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File 18/9 ‘Buildings:- Proposal re: Conversion of Sepoy livg’ [?] at Bahrain into I.A.’s Court Room etc.’ [‎7r] (13/108)

The record is made up of 1 file (52 folios). It was created in 15 Sep 1934-20 Apr 1937. 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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OoT)y of a Memorandum No. 2595 % dated the 24th November 1924
19/137
from the Hen’hie 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 3
Gulf, Bushire, to the Foreign Secretary to the Government
of India, Nev; Delhi
Additions and alterations to the old
Sepoys* barrack at Bahrain,
The need has long been felt for removing the
Indian Assistant's Court from the lower floor of the
Bahrain Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. House as the swarms of litigants and
witnesses render the courtyard, which is just below the
residential quarters of 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. , noisy or
dirty. The offices are overcrowded and record space is
insufficient. Moreover the Indian Assistant's Court
Room is now required for the Assistant 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. ,
2 . Temporary arrangements have been made to remove
the Indian Assistant's Court, Office and the Court records
to a building, which has been rented not far from the
Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. . His Excellency Shaikh .Hamad bin 'Isa, while
willing with his usual courtesy, to agree to this arrange:
-ment for a few months in order to assist us in cur
difficulties said that he was not prepared to agree to
the arrangement as a permanent measure because such a
Court should be held in the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. area for political
reasons. His Excellency is of course Quite correct:
we have no right to have a Court outside the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. area
and it is undesirable for various reas'ens
propose
I, therefore,^/to convert the old sepoys' barrack
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into three rooms consisting of Court Room 30' x 20 ',
Record Room 20 * x 20 * and Waiting Room 20 ' x 10 *. The
barrack is not required as a barrack as there is no
longer an Indian Infantry Detachment, and it can
conveniently and cheaply be converted into Court Rooms,
though certain improvements will be required to make it
suitable for its new purpose.
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It is proposed at the same time to convert the

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The file contains papers, mostly correspondence, relating to proposed additions and alterations to the Sepoys’ Barrack, within the grounds of the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. compound in Bahrain, with a view to converting it into a Court and Office for the Indian Assistant.

The correspondence is largely between the following: 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. , and the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Bahrain; 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. , and the Government of India Foreign and Political Department; 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, and Charles Dalrymple Belgrave, Adviser to the Government of Bahrain.

The file includes a blueprint site plan of the proposed Indian Assistant’s Court at Bahrain.

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1 file (52 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 54; 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 present in parallel between ff 1-52; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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File 18/9 ‘Buildings:- Proposal re: Conversion of Sepoy livg’ [?] at Bahrain into I.A.’s Court Room etc.’ [‎7r] (13/108), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/1640, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100054516683.0x00000e> [accessed 23 September 2019]

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