'File 8/8 Agency Administration Report 1922-1930'

IOR/R/15/2/296

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The record is made up of 1 volume (233 folios). It was created in 29 Feb 1922-30 Mar 1931. 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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The volume contains correspondence relating to the collation and submission of the annual Administration Report of the Bahrain Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , as well as the reports themselves.

Present within the volume are the reports for the years 1921-1930. Each report contains a prose statement and statistics on all or most of the following subjects: Personnel; Ruler of Bahrain and the Al Khalifa Family; Local Government Officials; Bahrain State; Bahrain Police; Local Affairs; Oil Concession; Artesian Wells; Agriculture; Customs; Municipalities; Public Works; Education; Trade; Industry; Boat Building and Shipping; Electric Light/Electric Department; Royal Navy; Royal Air Force; British Interests; Post Office; Medical; Judicial; Visits of Government (British) Officials; Visits of Arab Notables; Nejd; Qatar; Slavery; Climate; General. Each subject comes under its own sub-heading. Each report is signed by the officiating 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 the time of submission to 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. at Bushire.

Also included in the file is correspondence between 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 some of the institutions and offices that provided reports and statistics for the final Administration Report. These include Charles Belgrave, Advisor to the Government of Bahrain, and doctors and other employees of the American Mission Hospitals and schools.

Extent and format
1 volume (233 folios)
Arrangement

The volume is arranged chronologically.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 235; 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. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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English in Latin script
Type
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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Unrestricted

Archive reference
IOR/R/15/2/296
Former external reference(s)
8/8

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Date(s)
29 Feb 1922-30 Mar 1931 (CE, Gregorian)

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'File 8/8 Agency Administration Report 1922-1930', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/296, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000241.0x0000d7> [accessed 25 April 2019]

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