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'File 29/28 British Industrial Fair' [‎5r] (9/512)

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The record is made up of 1 file (256 folios). It was created in 13 Sep 1934-24 Dec 1950. It was written in English, Arabic, French, Spanish and Portuguese. 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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titli r* to yo*r lottor wo 169&1/Z4 ^
of tho 17th July to oio&tl *o*lo f wo art •xpootlaf you to •
•end uo two Aooono tmtlo crown pootoro tor tho 193ft air,
which in tb# oomo nawhor «c you wont ut in connection with
this year 4 a fair.
ft, wo thlnJr we oan alee arrange for the display
of a do*on of the separate flrminghea pester aentloned In the
last para t of your letter 9 and, if these are printed in Arabic,
would he flad If you could let us hare sir of them In that
3. It has occurred to us that the Fair pester
night he dleplayed with advantage on the Areh aide of the
9ulf and we suggest that say sir of the double crown else In
English and also, If possible, la Arabic, with six English
and Arable copies of the show card and an appropriate supply
ef the additional literature night be sent direct to each of
the Political Agents at Bahrain, Kuwait and Muscat for
distribution* Possibly the latter Is already being supplied
in hie capacity as Rls Majesty's Consul*
4* A copy of this letter goes to the Agencies
concerned and to the Cosaaereial Secretary, f eh ran.
Tours ever
the department of overseas Trade,
3ft, Old Queen Street
london* S.w.l*

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This file contains correspondence, promotional material and other documents related to the British Industries Fair (BIF) in London and other similar events in London, including a mechanical handling conference (1948) and an engineering and marine exhibition (1949).

The file contains a number of invitations to attend the fair that were sent to prominent merchants in Bahrain by the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Bahrain as well as replies sent back by these merchants. Much of this correspondence is in Arabic (with English translations).

The file also contains promotional material related to the BIF and other events including the following:

  • a pamphlet written by Malcolm Logan entitled 'Story of the B.I.F.' The pamphlet is in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese (folios 142-149);
  • two posters for the Mechanical Handling Conference in London 1948, one in French (folio 151) and one in English (folio 152);
  • a pamphlet entitled 'Background to the B.I.F.' (folios 203-210).
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1 file (256 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of 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 inside back cover with 256; 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 4-117; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled (except for a few circled numbers which have been crossed out).

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English, Arabic, French, Spanish and Portuguese in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 29/28 British Industrial Fair' [‎5r] (9/512), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/1755, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 24 September 2019]

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