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File 759/1912 'Henjam Coal Depot: Persian Customs' [‎78r] (160/434)

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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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No. 881-M., dated Simla, the 21st July 1916.
Endorsed by the Government of India in the Marine Department.
Telegram from 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. ,
dated Bushire, the 16th July 1916.
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. 881-M., dated the 20th July 1916.
A copy of the marginally noted papers is
forwarded to the Foreign and Political
Department, in continuation of Marine
Department endorsement No. 865-M,
dated the 17th July 1916.
Enclosure 1 of Serial No. 8.
Telegram P., dated Bushire, the 16th July 1916.
From—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. ,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Marine Department.
Question of accommodation for the coal conductor and his staff at Hen jam
has, for a considerable time, been under consideration and as, on the arrival of the
wireless staff at Henjam, the coal conductor and his staff will be without any |
quarters the matter is very urgent. Question of construction of the pier is also £
very urgent before the commencement of the shamal. I request that the nature
of difficulties now in the way may be intimated to me.
This is with reference to Marine Depart-
* Enclosure 4 of Serial No. 5. ment telegram* No. 854-M, dated the 15th
July 1916.
Enclosure 2 of Serial No. 8.
Telegram P., No. 881-M. (Confidential), dated Simla, the 20th July 1916.
From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Marine Department,
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. , Bushire.
On the 18th July 1916 the Government of Bombay were askedf that th e
work on the construction of the quarters fo r
t Serial No. 4. coaling staff at Henjam should be com
menced forthwith and that a report as to the date of commencement should be
made. The Government of Bombay were
* ena °‘ ‘ askedj on the 22nd May 1916 to expedite the
submission of the revised plans and estimates for the Henjam pier, which have
not yet been received from that Government. This is with reference to your
§telegram dated Bushire, the 16th July
§ Enclosure 1 ante. 1916.
G. M. Press, Simla.—Noj C.306 P.D.—£-8-16—44—M.P.

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Content

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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