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'File 8/24 Middle East Intelligence Centre Diaries' [‎14v] (28/120)

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The record is made up of 1 file (58 folios). It was created in 16 Oct 1939-12 May 1941. 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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The file contains cover letters and correspondence relating to the distribution and destruction of the daily intelligence summaries of the Middle East Intelligence Centre in Cairo. A copy of the summaries was sent from the Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. 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. at Bushire to the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at Kuwait for perusal, and then onwards to Bahrain and Muscat. Instructions were that it was then destroyed.

The file contains no intelligence summaries. These were almost certainly destroyed at Muscat, as instructed.

Folios 57-58 are internal office notes.

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1 file (58 folios)

The file is arranged chronologically.

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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 with 60; 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 3-56; 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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'File 8/24 Middle East Intelligence Centre Diaries' [‎14v] (28/120), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/325, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 4 July 2020]

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