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'File 1/50 Office Routine' [‎60r] (119/206)

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The record is made up of 1 file (103 folios). It was created in 31 Jan 1945-27 Nov 1950. 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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In accordance with. th.e a^j.'c^m£n.t i i 6ach.ed at tb.o Paris
Conference 1949, the Public are herr "ry notified ihai; the following
modifications to the International Telegraph Regulations will be
brought into effect from 1st July 1950.
1. The following classes of telegrams will be aboliohed
CDL, LC, XLT (X'Mas and New Year greetings Telegrams).
2. The classes of telegrams w hich will be admitted are:-
Government (Priority and non-priority), Full
Rate (Urgent and Ordinary), Letter Telegrams,
and Press (Urgent and Ordinary).
3. The charge for full rate telegrams will be 73% of the
existing charge subject to a minimum charge as for 5 words. Urgents
will be charged at double the ordinary rates.
4. Charges for other classes remain the same, the minimum
charge for letter telegrams being as for 22 words, and for Press
telegrams as for 10 words.
5. Ordinary telegrams may be written wholly in plain
language, in se ere t ..language (Code or cypher), or a mixture of both.
6.■ Plain language words will be counted at 15 characters
per word, and secret language at 5 characters per word.
7.. The word "URGENT", (which will be charged for), must
be inserted before the address if the sender desires the telegram to
be treated as urgent.
8. In order to obtain priority in transmission, the senderi
of a Government telegram should write the instruction VlTH PRIORIIY''
on the telegram.
9. v^hen telegrams are not typewritten, the senders are
requested .to write the address in block •Capitals.
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10. It is suggested that the sender writes cn the telegram
in the space provided for the purpose, his ful] name, complete
address and, where possible, his telephone number.
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MNAGKR.
BAHRAIN,
12'th June, 1950.

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Content

The file relates to office procedure, and changes to office procedure following transfer of supervisory responsibility to the Foreign Office.

The papers include a set of notes entitled 'Office Routine', compiled by the officiating Head Clerk of the British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , Bushire, which give guidance on the treatment of all forms of correspondence, registration, filing, referencing, the administrative structure of the Bushire office, mails and telegrams, records, noting and drafting, typing section, forms of letters and memoranda, duties of the Telegram Clerk, and duties of the Despatch clerk, with covering letter suggesting that the notes should be circulated among staff at the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Bahrain, January 1945.

The file also contains papers relating to specimen forms and letters, April 1948; papers concerning the replacement by the Foreign Office of certain obsolete types of correspondence, September 1948; papers concerning terms to be used in establishing telegraphic priorities, May to June 1949; letter to the Foreign Office concerning the administrative workload of 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. Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , Bahrain, August 1949; papers concerning Foreign Office instructions on the use of abbreviations in official documents, including telegrams, August 1949; correspondence from the British Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Sharjah on how to address certain Foreign Office departments, and the reorganisation of the Sharjah Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. 's filing system, October and November 1949; papers concerning regulations for the sending of telegrams, December 1949 to April 1950; correspondence from Cable and Wireless Limited, giving regulations and rates for telegrams, June to December 1950; correspondence concerning Foreign Office instructions laying down official spellings for Kuwait and Bahrain, and the use by the British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , Bahrain of the Hunterian system for the transliteration of Arabic words and names, with the exception of Muscat and Oman, June to August 1950; and correspondence concerning the telegraphic address of the British Agent, Gwadur [Gwadar], November 1950.

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1 file (103 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in chronological order from the front to the rear of the file. Circled serial numbers (red for received correspondence; blue/black for issued correspondence) refer to entries in the notes at the rear of the file.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation system in use commences at 1 on the front cover, and continues through to 103 on the back cover. The sequence is written in pencil, enclosed in a circle, and appears in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio.

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