Government of Bahrain Administration Report for 1926-1937, and Annual Reports for 1937-1944

IOR/R/15/1/750

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The record is made up of 1 file, 9 items (349 folios). It was created in 1937-1945. 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.

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This file contains Government of Bahrain Administrative Report for the Years 1926-1937 and copies of the Government of Bahrain Annual Report for the Hijri years 1356-1363 (1938-1944). Each report appears to be compiled from departmental reports by Charles Dalyrmple Belgrave, Adviser to the Government of Bahrain, and includes a General Review authored by him. Financial and budgetary details are given for the Bahrain Government, as well as activities in various different areas, including: Pearl Diving, Police and Security, Public Health, Judicial, Public Works, Municipalities, Land Registration, Wakf [Waqf], Education, Minors' Department, and Electric Supply. The reports also contain general information concerning state visits, for example that of ‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd (Ibn Saud), and important events, such as the Zubara Dispute and the death of Shaikh Ḥamad bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah. The reports include photographic images, charts, tables and graphs.

Various other Government of Bahrain officials are also associated with the reports, including Mr W B Steele, State Engineer; Group Captain H P G Leigh, State Engineer; Mr C C L de Grenier, Director of Customs and Port Officer; Mr G W R Smith, Director of Customs, Port Officer and Food Controller; Dr I Davenport Jones, State Medical Officer; Dr R H B Snow, State Medical Officer; Dr M M McDowall, Lady Medical Officer; Dr I M A Doeg, Lady Medical Officer; Mr F J Wakelin, Director of Education; Mr G E Hutchings, Principal of the Technical School; Mrs Marjorie Belgrave; Khan Sahib Mohammed Khalil Memon, Superintendent, Land Registration Department; Mr Mohamed Saleh Shater, Manama Municipality Secretary; Mr Ahmed Al Omran, Muharraq Municipality Secretary; Mr Mohamed Dowaicer, Superintendent of the Minors' Department; and Mr Ibrahim Khalfan, Passport Officer.

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1 file, 9 items (349 folios)
Arrangement

This file contains one administrative report for the years 1926-1937 and 8 annual reports for the years 1938-1944 arranged chronologically.

Physical characteristics

Pagination: These reports have their original pagination sequences, which should be used for referencing. Inserts have not been paginated.

Foliation: The volumes have been given one continuous foliation sequence, which is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of each folio. The sequence begins on the front cover of the first report, on number 1, and ends on the inside of the back cover of the final report, on number 349.

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English in Latin script
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Archival file

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Original held at
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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Unrestricted

Archive reference
IOR/R/15/1/750

History of this record

Date(s)
1937-1945 (CE, Gregorian)

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Copies

Facsimile copies of these reports are available in Bahrain Government Annual Reports 1924–1970 , published by Archive Editions in 1987.

Related primary sources

The National Archives, Kew, 'FO 371/45185 Bahrain Government annual report [1944]. Code 91 file 344' (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=C2802474 [Accessed 26/06/2014])

The National Archives, Kew, 'FO 1016/447 Annual report of Bahrain government September 1953 to December 1954' (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=C3729101 [Accessed 26/06/2014])

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