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File 759/1912 'Henjam Coal Depot: Persian Customs' [‎76v] (157/434)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (215 folios). It was created in 1912-1923. 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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Sub-Enclosure 3 of Enclosure to Serial No. 3.
Erection of Wireless Telegraph Station at Hen jam.
Letter from “ MozafEer,” dated 1st April 1916, states that buildings will be
completed 31st May 1916, that the proposed power of wireless^telegraph set is at
resent unknown and that this question is still under discussion viz., whether to
Jask a high power station and Henjam a low power station or vice versa, or to make
do away with Jask altogther : that the wireless telegraph set is still at Karachi
and that no news had been received at Henjam as to when it would arrive.”
With reference to the above, telegram No. 35 of 8th February 1916 from
Commander-in-Chief to Commodore, states that Government of India asks if he
concurs in the following proposals “ whether a three kilowatt station at Henjam
will meet all probable requirements. Also, that on the completion of Henjam
wireless telegraph station, whether Jask wireless telegraph station should be
dismantled as being obsolete.” Commodore replied by telegram No. 47 of 8th
February 1916 and by letter No. 022-49 of 13th February 1916 ns follows : “ These
arrangements, when complete should meet all requirements, but Jask Radio should
not be dismantled until Henjam is completed.”
It is understood that this concurrence settled the matter finally, but if
“ Mozafier’s ” report is correct it would appear that the question has been re
opened.
Sub-Enclosure 4 of Enclosure to Serial No. 3.
Buildings for Conductor in charge.
No. 213 of 11th July 1912, paragraph 4 from Commander-in-Chief to the Gov
ernment of India stated that suitable buildings would be provided and would be
built at the same time as the quarters for the wireless telegraph staff.
Commodore's letter No. 70 of 20th February 1916 to the Director, Royal
Indian Marine, contained a letter from the coal conductor of 8th February 1916,
in which he stated there were no quarters for the conductor and staff at the
depot and that at present he and his staff had to live in a 160 lb. tent.
Director, Royal Indian Marine, replied on 9th March 1916 that the matter
had been referred to the Government of Bombay, Public Works Department.
Letter from “ Mozaffer,” dated 1st April 1916 says the question of accommo
dation for the coal conductor is still under discussion and that the coal conductor
is at present living in the telegraph buildings. I understand that it is practi
cally impossible to live in a tent during the hot season.
(4)
Telegram No. 175-E.A., dated the 18th July 1916.
From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment,
To—The Secretary to the Government of Bombay, Public Works Department.
Continuation my telegram 95-E. A., of 22nd May. Plans and estimates
amounting to Rs. 36,500 for quarters for coal depot staff at Henjam approved.
Work of construction should be taken in hand forthwith as Commodore reports
labourers will be leaving shortly.
Please report date of commencement of work.
(Post copy sent to the Government of Bombay, Public Works Department.)
(5)
No. 865-M., dated Simla, the 17th (received the 18th) July 1916.
Endorsed by the Secretary to the Government of India in the Marine Department.
1. Telegram from the Commodore, Persian
Gulf, dated Maskat, the 4th July 1916.
2. Telegram from the Commodore, Persian A copy of the marginally noted papers is
Com- the “ d Polit i Cal De P alt :
mander-in-Chief, No. 60-880, dated the 2nd m continuation of Marine Department
July 1916 , and enclosures. No. 737-M., dated the 24th June 1916.
4. Telegram to the Commodore, 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. ,
No. 854-M., dated the 15th July 1916.

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The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, and notes relating to the creation of a coal depot at Henjam Island, alongside the existing telegraph station.

The discussion in the volume relates to the handling of relations with the Persian government in connection with the development of the coal depot at Henjam. Discussion centres on how British proposals could be best communicated, including the negotiating strategy involving Henjam and the naval base at Bassidu.

Further discussion surrounds plans and estimates; piers and infrastructure, protection, funding and accounting as well as the erection of a flagstaff.

Correspondents include the Viceroy; 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. ; Under Secretary of State, 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. ; Government of Indian, Marine Department; Director, Royal Indian Marine; and the Senior Naval Officer 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. .

Each part includes a divider which gives the subject and part numbers, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references, contained in that part by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 volume (215 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume. The subject 759 consists of one volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 215; 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.

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