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Coll 20/36 'Muscat: Proposal (by a Mr C. S. J. Collier) to institute a State Post Office in Muscat' [‎14r] (29/62)

The record is made up of 1 file (29 folios). It was created in 4 Mar 1940-13 Mar 1941. 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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Printed litter Ko«i34~i of the 3rd ^ril 1940 regordiag
Jollier*e proposal to open a State Poet office in Muuoat *
3« Z hare been looking Into the question of the Govern
ment of India Post office at £U 8 oat 9 and I find that we hare
no agreement or understand!ng of any kind with the State f
and that it appears like Top ay to here *Just growed’** l
think it would be a good thing to set that Jollier does not
get a risa for Muscat again, as we do not want any question
of a State Post office being raised there. It they should
take up the question, we should threaten to withdraw our
Post Office which would e on bring them to their senses,
3* There is much that is uneatisfaotory in the position
of our lost Offices In the (*ulf, and politioal interests
seem to hare been subordinated to money«making, 1 find
that the Postmaster in Kueeat is a Muscat btate subject,
and I hart just disoorered that out of the clerks in the
Bahrain office is a Perelan and a relation of our consular
elerk in Bushirs i
sending a copy of this letter to Peel and to
Howes,
Yours sincerely,
sd.C.G.Prior.
OtX.Caroe issquire, d»X«B 0
aesretary to the Government of India,
ftacteraal Affairs tapartment,
Simla,
*ssnt under Printed letter
ggild April, 194C•
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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.

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Correspondence between Charles Saint John Collier and various offices and departments of the British and Indian governments, including the Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. 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. , the 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. , and the Treasury. The correspondence is regarding Collier's attempts to institute a State Post Office and new coinage in Muscat, with himself as agent. Also contained within the file is correspondence between the 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. and Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. 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. in which Collier's proposals, motives, and movements are discussed.

Folios 24-29 are draft agreements for Muscat's membership of the Postal Union and appointment of Collier as agent to the Muscat state, presumably written by Collier himself.

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1 file (29 folios)
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The file is arranged in chronological order from the back to the front.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 29; 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.

The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers.

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Coll 20/36 'Muscat: Proposal (by a Mr C. S. J. Collier) to institute a State Post Office in Muscat' [‎14r] (29/62), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/2996, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100047240844.0x00001e> [accessed 21 November 2019]

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