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'File 19/218 (C 84) Bahrain Succession' [‎3r] (5/210)

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The record is made up of 1 file (103 folios). It was created in 9 Dec 1932-26 Mar 1942. 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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Telegraic R, 21 0
From Poetical Resident, at Bahrain.
To Goverrmient of India, Ne^ Delhi.
Repeated Secretary of State for India, London.
No. T-llO.
Dated 11th December 1922.
IMPORTANT.
ffl&dBOAcro.
I propose infonning Shaikh Hamad that
(rovernment of India formally recognise him as Puler
of Balirain. Grateful for immediate sanction to
the step so that there may he no opening for mischief
making. This step is purely matter of form as
Shaikh Hamad was recognised as his father's successor
in 1901 (regret reference not on tour with me) and
has been acting as Ruler since 1923 vide P«Gr« 13,
page 64, paragraph 14.
Please address your reply to Bushire and
repeat to 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. , Bahrain.
RESIDBNT.
Copy forwarded to 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. , Bahrain,
By order.
for Secretary to the Political
Resident 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. ,
Camp,
Bahrain,
11th December 1932.

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The documents contained in this file relate to issues regarding succession in Bahrain after the death of Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa in 1932 and Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in 1942.

The file contains detailed discussions of the personality of Shaikh Hamad as well as assessments of the character of Hamad's three most-likely successors, his uncle Shaikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Khalifa and two of Hamad's sons, Salman and Abdullah.

The succession of Salman as Hamad's successor is discussed in detail and a report regarding the circumstances of Hamad's death (from a stroke) is also contained.

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1 file (103 folios)
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File is arranged in chronological order, from earliest at beginning of the file to most recent at end.

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Loose, unbound sheets in a file. Foliation - circled pencil numbers on the top right-hand corner of each front-facing page - starts on the front cover of the file and continues until the inside cover. The file has an inconsistent foliation system in uncircled pencil numbers also on the top right-hand corner of each front-facing page. Foliation errors: 9A and 9B

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