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'File 18/14 I. Political Agency – Bahrain: Buildings – Air Conditioning of Bahrain Agency – From Feb: 1938 To Feb: 1947. Vol. II’ [‎89r] (177/534)

The record is made up of 1 file (265 folios). It was created in 7 Feb 1938-8 Feb 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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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. ,
Bnshire,
the 21st June 1943.
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Two summers ago the main office of the Bahrain
Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. was completely air-conditioned and the ceilings lowered
and the floor raised to give the necessary restricted cubic
space that the machines could cover. I was surprised to
find on my last visit that the air-conditioning machines had
been removed, but that the air space had still been left in
its diminished extent.
2. I do not know what has happened to the machines,
but I think it is a great pity that the main office is no
longer air-conditioned, and the serious amount of ill-health
in the Bahrain Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. last, year is, in my opinion, almost
certainly due to it. I should like to make it clear,
however, if one of the machines is that which has been
installed in the little bath room I use as an office that I
have no desire whatever to be air-conditioned at the expense
of your staff and would be glad if it could be returned to
them. If it is not possible for any particular reason to
air-condition the whole office then the best plan would be
to restore the cubic area to its original dimensions.
E. B. Wakefield Esquire, I.C.S.,
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.

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The file contains papers relating to air conditioning for the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. buildings at Bahrain.

The correspondence is largely between the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Bahrain, and the following: the State Engineer to the Bahrain Government; 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. 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. ; 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; oil companies including The Bahrein Petroleum Company Limited; the Eastern Bank Limited; and Gray, Mackenzie and Company Limited. The file also includes correspondence between 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, and 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. .

Detailed file notes are found on folios 234 to 266.

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1 file (265 folios)
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The papers are arranged in chronological order from the front to the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 267; 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 4-233; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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'File 18/14 I. Political Agency – Bahrain: Buildings – Air Conditioning of Bahrain Agency – From Feb: 1938 To Feb: 1947. Vol. II’ [‎89r] (177/534), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/1645, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100060386387.0x0000b2> [accessed 18 February 2020]

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