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File J/36 'Correspondence received from outside Bahrain' [‎23r] (45/60)

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The record is made up of 1 file (30 folios). It was created in 8 Oct 1946-17 Aug 1948. 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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Mohamad All Alsharif,
5th. October, 1947.
The Indian Assistant to 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. ,
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Reference our conversation regarding Mr. Pickering’s letter,
in connection with his two radios and the table fan, I beg to
inform you that when Mr. Pickering left Bahrain for Basra, he
left the following articles with me:
1 Set Cadet Radio with transformer
1 Set H.M.V radio
1 Table fan.
The two radios were out of order; the Cadet radio had a bad
condenser and the H.M.V one a burnt transformer.
Before he left, he tried to obtain a condenser from India and
Egypt, but he did not succeed, but told me to repair the radios,
sell them and send him the money. I tried my best to obtain a
condenser for the Cadet radio, but as this is an old type of radio
and is the only one of this make in Bahrain, I could not get any.
I managed to obtain a transformer for the other radio, but the
I received a letter from him from Basra, enquiring about the
radios and the fan, and I replied to him that I had not been able
to get the parts, and as the radios were out of order, nobody would
buy theip. Then for a long time I did not hear anything from him,
and learnt that he had gone to England. I could not communicate
with him, as I did not know his address, but months lathr, Mr.Meikle,
the Manager of Messrs. Gray Mackenzie & Co. ltd., received a letter
from him from England, which he passed on to me. I replied feijc that
I had not been able to sell his articles, and I handed over this
letter to Mr. Meikle, which he posted it along with his letter to
Mr. Pickering.Before receiving this letter from England, I managed
to get a customer for the fan for .%.500/“, and I mentioned in my
letter that I was hoping to sell the fan for ft:.300/- and send him
the money, but, unfortunately, when the customer saw the fan, he
did not like it, saying that he wanted it for Persia, and that he
would not get good customers for it over there. This happened about 1
three days after I had handed the letter to Mr. Meikle.
I wrote to him again, informing^about the fan, and also informed
him that I had not been able to get parts for the radios, and that /
they were still lying with me. Since then I have not had anymore
letters from him.
The two radios, the transformer and the fan are in my possession
now, and if you wish, I will hand them over to you, as I cannot get
any customers for them.
owner wanted fis.BOO/-, which ofcourse I could not purchase for this
Yours obediently,

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This file contains correspondence with claimants of funds and estates from outside Bahrain, but who either have relations in Bahrain or used to reside there as foreign subjects. Most papers relate to civil cases of divorce and inheritance, primarily between Bahrain, Iran and India.

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1 file (30 folios)

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 30; 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 2-24; these numbers are also written in pencil or crayon, but are not circled.

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