'File 8/8 VI Annual Report for the Year 1947'

IOR/R/15/2/303

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The record is made up of 1 file (151 folios). It was created in 6 Jan 1948-8 May 1948. 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 1947 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. , as well as the reports themselves.

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; Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department; American Mission Hospital; Eastern Bank Limited; Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO); Customs Department of the Government of Bahrain; Cable and Wireless Limited; Victoria Memorial Hospital; British Overseas Airways Corporation; Petroleum Concessions Limited; Adviser to the Government of Bahrain (Sir Charles Belgrave); Imperial Bank of Iran; and Gray, Mackenzie & Co Limited. 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 (folios 94-104) is 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.

The final report (folios 123-148), which includes the final version of 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, is made up of numbered sections, as follows: 1. Officers; 2. Bahrain Government Officials; 3. The Al Khalifah; 4. Education; 5. Agriculture; 6. Municipalities; 7. Public Works; 8. Electric Department; 9. Transport Department; 10. Telephone Department; 11. Pearling; 12. Customs; 13. Food Control; 14. Shipping; 15. Post Office; 16. Administration of Justice; 17. Police; 18. Economic; 19. Medical; 20. The Bahrain Petroleum Company; 21. Petroleum Concessions Limited; 22. Cable & Wireless Limited; 23. British Overseas Airways Corporation; 24. Royal Navy; 25. Royal Air Force; 26. American Consulate, Dhahran; 27. Visitors; Local Affairs (unnumbered); 30. Bahrain and Palestine; 31. Weather; 32. Qatar; 33. Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. . Some sections are further divided into parts assigned either a lower case Roman numeral (iv, for example) or a lower case letter of the alphabet (d, for example). Several of these parts also come under a sub-heading.

Also within the file is correspondence (folios118-119) between the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at Bahrain and that of Kuwait regarding the cost of lighting and heating in Kuwait and Basra.

Folios 149-152 are internal office notes.

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1 file (151 folios)
Arrangement

The file is arranged chronologically.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the front cover, and terminates at the inside 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 sequence, 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/15/2/303
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8/8 VI

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6 Jan 1948-8 May 1948 (CE, Gregorian)

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