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'File 36/44 Applications for Assistance to Export Cigarettes & Tobacco from India, U.S.A. & U.K.' [‎12r] (23/512)

The record is made up of 1 file (256 folios). It was created in 24 Aug 1943-26 Mar 1945. 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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a:°m. yateem brothers
BAHREIN
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.
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CABLE ADDRESS
•YATEEM”
CODES
BENTLEY’S (PREFERRED)
Phone 8 M.
September 16,1943
The Assistant 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,' P. Gulf
Dear Sir,
With reference to my conversation this
morning regarding the weight of American cigarettes,
I have gone through the records, and enclosed here
with you will find a packing list from which it will
be realized that the net weight of 10,000 cigarettes
is 24 6/16 lbs but with the packing material, a case
containing 10,000 cigarettes weighs 48 Lbs. On basis
of this 1,500,000 cigarettes (gross) will weigh 7200
Lbs. or roughly 3^ tons; and hence the details of my
applications in question tally right.
Yours faithfully.

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This file contains requests for assistance and applications for shipping space that were sent to the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Bahrain from a number of merchants active in Bahrain.

The applications relate to requests to import cigarettes into Bahrain from suppliers based in the United Kingdom, the United States and India. The file also contains correspondence between the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , 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. and the External Affairs Department of the Government of India.

Also enclosed in the file are copies of minutes from two meetings of Bahrain's Commercial Advisory Committee in December 1943 (folios 41-42 and 45).

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1 file (256 folios)
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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 mixed foliation/pagination sequence is present in parallel between ff 2-223; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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'File 36/44 Applications for Assistance to Export Cigarettes & Tobacco from India, U.S.A. & U.K.' [‎12r] (23/512), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/1787, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100030269603.0x000018> [accessed 27 June 2019]

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