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Coll 20/36 'Muscat: Proposal (by a Mr C. S. J. Collier) to institute a State Post Office in Muscat' [‎27r] (55/62)

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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4 . We ©hall maintain Our Poet Office § and Postal Services
in and from Our Royal an< i from time to time We
shall advise Our Agent so that the net expense may he
made good by remittance to Our Royal Treasury out of the
sales of stamps effected by him| And upon Our adherence
to The Universal Postal Union, Our principal Post Office
in Muscat shall correspond with the said Onion and carry
out all service and effect all settlements under the
Regulations of the said Union, but Our Agent shall
maintain hie own establishment for the ordering and
sale of stamps and shall be entitled to retain irom the
moneys of sale the sum of £ 62*10«0 per quarter towards
his overhead expenses. Our Agent shall make and charge
in his operating account all payments becoming due to
The Universal Postal Union in respect of Our membership
contribution.
5* Our Agent shall close and balance his operating account
at the end of each quarter, that is to say, the 3ist
March, 30th June, 30th September and 3ist December in
each year, and the accounts shall forthwith be audited
by a firm of Chartered accountants, whose report w;th
the relative balance sheets and accounts shall be trans
mitted to Us together with a certificate signed by the
Auditors stating the stocks of stamps of each denomina
tion in hand.
6 . When the accounts are closed at the end of each quarter
Our Agent shall be entitled to receive one half of the
net revenue, and the remaining half sha-1 be Our prop
erty and shall forthwith be paid to Our Royal Treasury.
A deficiency lif any) shall be carried forward to the
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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' [‎27r] (55/62), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/2996, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100047240844.0x000038> [accessed 14 November 2019]

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