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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎30r] (59/146)

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The record is made up of 1 file (71 folios). It was created in 1 Jan 1946-31 Dec 1946. 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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On the 3rd Mr. G.H* Keast of the Iifipe-rieul Bank of
Iran arrived at Sharjah. The Buler of Dubai agreed to
lease him a plot of land on which it is proposed to "build
the manager’s house. The Bank is to pay a rent of Rupees Indian silver coin also widely used in the Persian Gulf.
300 per mensem for this plot and the house is to become
the property of the Ruler after 25 years. These terms
seem very high to me.
„ ^ Reference paragraph No. 54 of Intelligence Summary
No. 6.
After handing over their vehicles to the Officer
Commanding, R.ii.F., Sharjah, and storing the rest of their
equipment at Sharjah the Anti-Locust Delegation left for
India by the s.s. Barpeta on the 7th June.
123. 4AT.1R.
Reference paragraph No. 117 of this Intelligence
Dr. Steele visited Qatar on the 8th June. He
attended Shaikh Abdullah bin Qasim al Thani on the 9th
and daily during the following week. He found him suffer
ing from an attack of mumps, slight eczema of the feet,
and diabetes. Dr. Steele gave a course of injections.
The Shaikh is a strong old man who responds to treatment
wonderfully, and well he need at his age.
Shaikh Hamad bin Abdullah, who also has diabetes,
seemed in goon health and made his usual request for
aphrodisiacs. Hamad's second hobby is collecting drugs
of all sorts and six® storing them in his room. He has
a fine collection of portable medicine chests including
a Moroccan leather German made one. This, however, did
not prevent him from purloining a bottle of haemoglobil
from behind his father's back. Dr. Steele caught him
at it, but he put his finger to his lips enjoining silence
on the doctor.
Khalid bin Hamad was suffering from a severe
attack of mumps which Dr. Steele was able to relieve.
Large_numbers of townspeople were also treated
and the P.C.L. labour at Zagreet inoculated.
(i) On the 1st june a branch post office was ooened
at Muharraq.
(ii) On the 3rd local bus drivers went on strike
against a proposed change in the seating arrangements in
buses. These alterations were to be made for the greater
comfort of passengers but involved a certain amount of
expenditure and would have cut down on the profits being
made by bus drivers who cram their buses to capacity with
passengers. The strike was called off after two hours.
(iii) On the 10th Abdullah bin Yusuf gazani, a clerk
in the Food Control Department of the Bahrain Customs,
was dismissed for^issuing a double ration of cloth to two
merchants. This is the third instance of a clerk bain?
dismissed from this department for such an offence.

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The file contains fortnightly intelligence summaries produced by the Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. at Bahrain for the year 1946. The reports, marked as secret, were sent to the Government of India, 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. , and numerous diplomatic, political, and military offices in the Middle East. Each report is numbered from 1 to 24 and covers a two week period.

The reports are divided into short sections that relate to a particular subject. Contained within the file is intelligence on the following:

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1 file (71 folios)

The file is arranged chronologically.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 73; 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. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 1-73; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.

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