'File XXVII/1 Al Khalifa family. Recognition of Shaikh Hamad as successor to Sh `Isa. CSI conferred on Shaikh `Isa. CIE conferred on Sh `Abdullah.'

IOR/R/15/2/65

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The record is made up of 1 file (132 folios). It was created in 9 Feb 1901-6 Dec 1917. 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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The majority of the file contains correspondence exchanged 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 between 1914 and 1917 with 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 Gulf, the Secretary to the Most Eminent Order of the British Empire, and the Ruler of Bahrain, Sheikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa [‘Īsá bin ‘Alī Āl Khalīfah] (including letters in Arabic).

There are some earlier letters at the beginning of the file, regarding the recognition of Shaikh Hamad [Ḥamad bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah] as successor to Shaikh Isa in 1901.

The correspondence concerns the title of CSI (Companions of the Order of the Star of India) conferred on Shaikh Isa in 1914, the title of CIE (Companion of the Indian Empire) conferred on Sheikh Hamad, and arrangements for the visits abroad made by the Rulers' sons, Hamad and Mohammed and their entourage, to Lingah [Bandar Lengeh, Iran] and to Kuwait.

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1 file (132 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in chronological order from the front to the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence is written in pencil, circled, and is located in either the top right or centre of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. The numbering commences at the front cover with 1, 1A, and 1B; then 2-29; 30 and 30A; 31-60; 61 and 61A; and terminates at the back cover with 63. Two additional foliation sequences are present between folios 2-39 and folios 2-62; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.

Folios 61-62 are damaged and with some fragments secured on a piece of Japanese paper. It is not possible to read them.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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Archival file

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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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IOR/R/15/2/65
Former external reference(s)
Confidential files: XXVII/I

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9 Feb 1901-6 Dec 1917 (CE, Gregorian)

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'File XXVII/1 Al Khalifa family. Recognition of Shaikh Hamad as successor to Sh `Isa. CSI conferred on Shaikh `Isa. CIE conferred on Sh `Abdullah.', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/65, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000193.0x000320> [accessed 26 August 2019]

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