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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎21r] (41/174)

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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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(iii) H ealth Visitor .
As long ago as last summer the Bahrain Govern
ment have been anxious to secure the services of a health
visitor but for, one reason or another the persons they selected,
have been unable to come to Bahrain. They have now, however,
been successful in engaging a Miss M.A. Dowds who was recom
mended to them by the British Nursing Association. Miss Dowds
recently arrived in Bahrain to take up her duties.
(iv) Prices of esjential commoditie s:-
Prices per kilogramme.
Control nrices.
Bazaar prices.
Rice *
Ranging from F.s.l/5/-
to Es. 1/13/9,accord
ing to quality.
Ranging from Es.l/4/-
to Rs.1/10/6,accord
ing to quality.
Rs. -/1'0/-
Bread (local)
Vegetable Ghee
Es. -/12/-
Ranging from Es.3/5/-
to Rs.3/14/- accord
ing to quality.

Pure Ghee
Ranging from Es.5/8/-
to Es.9/6/- according
to quality.
Rs . 5/3/- to Rs. 8/15/-
according to quality
Rs. 1/12/-
Rs. 1/14/-
— i'
Rs. 1/-
Rs. -/9/-
Rs. 9/1/ -
Ranging from Es.-/13/3
to Rs.l/15/- according
to quality.
Fire Wood
Rs. -/6/9
Rs. -/9/ -

Rs. 1/11/- to Rs.3/5/-
according to quality
53. ZUBARAH 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. .
Reference paragraph 23 of Intelligence Summary
No. 3.
His Highness Shaikh Salman has been informed that
His Majesty’s Government have no objection to his appointing
a representative in the United Kingdom to put his point of
view about Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. to the Foreign Office.
54. PERSIAN GULF The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. LIGHT I NG SERVICE .
The Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Lighting Service which was
formerly administered from Bombay has for some time had its
headquarters in Bahrain in one of the Royal Naval buildings at
Jufair. They are now preparing to build their own offices and
workshops and have recently asked the Bahrain Government to sell

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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)

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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