'File 8/8 II Annual Administration Report of The Bahrain Agency'

IOR/R/15/2/299

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The record is made up of 1 file (358 folios). It was created in 16 Jan 1941-15 Feb 1944. 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 annual 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. Office, as well as the reports themselves.

Present within the file are the reports for the years 1940-43. Each Bahrain Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. report contains a prose statement and sometimes statistics on all or most of the following subjects: Officers; Ruler of Bahrain and the Al Khalifa Family; Bahrain Police; Local Affairs; Bahrain Petroleum Company; Agriculture; Municipalities; Customs; Public Works; Electric Department; Pearling Industry; Boatbuilding and Shipping; British Interests; Post Office; Medical; Judicial; Visits of British Notables; Visits of Foreign Notables; Visits of Arab Notables; Qatar; Petroleum Concessions Limited; Foreign Interests; 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. Fighter Fund; Accidents Within Port Limits; Education; Royal Air Force Levies; Economic; and Cable And Wireless Ltd. 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.

Each report on the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. contains information on all or most of the following subjects: Personnel; Trucial Shaikhs; British Interests; Tours; Aviation; Royal Navy; Shipping; Medical; Raids and Disturbances; Oil; The [Second World] War; Red Oxide; Pearling; Fighter Fund; Local Affairs; Royal Air Force Levies; Economics; Security; Population.

Preceding each report 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 the institutions and offices that provided reports and statistics for the final Administration Report. These include: Charles Belgrave, Advisor to the Government of Bahrain; the Director of Customs and Port Officer; the Postmaster or sub-Postmaster of the Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department; doctors and other employees of the American Mission Hospitals (men's and women's), the Victoria Memorial Hospital, and the Medical Department of the Bahrain Government; representatives of Bahrain Petroleum Company and Petroleum Concessions Ltd; the Political Officer at Sharjah; and representatives of The Eastern Bank and Cable and Wireless Ltd.

At the back of the file (folios 355-59) are internal office notes.

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1 file (358 folios)
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The file is arranged chronologically.

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

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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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IOR/R/15/2/299
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8/8 II

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16 Jan 1941-15 Feb 1944 (CE, Gregorian)

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