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Coll 20/36 'Muscat: Proposal (by a Mr C. S. J. Collier) to institute a State Post Office in Muscat' [‎25r] (51/62)

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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• 2—
P.Z.
1320
l 1940. J
statnpn of each or any denomination to be overprinted
with words in Arabic or English or both 9 signifying
^Postal Inauguration 4 with or without a date*
3* TO arrange with the printers to advise Us from time
to time of all orders placed with them for Cur Aoyal
Stamps •
4* TO aot as uur sole .igent either by himself or through
a Company or Organisation designated by him, for the
sale of Our stamps outside Our Koyal State of Muscat
and Oman*
f). TO forward to Us such supplies of stamps as We may
need for Our use in Our post and other offices. Our
Agent debiting his operating account with the net
cost price and with the oost of packing* freight and
insurance•
ۥ TO advertise, in such manner as he may think fit,
the issue and sale of uur stamps outside Our Hoyal
State*
AND WB DIRECT that the financial arrangements between
Ourselves and Our Agent shall be in accordance with the
Kegulations which We have been graciously pleased to make
and which are contained in the Schedule to this Our Mandate*
GIVBK under Our Royal aign
Manual and Seal, in Our Palace

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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' [‎25r] (51/62), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/2996, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100047240844.0x000034> [accessed 13 November 2019]

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