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Coll 35/13 'Persian Gulf: public wireless telegraph station at Sharjah' [‎42r] (85/179)

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The record is made up of 1 file (88 folios). It was created in 20 Feb 1933-26 Jun 1947. 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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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. ,
WHITEHALL, S.W.l.
22nd June 1933.
Dated 19th
May 1933
and
enclosure.
Sir,
I am directed by the Secretary of State for India
to inform you that the Air Ministry have recently established
a receiving and transmitting wireless telegraphy set
working on 900 m. long wave and 45 m. short wave at Shargah,
which is 7 miles north of Dabai, on the Arabian Coast, for
air service purposes. The installation which is operated
by Imperial Airways Limited was owing to misunderstanding on
their part recently made available also for the reception and
transmission of public messages. After inter-departmental
consideration with which the Political Hesident 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. was associated during his recent leave, it was
decided that, subject to the consent of the Sheikh of
Shargah, the station, which pending the formal consent of the
Sheikh continues to operate as a public station, shall be
established permanently for the reception and transmission of
public radio messages and shall be notified to the
International Bureau of the Telegraph Union at Berne for
registration as a public station.
A copy is enclosed, for the information of the
Imperial Communications Sub-Committee of the C.I.D., of a
letter which has been sent to the Government of India asking
them to take the necessary preliminary steps to give effect
to these decisions.
I am, &c•,
(Sgd.) C.H. SILVER
The Secretary,
Imperial Communications
Sub-Committee,
Committee of Imperial Defence,
2, Whitehall Gardens,
S. W. 1.
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The file concerns the establishment of a wireless telegraph station at Sharjah.

The file contains agreements with the ruler of Sharjah for the establishment of an air station by Imperial Airways, and correspondence related to the opening of a wireless telegraph station at Sharjah.

The file is composed of correspondence between: the Foreign Office; 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. ; the 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. 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. , Trenchard Craven William Fowle; the Secretary of State for India; Imperial Airways; the Air Ministry; the Admiralty; the ruler of Sharjah, Shaikh Sultan II bin Saqr Al Qasimi; the General Post Office; and Cable and Wireless Limited.

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1 file (88 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 89; 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.

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