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'Administration Report of the Persian Gulf for the Year 1937' [‎27v] (54/72)

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The record is made up of 1 file (34 folios). It was created in 1938. 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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(ii) An Air Liaison Officer was appointed at Bahrain early this year and
Wing-Commander A. R. M. R ekards, O.B.E., A.F.C., was chosen to be the
firs holder of this post. He arrived here on the 4th of April 1937.
Wing-Commander Rickards acted as Air Liaison Officer, Bahrain, till
the 29th October when he was unfortunately killed in an accident in which
a Royal Air Force plane crashed at Khor Gharim.
{in) Imperial Airways Limited provided weekly two eastbound and
westbound services throughout the year.
Commencing with the eastbound service leaving Southampton on Octo
ber the 3rd, Imperial Airways Limited replaced one of their landplane service 8
by a flying boat service.
(iv) On the night of the 3rd August the Royal Air Force petrol store
at Dohah was burnt down and all the stock destroyed. Four persons were
injured, two of whom were brought to Bahrain for treatment.
17. British Interests.—{i) Mr. D. T. M. Munn held charge of the Bahrain
Branch ot Messrs. Gray Mackenzie and Company Limited (late Mesopota
mia Persia Corporation Limited) from the beginning of the year up to the 22nd
November 1937. He was relieved by Mr. J. M. Campbell who held charge
till the end of the year. Gray Mackenzie and Company Limited have also
acted as agents for Imperial Airways Limited throughout the year.
(u) Mr. C. W. F. Skrimshire held charge of the Eastern Bank, Bahrain,
throughout the year.
(m) Khan Sahib Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo, r C.I.E., has been local the
Agent of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company Limited throughout the year.
{iv) Mr. C. Bottomley held charge of the Office of the Bahrain Branch
of Cable and Wireless Limited from the beginning of the year to the 3rd April
when he was relieved by Mr. N. L. Penfold who continued to hold charge
till the end of the year.
18. Post Office.—{i) Mr. Mohammad Khan held charge of the post office
from the beginning of the year up to the 27th of July 1937. He was relieved
by Sayed Zafur Hussain who held charge till the end of the year 1937.
{ii) There was a considerable increase in the work of the post office during
the year 1937 as compared with the previous year.
The following are the figures for registered letters and parcels dealt
with during the year :—
No. of registered letters received
No. of registered letters despatched
No. of insured letters received
No. of insured letters despatched
No. of registered parcels received
No. of registered parcels despatched
No. of registered insured parcels received
No. of registered insured parcels despatched
9,153
10,900
24
65
6,710
792
461
3
{Hi) Stamps worth Rs. 94,110-2-0 were sold during the year as compared
with Rs. 56,272-2-0 during the year 1936.
{iv) A proposal was under consideration at the end of the year to transfer
the post office which is at present situated in the Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. Compound, to a
more central position.
19. Medical—{i) Victoria Memorial Hospital. —Assistant Surgeon R.
Holmes, I.M.I)., held charge of the Victoria Memorial Hospital throughout
the year 1937.
15,264 out-door and 249 in-door patients were treated during the year
1937 as compared with 14,474 out-door and 275 in-door patients during the
year 1936. 1,754 major and minor operations were performed during 1937
as opposed to 726 during 1936. There were no epidemics during the year.
{ii) Hospitals of the Arabian Mission. —(i) Dr. W. H. Storm, M.D.
and Dr. Miss Esther Barney held charge of the General and Women's hospitals
respectively of the Arabian Mission during the year 1937.

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The file consists of Administration Report of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. for the Year 1937 (New Delhi: Government of India Press, 1938).

The Report, prepared by 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. , summarises important information relating to the Gulf and notable events in the Gulf during 1937. The Report contains a review by 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. , and separate sections on each of the agencies, consulates, and other areas that made up the 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. . The information provided includes lists of personnel, movements of British officials and foreigners, local administration, military and naval matters, aviation, the political situation, trade and commerce, medical reports, meteorological reports, and related information.

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1 file (34 folios)
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There is a list of contents at the front of the Report, on folio 3.

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Foliation: the foliation system in use commences at 1 on the front cover, and continues through to 36 on the back cover. The sequence is written in pencil, enclosed in a circle, and appears in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio.

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