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Coll 20/36 'Muscat: Proposal (by a Mr C. S. J. Collier) to institute a State Post Office in Muscat' [‎15r] (31/62)

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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No.
134-S Of 1940.
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1 . O.K.Caroe Baquire, I.C^S*,
Secretary to the Government of India,
External Affaire Department,
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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. , London,V
and has the honour to transmit to him a copy of the undermentioned
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British Consulate-General, BUS HIRE.
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Reference to previous correspondence:
To 1 . 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. 'e letter N o.C/126 of 18th
February 1940.
To 2. " ^ Printed Letter No *0/127 of 18th
Pebruar3r"1946.
Description of Enclosure.
Name and Date.
Subject.
Letter dated the 29th
February 1940 from Mr.C.J.
Collier, C.M.G.,British
Legation, Kabul, 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. , Muscat.
Proposal to institute a
State Post Office in Muscat.
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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' [‎15r] (31/62), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/2996, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100047240844.0x000020> [accessed 12 November 2019]

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