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'File 19/116 VIII (C 34) Bahrain Miscellaneous' [‎4r] (9/124)

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The record is made up of 1 file (60 folios). It was created in 8 Sep 1925-28 Jun 1931. 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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tap a source of sweeter water. The work was accerdinfly
centinued until ehartly befere l£ajtr Daly* b departure
when it was stepped Toy a "breakage in the berinf: ------
apparatus*
It was net until early in AUfust that a new
part arrirei frem England and alnest simultaneeusly
with it instructiens te the Enfineere frem their lenden
Office te mere the "berinj: plant te the site of Well 1T0»2
in Moharraq and to commence operations there, as Well
Ko» 1 H Would not be sunk deeper at the moment* 1 .
Sheikh Hamad wired to the Eastern and General
Syndicate in London requesting that the deepening of
Well Ko. 1 should not "be delayed, as he had great-
expectations of fresh water "being discorered at a greater
depth than that already reached.
A reply was receired to the effect that Major
Holmes was coming out in September and would explain
e-rerything. In the meanwhile the Engineers had commenced
moYing their plant to l/oharraq. Owing to the intense
heat in August howerer, they found it impossible to carry
on the work f and it was not until about 10 days ago that
operations in Moharraq were commenced*
I do not feel at all satisfied with the
arrangements of the Eastern and General Syndicate for
carrying out this work. The boring plant should hare
been properly supplied with spare parts and a repair
outfit in the first place, an# but for extreme aallous-
ness on the part of the London Office, the spare parts
ordered would hare arrired in Bahrein much earlier.
As the rotary tackle was used in the boring
•f Well Ko, 1, samples of the borings are in the hands
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of Engineers.
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As Major Holmes is expected here in a few days
I will discuss with him the question of handing these
oyer to the Bahrein GoTernment.
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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. , Bahrein.

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The documents contained in this file cover a diverse range of topics. The file includes - in the following order - letters concerning water boring operations in Bahrain (1925/1926), a report of an assassination attempt against Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa (1926), a petition to 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. from Sunni and Shia inhabitants of Bahrain (1926), a letter regarding Shaikh Hamad's desire to visit Abdullah bin Jasim Al Thani in Qatar (1927), a list showing the quantity and value of foreign goods imported into Bahrain in 1927, discussions regarding the granting of additional land in Bahrain to Mespers, The Mesopotamian-Persian Trading Corporation (1928), reports concerning the Persian school in Bahrain (1928), a letter from 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. in Bahrain 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. in Bushire that discusses several matters (1929), correspondence that discusses the distinction between Shaikh Hamad's personal flag and the official state flag of Bahrain (1930), an intelligence report on the Qusaibi family of Riyadh (1931) and a letter about the implementation of a 10 percent cut to the personal allowances of the Al Khalifa family (1931).

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1 file (60 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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Unbound, loose pages in a folder. Foliation starts on the first page of the file. The foliation numbers are written in pencil and circled. They appear in the top right corner of each recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. . A previous foliation system runs from folio 3 to folio 8 but has been crossed out. An additional, inconsistent, foliation system appears in pencil and blue crayon, starting on folio 10.

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