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‘File 16/37 Miscellaneous. Monthly reports of locust occurrences in Bahrain– Submission of–’ [‎252r] (503/612)

The record is made up of 1 file (304 folios). It was created in 20 Jun 1933-2 Jan 1945. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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Correspondence, reports and other papers relating to the occurrence of locust swarms on the Arab coast of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. . The file chiefly comprises copies of monthly reports of locust occurrences at Bahrain and on the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. , submitted by the Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. in Bahrain, at the request of the Imperial Council of Agricultural Research, Government of India. All reports are marked ‘nil’, meaning no locust occurrences observed, with the exception of those for April 1941 (f 200), August 1943 (f 253), and March 1944 (f 265).

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1 file (304 folios)
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The file’s contents are arranged in approximate chronological order, from the earliest item at the front to the latest at the end. The file notes at the end of the file (ff 275-305) mirror the chronological arrangement.

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Foliation: The foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 306; 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 also present in parallel between ff 12-281; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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‘File 16/37 Miscellaneous. Monthly reports of locust occurrences in Bahrain– Submission of–’ [‎252r] (503/612), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/1542, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100035672475.0x000068> [accessed 19 July 2024]

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