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'File 6/8 Visits to India and England etc. by Rulers, Shaikhs and other members of Al Khalifah Family (and friendly correspondence)' [‎77r] (152/383)

The record is made up of 1 file (190 folios). It was created in 12 Nov 1926-2 Aug 1943. 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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No. of 1352
Office of the Adviser to
the Government, Bahrain.
Dated, Shawaal 11, 1352
January 28,1934
H. 3. IVs 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•
Memorandum
Shaikh Hassan bin Ali al-Khalifah, brother -
in-Law of His Excellency Shaikh Hamad is going
to Bombay tomorrow and asks me to enquire from
you if 3 r ou could give him'a letter of good
services. I am instructing him to take this
letter to you.

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The file consists of correspondence relating to arrangements to facilitate travel by members of the ruling Al Khalifah family of Bahrain. Many of the papers are open letters of good offices, provided 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, to assist family members in their journeys to places throughout the region, including India, Lingah, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Egypt. The reasons for travel are numerous: medical, hunting (particularly to Lingah), education (university in Beirut), change of climate, tours, visits, and pilgrimage. The letters often contain details of accompanying travellers and any weapons they may be carrying.

The file also contains correspondence between 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. , the Adviser to the Government of Bahrain, and several Al Khalifah family members that deals with arrangements for visas, import licences, and guards of honour, as well as requests for letters of good offices.

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1 file (190 folios)
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The file is arranged chronologically 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 192; 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 present in parallel between ff 4-191; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 6/8 Visits to India and England etc. by Rulers, Shaikhs and other members of Al Khalifah Family (and friendly correspondence)' [‎77r] (152/383), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/1215, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100029680808.0x000099> [accessed 21 October 2019]

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