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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎3r] (5/174)

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The record is made up of 1 file (85 folios). It was created in 1 Jan 1949-31 Dec 1949. 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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(iv) I llegitimate children .
About a month ago, the body of a new born
Arab child was washed up on Muharraq beach. On the 15th
the body of another child was washed ashore on the same
beach. Both children are believed to have been illegi
timate.
(v) Ass i stant State Engineer .
The Bahrain Government propose to appoint
an Assistant to the State Engineer, Mr. D.J. Brammer,
and have already interviewed a prospective candidate,
Mr. J. Hudson, late of Messrs. Holloway Bros., Qatar.
4. ROYAL AND U.S. NAVI ES.
On the 6th His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief,
East Indies Station. Rear Admiral C.H. Woodhouse, C.B.,
accompanied by Mrs. and Miss ‘/oodhouse, arrived in Bahrain
in H.M.S. "Norfolk". The usual calls were exchanged
between His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief, His Excel
lency 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. , Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , the Senior
Naval Officer, Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , 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. , and
His Highness Shaikh Salman.
On the 7th and 8th U.S. ships "Chikasia",
"Tarawa", "D.U.J. Buckley", and "Hawkins" arrived at
Sitra and calls were exchanged between their commanders
and Rear Admiral Woodhouse.
On the 8th His Excellency the Commander-in-
Chief gave an official dinner party on board H.M.S."Norfolk".
On the 9th His Highness Shaikh Salman gave a dinner party
for the officers of all ships and prominent local residents.
On the 10th His Excellency 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. gave
a dinner at Jufair for ship’s officers.
On the 11th H.M.S. "Norfolk" and U.S.S.
"Chikasia", "Tarawa", "D.U.J. Buckley", and "Hawkins"
left Bahrain.
5. PORT OF BAHRAIN .
A pipe has been sunk into a natural submarine-
spring in the sea off Halat bin Maher in the Khor Khalaya
by Messrs. Petroleum Concessions Limited on behalf of
the Bahrain Government. The pipe is to be fitted with
a hose and used to supply sailing boats and launches with,
fresh water.
6. LANDING ARRANGEMENT S .
Reference paragraph 229 of Intelligence
Summary No.17 of 1948.
Enquiries from the Bahrain Government have
elicited the information that they have ordered a ten ton
"Smiths" shunting crane from the United Kingdom costing
some £7300/- which will make it possible to unload cargo
by crane from different points on the pier instead of.
as at present, from one point only. The crane is ex
pected to be ready for shipment to Bahrain in June, 1949.
They are also to begin construction on a new shed to be
used.

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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 1949. 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 contain information covering a wide range of subjects, including:

  • shipping;
  • visits of British and foreign notables;
  • economic and commercial matters;
  • local news and affairs, as well as that of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, and the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. ;
  • the work of Bahrain Petroleum Company, and the oil industry more generally;
  • American interests in the region;
  • local reaction to international events such as those in Palestine and Syria;
  • the activities of the Royal Navy;
  • the supply of electricity, water and telecommunications;
  • aviation;
  • the work of the Middle East Anti-Locust Unit;
  • the traffic of slaves;
  • quarantine and medical matters;
  • weather and meteorological data.
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1 file (85 folios)
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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 87; 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 1-87; 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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