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'File 19/218 (C 84) Bahrain Succession' [‎7v] (14/210)

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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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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)

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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English in Latin script
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'File 19/218 (C 84) Bahrain Succession' [‎7v] (14/210), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/368, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 15 July 2020]

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