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File 815/1917 Pt 3 'Persian Gulf:- Lighting & Buoying. Repairs to Lighthouse buildings at Quoin Island & Tamb Island.' [‎8r] (11/173)

The record is made up of 1 item (86 folios). It was created in 16 Oct 1919-10 Aug 1926. 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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1925 s P362l» Ref)ai,"s to Quoin Island lighthouse have not
yet been taken in hand, and we agree that they should now he
carried out at the expenses of the Lighting Funds We are
accordingly instructing the Director, Royal Indian Marine-
to carry out work, with the concurrence of the Advisory
Committee,, and to dehit the cost (? to,omittad)Lighting
Fund 0 We should, however, be glad of definite Instructions
whether it is necessary for us to obtain the prior sanction
of His Majesty 6 s Government where expenditure exceeds
aoo 0 yMSj in this connection, 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. letters
Nos 0 pl407 and P2916, dated 22nd May and 1st October, 1925c.
to Foreign Offices If such sanction necessary we request
approval to our action in the present cases Plans and
estimates sent with Commerce Department letter of 24th
September may be returned*
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This part is mainly composed of interdepartmental correspondence discussing repairs and alterations to the lighthouse buildings on Quoin Island and, to a lesser extent, those on Tamb Island (also written in the correspondence as Tanb Island).

Most of the part focuses on the details and costs of proposed repairs and alterations to the lighthouse buildings on Quoin Island, covering the period 1919-1926. Also discussed are details of the work required and costs involved for repairs to the lighthouse buildings and the kutcha road [makeshift, dirt road] on Tamb Island, covering the period 1919-1923.

Some of the correspondence touches on the more general issue of financing lighting and buoying 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. .

Notable correspondents include the following: the Viceroy of India; the Director of the Royal Indian Marine; officials of the 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. , the Foreign Office, the Treasury, the Government of India's Department of Commerce, and the Government of India's Marine Department.

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File 815/1917 Pt 3 'Persian Gulf:- Lighting & Buoying. Repairs to Lighthouse buildings at Quoin Island & Tamb Island.' [‎8r] (11/173), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/661/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100079404357.0x000015> [accessed 28 February 2020]

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