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'Iraqi Post and Telegraph Guide 1930' [‎22v] (45/483)

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The record is made up of 1 file (229 folios). It was created in c 1930-c 1939. 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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Inland Post.
59. Weight and Size. —The limit of weight and size applicable
to book packets and printed papers is that laid down for letters. This
limit of weight is, however, increased to 3 Kilos in respect of single
volumes. Pattern and sample packets, must not exceed 4;> Centimetres
(18 inches) in length by 20 Centimetres (8 inches) in width and 10
Centimetres (4 inches) in depth and the weight must not exceed 500
60 A. Contents of a Book-Packet. —(1) A book packet may
contain any of the following articles :—
(a) Newspapers and publications of all kinds t books, whether
blank or printed; engravings ; photographs, drawings, plans,
maps, printed music, and proof sheets with or without the
manuscript relating thereto ; blank paper, parchment, or
card-board, and generally anything on paper, parchment or
card board which is printed, engraved, lithographed, or
papyrographed, or produced by any other mechanical
process easy to recognise, except the copying press and the
typewriter, provided that no card bearing the heading
“Postcard’’ shall be allowed to be transmitted open by post
as a book packet :
(b) Business papers, written or drawn wholly or partly by
hand, not being of the nature of a letter or having the
character of a personal communication, such as deeds, bills
of laaing, invoices, accounts, proposals and policies of
assurance, powers-of-attorney, licenses, statistical returns
submitted by or to public officers in their official capacities
and manuscripts of all including manuscript music not
being of the nature of personal correspondence ;
(c) Written letters of old date which have previously passed
through the post and served their original purpose :
Documents wholly or partly printed in imitation of type
writing or reproduced from a manuscript or type-written
original by any mechanical process of polygraphy such as
chromography, mimeography etc. provided (i) that they are
handed in at the post office counter or window; (ii) that
the special, attenti n of the counter or window clerk is
drawn to the fact that they are documents of the
kind^ mentioned in this sub-clause, and (iii) that at
least 20 precisely identical copies are posted at the same
time ;
Circulars, i.e,, printed notices and printed letters, provided
that they contain nothing in writing except (i) corrections
of press errors, (ii) the date of despatch and the name and
address and description of the sender and the name of the
addressee, and (iii) the place, date and hour, when the
circular is a notice of meeting or appointment, and in the
case of a notice of meeting, the objects of the meeting.

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Printed volume containing details and rules of posting in Iraq.

Key chapters in the volume cover:

  • Inland post
  • Foreign post
  • Foreign parcel post
  • Money orders
  • Official post articles
  • Railway post letters
  • Telegraphs.

There are some loose folios in an envelope, placed at the back of the volume. These contain amendments suggested to the parcel postage section; their author and date are unknown.

Extent and format
1 file (229 folios)

The volume’s contents are arranged into eight sections. Contents pages (ff 6-9) lists the chapters, and refer to page numbers.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 231; 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. Pagination: the file also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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English in Latin script
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