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Pol Ext 8579/49 'Declassification of maps of Muscat: request from Persian Gulf Residency, Bahrain' [‎2r] (4/17)

The record is made up of 1 file (6 folios). It was created in 7 Nov 1949-24 Nov 1949. 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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COMMONWEALTH REL/ s m , IOKS C FFICE,
DOWNirr, SIBEEi’.
Pol. Lxt.e579/U9
November 9 19U9 •
Defcr Rogers 9
Would you please refer to your letter (E.12335/198/91)
of 3rd November about certein asps t repared under the
direction of the Ourveyor-Generel of India, showing the
country round Muscat.
The maps are old ones and, so ft-r as we can see, show
nothing justifying a security classification. It is,
however, for the Government of India and not for any United
Kingdom authority to "declasrify" them. We think that
there is no harm in 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. giving copies of
these maps to the Muscat authorities for their own use
only but we think that we should not connive at any
reproduction of them, which night result in copies being
generally available in the area, without observing the
formality of asking the permission of the Governmtnt of
India •
If you agree, perhaps you would inform the Political
Agent accordin ly. - e should be glad to make the
necessary approach to the Government of India if 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. so desires but he may prefer t > do this
direct•
I am returning the maps herewith. We have kept a
note of their numbers in case you should ask us If ter
on to take up with the Government of India the question of
reproduction.
Yours sincerely,
(Sgd ) K. R c CkOCX
f.K. ROGERS, ES^. ,
EASTERN HE ARTMEKT,
FOREIGN PRICE.

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This file contains correspondence relating to the declassification of maps detailing Muscat, created by the Government of India, which were requested by 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. Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in Bahrain . The main correspondents are the Bahrain Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , the Commonwealth Relations Office and the Foreign Office.

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1 file (6 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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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 8, 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.

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