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'File 36/75 Imports of Cars from U.S.A.' [‎6r] (11/16)

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The record is made up of 1 file (8 folios). It was created in 24 May 1945-12 May 1946. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .


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Pearl Merchant
Importer, Exporter & Commission Agent
1 9 45*
H.B.M’s 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. Bahrain Receipt ‘ x
V/e have Been appointed Distributors to Messrs
year, for the territories of BAHRAIN, DUBAI, SHARJAH,
MUSCAT, QATAR AND KUWAIT for their all makes of vehicles
and other products. We have been given to understand
that vehicles quota allottment would be distributed^on
the basis of imports during 1936, 1937, 1938 and 1939.
We have no import credit in the past but Messrs
Yousuf Abdulrehman Fakhroo were the Distributors to the
above named concern in the past and they imported
their cars during 1936 and 1937(PLYMOUTH CARS). Under
the circumstances our principals Messrs Chrysler
Corporation axe quite entitled to get the benefit of he
allottment of the quota. When the vehicle quota allottment
is distributed, we would request you to take into
consideration this point# and shall be glad if you kindly
give us the benefit of quota allottment.
Thanking you in anticipation.
Yours faithfully
P . gs _ ,
On the 22nd July 1945 we have applied to the
Director of Customs for the following umts:-
15 Cars (Plymouth and Chrysler)
10 Trucks (Dodge)
6 pickups (Dodge)

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This file contains a letter from Charles Belgrave, Adviser to the Government of Bahrain, to the Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. in Bahrain requesting permission on behalf of the country's ruler, Shaikh Salmān bin Ḥamad Āl Khalīfah, to import cars from the USA.

Also contained in the file are a number of letters to the Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. sent from local merchant houses with details of the cars that they are able import into Bahrain from the USA.

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1 file (8 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 8; 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 2-3; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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