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'Administration Report of the Persian Gulf for the Year 1937' [‎25v] (50/72)

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The record is made up of 1 file (34 folios). It was created in 1938. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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CHAPTER VI.
ADMINISTRATION REPORT OF THE BAHRAIN AGENCY An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. FOR THE
YEAR 1937.
1. Personnel.—(i) 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. . —Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Loch,
C.I.E., held charge of the Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. from the beginning of the year to the 28th
April 1937, being then relieved by Captain T. Hickinbotham.
Captain T. Hickinbotham held charge from the 29th April 1937 to the
20th October 1937. He was relieved by Mr. H. Weightman, I.C.S., who held
charge of the Bahrain Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. up to the end of the year.
(u) Assistant 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. . —Captin A. C. Stewart held charge of the
office of the Assistant 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, from the beginning of the
year to the 2nd April 1937. He was relieved by Mr. B. L. M. Tomlinson, who
officiated as Assistant 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. up to the 11th September 1937.
Captain A. C. Galloway took over charge of the post of Assistant Poli
tical Agent on the 18th November 1937 and held charge till the end of the
year.
{Hi) Indian Assistant. —Khan Bahadur Abdul Haiy El Hashmy held
charge of this office from the beginning of the year up to the 1st May 1937.
He was relieved by Dr. S. M. Siddiq, M.A., Ph.D., who held charge up to the
end of the year.
2. Ruler of Bahrain and Al Khalifah Family. —(i) His Highness Shaikh
Sir Hamad bin Tsa al Khalifah, K.C.I.E., C.S.L, celebrated the fourth an
niversary of his accession to the Rulership of Bahrain in December.
(w) Shaikh Muhammad bin 'Isa spent a great part of the year in Syria
and Egypt.
{Hi) Shaikh Abdullah bin 'Isa acted as President of the Manamah Muni
cipality during the absence of Shaikh Muhammad. Shaikh Abdullah was
president of the Muharraq Municipality throughout the year.
{iv) Shaikh Khalifah bin Muhammad, a nephew of His Highness the
Shaikh of Bahrain, left for India during November to undergo training at
the Police Training School, Nasik.
3. Local Government Officials. —Mr. C. Dalrymple Belgrave, C.B.E,,
held charge of the Office of the Adviser to the Bahrain Government during
the year 1937.
Mr. C. C. L. de Grenier, Director of Customs and Port Officer, Bahrain,
left Bahrain on the 5th April 1937 on leave and returned on the 13th October
1937. Mr. C. Dalrymple Belgrave, C.B.E., held charge of this office in addi
tion to his own during the absence of Mr. de Grenier.
Mr. W. B. Steele was the State Engineer to the Bahrain Government
from the beginning of the year up to the 26th May 1937 when he went on
leave. He returned to Bahrain on the 25th October 1937 and re-assumed
charge of his Office.
Mr. T. F. Crowther-Smith arrived from Bombay on the 8th May 1937
and officiated temporarily as State Engineer to the Bahrain Government
during the absence of Mr. Steele.
4. Bahrain Police—
Strength on
1st 31st
January December
1937. 1937.
Police.
Indian Police . . . . ,
4 6
Arab Police . . . . ,
200 217
Followers ......
14 14
218
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The file consists of Administration Report of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. for the Year 1937 (New Delhi: Government of India Press, 1938).

The Report, prepared by 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. , summarises important information relating to the Gulf and notable events in the Gulf during 1937. The Report contains a review by 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. , and separate sections on each of the agencies, consulates, and other areas that made up the Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. . The information provided includes lists of personnel, movements of British officials and foreigners, local administration, military and naval matters, aviation, the political situation, trade and commerce, medical reports, meteorological reports, and related information.

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1 file (34 folios)
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There is a list of contents at the front of the Report, on folio 3.

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Foliation: the foliation system in use commences at 1 on the front cover, and continues through to 36 on the back cover. The sequence is written in pencil, enclosed in a circle, and appears in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio.

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