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File 12/9 Visits to Bahrain of government officials and others [‎181r] (366/578)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (285 folios). It was created in 4 Jan 1935-6 Aug 1940. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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No. C/194-12/9.
Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
Bahrain, the 20th March 1938.
From
H. Weightman, Esquire, I.C.S.,
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. , Bahrain.
To
The Honourable 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.
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. , Bushire.
Sir,
I have the honour to submit the following short re
port on the visit of Her Royal Highness Princess Alice and
the Earl of Athlone to Bahrain.
2. I received a telegram from Hasa informing me that the
party would reach A1 Khobar on the 16th March, and I proceed
ed to A1 Khobar on the afternoon of that day. The whole par-
ty, myself included, was accommodated in the Camp of the Cali
fomia Arabia Standard Oil Company at Dhamman, and on the
morning of the 17th an inspection was made of the Company* s
operations there. The main item of interest was the new deep
well which is at present under a ten-days’ test for pressure
and volume. It may be remarked in passing that there is a
high spirit of optimism amongst the employees of the Company,
and that a beginning has already been made with the deepening
of wells which had previously been sunk without result to a
depth of 2000 feet only.
3. The passage from A1 Khobar to Bahrain was made in the
afternoon of March 17th in the Company* s launch which has
infinitely greater speed than my Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. launch. A strong
wind was blowing and the passage was uncomfortable, though
no casualties resulted. Apprehension regarding this crossing
had/-

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The volume contains correspondence sent and received by 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. at Bahrain regarding the arrangements and programmes for visits to Bahrain of the following:

The documents in the volume are mainly in English. There is correspondence in Arabic with English translations, with Shaikh Ḥamad bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah, Ruler of Bahrain, Shaikh Abdullah bin Qasim Al Thani, Ruler of Qatar, and the Government of Saudi Arabia at Al Khobar.

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1 volume (285 folios)
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The papers in the volume are arranged chronologically. There is an index at the end of the volume, on folios 260-283. The index is arranged chronologically and refers to documents within the volume; it gives brief description of the correspondence with a reference number, which refers back to that correspondence in the volume.

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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 287; 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. Two additional foliation sequences are present between ff 5-259 and ff 260-283 respectively. These numbers are also written in pencil, and can be found in the same position as the main sequence, but they are not circled.

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