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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎86r] (171/174)

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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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The first tanker arrived at UmmSa’id on the
29th and loading began the same day. It is hoped that it
will be completed by midnight of the 30th.
Lbdullah Darwish has introduced a Palestinian
into Qatar as Government Oil Gauger, Investigations are
being made as to how this Palestinian got into Qatar,
(vi) Securi ty.
The strength of the police force has begun to
rise, and now stands at 30 / of whom about 10 are Qataris,
Abdullah Darwish has recently produced several schemes in
volving work for the police, and has been told that to do
all he wants, fifty or sixty men will be needed,
188. SH IPPI NG,
30 ships (11 British, 6 Panamanian, 4 American,
3. Norwegian, 2 Dutch, 2 Japanese, and 2 Swedish) called at
the port of Bahrain during the period under review. Imports
were 1636 tons of general cargo for Bahrain and 716 tons
for transhipment to the mainland. Exports were 220,400 tons
of petroleum products.
189, METEOROLOGICAL,
Maximum temperature
78°
on
the
26 th
Minimum temperature
57°
on
the
16th
Maximum humidity
100$
on
the
21st
and
23rd
Minimum humidity
52%
on
the
30th
and
31st
Rainfall
14.4
mms

Sgd.
C.J.
Pelly,
Political ^.gent.

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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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