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‘File 29/18 vol. iii TEA FOR BAHRAIN, EAST SAUDI ARABIA AND QATAR’ [‎78r] (155/480)

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The record is made up of 1 file (238 folios). It was created in 28 Mar 1944-26 Sep 1949. 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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iqIS? 1 ? 11011 >u f 4 1 1 u tter dated 25th Shaban, 1365, (
1 46, from ohaikh of Qatar,to the Political Age
A. C.
mith reference to our conversation with ^WM^arding
the tea. A long time has passed and we have not received
tea. ><e have written to our agent on this subject who
replied us that he got in touch with the Pood Controller
regarding the tea, but he could not g,et any result. He also
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written to us that he addressed you on this subject. Kindly
instruct the Pood Controller to make arrangements for/tef
because this conntry is badly in need of it. I am confident
that you will give attention to the above. Also the wheat,
its quota for 2 months has not arrived to us, so please
look into this question, for which we will be thankful and
grateful for your valuable assistance in this nfMxtian
and other questions.
U.E.

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This is a correspondence file about the operation and impact of the quota system and export licensing restrictions that were imposed by the Government of India, on the supply of Indian tea (and to a lesser extent the supply of coffee) to Bahrain and also to Eastern Saudi Arabia and Qatar, during the Second World War (1939-1945). The main official correspondents are 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. ; 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. , Bahrain; the Adviser to the Government of Bahrain; the Director of Customs and Port Officer, Bahrain; the Food Controller, Bahrain; the Tea Controller for India, Calcutta; and other Government of India officials in the Departments of Commerce and External Affairs. Included in the file are various circular lists that give the names of Indian tea exporters and Bahrain tea importers, such as the monthly list of India tea quota allotments prepared 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. , Bahrain and similar lists, complied by the Director of Customs and Port Officer and the Food Controller on behalf of the Government of Bahrain.

The file also contains merchants' correspondence between: Indian tea exporters and Bahrain tea importers about their shipping consignments; the Chairman 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. States Pool (an association of Indian tea exporters) and 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. , Bahrain about the distribution of tea quotas among members of the Pool; Bahrain tea importers and 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. , Bahrain about Indian tea importations allowed to be landed at Bahrain under the Government of India quota system.

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1 file (238 folios)
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Files papers are arranged more or less 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 240; 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 176-217 with numbers sporadically appearing on other folios; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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‘File 29/18 vol. iii TEA FOR BAHRAIN, EAST SAUDI ARABIA AND QATAR’ [‎78r] (155/480), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/769, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/universal-viewer/81055/vdc_100027781715.0x00009c> [accessed 16 December 2019]

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