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

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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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Confidentaa l
102/9/9.
The Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company.
Bahrain,
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. .
4/12/25.
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. ,
.--gf i tr - Bahrain,
To ( The Hon'ble the Political Resid
Bushire.
Bahrain tvater suu.oly Scheme
Memorandum . Since my return >
timea expressed his desire to arrange \
complete a scheme "by artesian wells fo:
Manameh & Muharreq. I do not know what
matter are & have refrained from expr'
Major Holmes came to see me aboi
sy
understood from him that you had asked
plant from Muharraq until my return. I
of the sum to he charged for wells / shoi
& endeavoured to get out of him a propi
per well,which I gathered from Captain
figure he and you had expected. Major 1
that betweer^I? .000 A^ISOOO was the 1<
he could undertake to "bore a well,"but i
talk,he finally said that he would "be £
16000 Hs provided an agreement were r
scheme for th^ two Towns,which would (
cheaper lines than if he had only a fev
I told him that I could give
not discuss it with the Shaik until I I
The Muharraq well is a very d
crowded with people drawing water "both
guards have had to be appointed at the
-hen
i
fighting for the water.The Manameh well
sweeter than before I went on leave.It
from the well & consejil^ntly not pleasa
..
Confidentaa l The Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company.
102/9/9 • Bahrain,
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. .
4/12/25.
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l)*lb. 1 ■ 11 W
From The -folitical Agent,
Bahrain»
^'o , The Hon'ble 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.
Bushire,
Bahrain V^ater suij.oly Scheme ^
Memorandum . Since my return Shai-k Hamad has several
times expressed his desire to arrange with i~aj or Holmes to
complete a scheme "by artesian wells for the supply of water in
Manameh & Muharreq. I do not know what your wishes in the react:*
matter are <Sc have refrained from expressing an opinion.
. ..
Major Holmes came to see me about the same matter & I
understood from him that you had asked him not to remove the
plant from Muharraq until my return. I discussed the question
of the sum to "be charged for wells should they be decided upon
& endeavoured to get out of him a proposal of about ^s 12,000
per well,which I gathered from Captain Mallam was about the
figure he and you had expected. Major Holmes said he thought
that betweer^I?.000 <Sc^I8000 was the lowest figure at which
he could undertake to bore a well,but after a good deal of XaJt
talk,he finally said that he would be able to agreb to about
' *
16000 Hs provided an agreement were made for a complete
scheme for th^ two Towns,which would enable him to work on
cheaper lines than if he had only a few wells to bore,
I told him that I could give him no reply & would nt
not discuss it with the Shaik until I had consulted you.
The Muharraq well is a very marked success & is exjo I
crowded with people drawing water both day & night. Special
guards have had to be appointed at Lhe well to stop people
fighting for the water.The Manameh well is now very much jlkxje I i
sweeter than before I went on leave.It is warm when straight tj
from the well & consequently not pleasant to the taste,butb

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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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