
CODE : RUDOLF MOSSE a SUPPLEMENT
TELEPHONE NO. 139 1
Bahrein
SAFAFIR STR. 28/ 1 1
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To
The 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.
Bahrein
Dear Sir,
We herewith beg to inform you that our firm has
the intention to establish a branch in Bahrein and we
should like to ask for your kind consideration of this
undertaking.
Please allow us to give you the following brief
informations about our business and the purpose of the
intended establishment:
The firm F.Unduetsch & Co. ,Bremen/Germany with
whom we are cooperating is doing business in pearl
shells with Bahrein Merchants since abt. 20 years. The
said company used to be the main importers of Bahrein
Shells for Germany and Germany is considered to be the
main market for 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. Shells. During the last years
it has proved very difficult to sell the cheaper grades
of shells which are mostly used for the manufacturing of
small buttons. The reason is that these buttons are
'X being imported in Germany as well as in other European
countries from outside, specially Japan, at prices tne
European indusitiy of buttons cannot compete with. As,however
from the lower grade shells large lots used to be shipped
from this side the whole trade in 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. Shells
is badly affected and suffering from selling difficulties.
Our company has since long arrived to the convinction
that an improvement of the business can be reached only
by better selections and assortments of the shells overhere.
Better prices and better sales would be possible then
and at the same time our shippers here would be able to
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The volume contains correspondence sent and received by the 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, regarding the German firm Federico Unduetsch & Co, which is seeking to open a branch in Bahrain, and the feelings of the 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. and the 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. against German trade in the Gulf.

The file also contains a letter from Shaikh Ḥamad bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah, Ruler of Bahrain, in favour of foreign nationals trading in Bahrain, as long as the businesses are run by British and Bahraini subjects, plus a manuscript report by the 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. on 'Anti British and pro German propaganda in Bahrain'.

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1 file (56 folios)
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The papers in the file are arranged chronologically. There are file notes at the end, on folios 52-57. The notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the file.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the back cover 58; 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 incomplete foliation sequence is also present in parallel between ff 2-57; 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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