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'File 19/116 VIII (C 34) Bahrain Miscellaneous' [‎9v] (20/124)

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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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The leading people are very keen
the cscheme & a movement h^s. started among some
to subscrilDe funds to assist the government to carry out the scheme.
If a scheme be decided upon the money set apart for the
purpose will be ample for the boring of the wells & Shaik Hamad in
forms me that he expects the merchants to subscribe generously so that
a furtner sura should.be available for constructing distribution tanks,
pines j taps etc.without drawing on Governmnet Funds,which could howe
easily stand an allotment from this years Revenue were it necessary.
or Holmes nas been pressing me for a reply & so has
the Shaik. The former because he says he is paying staff while doing
no work & the latter because he is anxious" for work to proceed during
the cold weather , I shall be glad therefore if you will kindly ive
me instructions in the matter.
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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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