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'File 9/1 IV Visits of HM Ships' [‎28r] (55/96)

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The record is made up of 1 file (46 folios). It was created in 10 Mar 1951-30 Dec 1951. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .


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H. B.M’s Consulate,
16th, October, 1951.
My dear Saiyid Tarik,
It is hoped to raise a soccer team to
ground to he used.
2 I am not sure on which day the match
will he played and the final arrangements will
have to await the arrival of the ship.
3 . Would you care tolplay yourself, or to
suggest the names of two or three players
who would like to he in the team.
Yours sincerely,
Saiyid Tarik hin Taimur,

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Correspondence and other papers relating to the visits of British Navy vessels to Muscat and other ports and islands within Muscat territories. Most of the papers are notifications of the arrival and departure of HM ships into and out of Muscat. Particular attention is given to the official visit of HMS Loch Quoich , with arrangements for cocktail parties and football and hockey matches covered by the file. Other ships mentioned include HMS Wild Goose and Flamingo .

Correspondence comes from: 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; the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , Bahrain; the Senior Naval Officer in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. ; Basil Woods Ballard, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Muscat; and secretaries of sporting clubs in Muscat and Matrah.

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1 file (46 folios)

The file is arranged in chronological order from the rear to the front.

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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 48, 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.

A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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