'File 8/8 Annual Administration Report of the Bahrain Agency'

IOR/R/15/2/298

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The record is made up of 1 file (297 folios). It was created in 16 Dec 1935-10 Apr 1940. 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 file contains correspondence relating to the collation and submission of the Administration Report of the Bahrain Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. and the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. , including the reports themselves. Present in the file are the reports for the years 1935-1939.

The correspondence is 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 representatives of institutions active in Bahrain that provide reports and statistics for the annual report. These include: Medical Department of the Government of Bahrain; the Indian Posts and Telegraph Department; American Mission Hospital; Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO); Customs Department of the Government of Bahrain; Victoria Memorial Hospital; Petroleum Concessions Limited; and the Adviser to the Government of Bahrain (Sir Charles Belgrave). The Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. reports are submitted to the Bahrain Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. by the Political Officer at Sharjah. Both final reports are then submitted 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 to the Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , at Bahrain. From 1938 the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. report was subsumed into that of the Bahrain Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. .

The final reports are divided into short sections, each covering a particular subject. Each report contains information on most or all of the following: Personnel; Ruler of Bahrain and Al Khalifah Family; Local Government Officials; Bahrain Armed Police; Local Affairs; Bahrain Petroleum Company; Artesian Wells; Agriculture; Customs; Municipalities; Public Works; Electric Department; Education; Trade; Industries; Athletics; Boat Building and Shipping; Naval; Aviation; British Interests; Post Office; Medical; Judicial; Movements of Foreigners; British Officials; Visits of Arab Notables; Saudi Arabia; Qatar; Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. ; Slavery; and Climate.

Prior to 1938, when they were separate from the Bahrain Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. report, the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. reports contained information on most or all of the following: Personnel; Trucial Shaikhs; Tours; British Interests; Aviation; Royal Navy; Visits by Foreign Ships of War; Shipping; Medical; Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. ; Raids and Disturbances; and Oil.

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1 file (297 folios)
Arrangement

The file is arranged chronologically.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 299; 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 2-298; 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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English in Latin script
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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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Archive reference
IOR/R/15/2/298
Former external reference(s)
8/8

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16 Dec 1935-10 Apr 1940 (CE, Gregorian)

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