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'Iraqi Post and Telegraph Guide 1930' [‎23r] (46/483)

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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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Note. 1 , By •; Printing ” is meant any species of type-printing easy to
recognise, lithography, handstamping or any mechanical process
ordinarily used to produce a number of identical copies of
written matter, and easy to recognise. “ Writing’’ includes
type-wiiting and any mechanical or other process ordinarily
used to produce a single document.
Court summonses, notices and similar documents issued by a
Criminal or Civil Court whether sent frm the Court of Issue
or returned to it direct, or through the medium of another
court, government office, or railway administration, as well as
police diaries are personal communications within the meaniim
ot this clause and cannot be sent at book-packet rates. "
Receipts for goods or money on printed forms with necessary
manuscript entries are not personal communications within the
meaning of this clause and may be sent at book-packet rates.
Printed notices from Insurance Companies reminding in
surants of the due dates for the payment of premia may be
sent at book-packet rates provided that they do not bear any
written matter except (1) dates, (2) the names, addresses and
description of the parties, (3) the particulars of sums of monev,
refer.-nee number and letters and (5) corrections of errors
in print.
With any of the above-mentioned articles may be sent any
thing that is necessary for their safe transmission through the post, such as
rollers etc, and with any of the articles mentioned in sub-clause’(a) may
lie sent any legitimate binding, mounting, or covering, loose or attached,
and anything that ordinarily appertains to such articles, as pens and
pencils in the case of a packet-book, photographs in the case ot a photo
graph book and card plates in the case of visiting cards.
(.)). Manuscript for the press shall not be reckoned as having the
character of personal correspondence within the meaning of sub-clause
(b), and may be sent as a book packet,
60 B. Contents of a Pattern or Sample Packet. ...(I) A
pattern or sample packet may contain bona-fide patterns or samples of
merchandise not having any saleable value, together with, or without,
any matter which may be sent as a book packet. There must be no
writting upon or in a pattern packet, except the name and address of
the sen dei, the name and address of the person for whom it is intend
ed, atrade mark, number, prices, and indications as to the weight, size,
or quality to be disposed of.
(2). Objects of natural history, dried or preserved animals and
plants, geological specimens and other similar objects will also b- ad
mitted to transmission by post at the rates of postage for pattern packets
provided that they are packed in the manner prescribed for pattern 61
61. Communication of the Nature of a Letter not Allow
ed. ...No communication of the nature of a, letter, nr n.o

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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.

Physical characteristics

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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