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File 12/9 Visits to Bahrain of government officials and others [‎87r] (178/578)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (285 folios). It was created in 4 Jan 1935-6 Aug 1940. 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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perhaps it might even be possible - if there are any R.A-P.
aircraft available - for me to get a glimpse of the Qatar
peninsula and the much discussed Jebel Nakhsh. But a good
deal depends on what arrangements I can make to get away
from Jedda.
I had counted on the Khedivial mail sailing^on March
17th for Suez.or failing that la doop to get across to
Port Sudan in time to catch the /'train for Wadi Haifa and
Cairo. But Bullard tells me that all the sailings of the
Khedivial mail at^^hopelessly disorganised owing to the
returning pilgrims^ and that in any case to travel by the
Khedivial would involve all kinds of quarantine difficulties.
For some time I hoped to get a sloop to Suez, but I find
that^,owing to the necessity of re-fitting at Malta^H.M.S.
’•Londonderry” will have to leave Jedda for the north not
later than March 8th\while her successor will not yet have
CV'^ cu«_» o~
arrived. I am now trying for an Italian steamer/scheduled
to leave Jedda on March 19th; and^if this works out ^right /
there will be no further difficulty^,as it will enable us to
catch the Imperial Airways service from Alexandria to Brindisi
on March 23rd. But I fear I shall not know for a few days
yet, so that everything is to some extent still in the melting

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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 arrangements and programmes for visits to Bahrain of the following:

The documents in the volume are mainly in English. There is correspondence in Arabic with English translations, with Shaikh Ḥamad bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah, Ruler of Bahrain, Shaikh Abdullah bin Qasim Al Thani, Ruler of Qatar, and the Government of Saudi Arabia at Al Khobar.

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1 volume (285 folios)

The papers in the volume are arranged chronologically. There is an index at the end of the volume, on folios 260-283. The index is arranged chronologically and refers to documents within the volume; it gives brief description of the correspondence with a reference number, which refers back to that correspondence in the volume.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1 , and terminates at the inside back cover with 287; 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. Two additional foliation sequences are present between ff 5-259 and ff 260-283 respectively. These numbers are also written in pencil, and can be found in the same position as the main sequence, but they are not circled.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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File 12/9 Visits to Bahrain of government officials and others [‎87r] (178/578), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/499, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 23 January 2020]

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