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File 815/1917 Pt 3 'Persian Gulf:- Lighting & Buoying. Repairs to Lighthouse buildings at Quoin Island & Tamb Island.' [‎11r] (17/173)

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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In any further communication
on this subject, please quote
No-E 6946/8/34.
and address—
not to any person by name,
but to—
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“ The Under-Secretary of State,’
Foreign Office,
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I am djrent ed by Mr. Secretary chamberlain to
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of October 3oth, requesting sanction for the execution
of certain repairs- and alterations to the landing quay
©t Quoin island.
S* Mr. Chamberlain has obtained the sanction of
the Lords Coranissi oners of His Majesty's Treasury to his
acceptance as a charge against the Diplomatic and Consular
Vote of a moiety of the sum of five hundred and twenty one
rupees, Toeing the cost of a portion of the work which has
already been carried out by the Government of India in
anticipation of sanction.
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3. Mr. Chamberlain observes from your letter of the
11th instant (Mo. p. 3857) that pert of the remainder of the
work is now reported to be unnecessary, and that the. estimate
of two thousand two hundred and twenty seven rupees in that
connection is cancelled. I am to enquire whether the estimate
of four thousand three hundred and thirteen rupees referred
to in the enclosures to your letter of October 30th last
for other repairs still holds good. Should thisr be the case
the cost should, in the opinion of this department, be
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debited against the revenue accruing to 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.
Lighting Service from the levy of light dues upon shipping.
4. The original estimates.enclosed i
are returned herewith.
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1 am, 'C
Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
The Undar Secretary of State
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. .
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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.' [‎11r] (17/173), 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_100079404357.0x00001b> [accessed 28 February 2020]

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