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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’ [‎180r] (359/534)

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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D.O.No•1962-18/14
My dear Leigh,
Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Bahrain,
The 13th May, 1945.
Though the correspondence about spare parts for
the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. air-conditioners started nearly two years
ago, and the summer is now upon us we do not seem to
get any further and the last telegram from General
Motors (quoted in the enclosure to your memorandum
No.PA/2/64 dated the 1st May, 1945) is unsatisfactory
and its meaning (to me) obscure. What do they mean
by the "portion” of the order and the "balance material?
Your memorandum says (1) a new expansion valve and (2)
^s are required for the frigidaires. Are these all
that are required? Are they with the "portion" or
the "balance material"? Can you find out what is hold
ing them up? If it is want of shipping space I can
help.
There is a large cylinder which Hickinbotham
told me was Freon gas in the back verandah of the
Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. . Perhaps you could send one of your men to
examine it and, if it is the gas, you may be able to
get at least one of the frigidaires going.
Yours sincerely,
Group Captain H.P.G. Leigh,
State Engineer,
Government of Bahrain,
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’ [‎180r] (359/534), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/1645, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100060386388.0x0000a0> [accessed 19 November 2019]

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