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'File 17/14 II Toshakhana articles for Bushire — Correspondence regarding' [‎69r] (137/522)

The record is made up of 1 file (259 folios). It was created in 9 Nov 1942-16 Jan 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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Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
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Bated' November 1943.
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Please refer to your demi-official
letter No. 1371 to Daubeny.
2. Perhaps you will let me see a copy
of the bill submitted by Behbehanl. As far as I
remember there were four watches and the price was
Bs. 700 but I am by no means certain.
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C.J.Pelly Esquire,
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. ,
Kuwait.

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The file is concerned with the Bushire Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. [ 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. 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. ] Toshakhana — a store of gifts kept with the Bahrain Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , so that they would be available for presentation to the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. Shaikhs when needed. Regular stock accounts are submitted to Bushire to keep the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. updated on the number and range of articles being held on its behalf. The file is primarily concerned with the acquisition of new articles for the Toshakhana, their circulation to British officers serving 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. , and the purchase of surplus stock by said officers; weapons and ammunition make up the bulk of these transactions, and wartime restrictions are reflected in the file. The file therefore contains supporting correspondence, invoices, payment receipts, as well as export licenses and 'No Objection Certificates' to facilitate the export of weaponry. The principal supplier is Suleman Omer and Company, and the principal shipping agent is Gray Mackenzie and Company Limited.

The main correspondents within the file are as follows: 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. , Bahrain (Edward Wakefield, Michael Dixon, and Tom Hickinbotham); 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. , 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. (Charles Geoffrey Prior and William Hay); the Secretary to 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. ; the Political Officer, Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. (Maurice Patrick O'Connor Tandy, Richard Bird, and Raymond Murphy); 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. , Kuwait (Cornelius James Pelly); and 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.

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1 file (259 folios)
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The file is arranged in chronological order from the front to the rear of the file, with a set of file notes in the back between folios 241 to 260. Circled serial numbers in red and blue crayon, which occur throughout the file, refer to entries within the notes.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 261; 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. An additional foliation sequence is also present in parallel between ff 2-238; these numbers are also 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. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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