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'File 19/116 VIII (C 34) Bahrain Miscellaneous' [‎16r] (33/124)

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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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Ho. 108/5/1 of 1926.
Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Bahrein.
Dated the 15th October 1926.
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Major C.C.J.Barrett, C.S.I.,C.I.E.,
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.
To
The Secretary to
The Hon'blc 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. ,
Feroian Gulf, EUSKIRE.
Sir,
I have the honour to report lor the information of the
Ron'ble the Political Recident that on the iight of Wednesday
13th October at about 8 p.m. while ITShaikh Kamad wac driving
in his Hudson car to visit his wife at Bada four shots were
fired at him. This outrage occurred in the neighbourhood of
Sanabis at a place where a small bridge spans an irrigation
channel crossing the road.
Shaikh Hamad informs me that the first shot was fired at thi
moment when the car had reached the bridge. One bullet threw
up the dust in front of the car and the front mud guard was
hit by the ricocnet.
Abdulla bin Jahar immediately accelerated and shot off
the bridge at a speed of 50 miles per hour.
Three other shots were fired, two of which apparently
went between the Hudson and the car containing servants which
was following immediately behind. The fourth shot apparently
went wide. Shaikh Hamad himself was carrying a sword and a
dagger but the rest of his party were unarmed except for the
customary dagger.
Shaikh Hamad informs me that there is no doubt that his
life was intended and that it was not a case of robbers holding
up any passing motor car, as his Hudson is well known, it was
carrying brilliant lights and the Shaikh*s flag on the bonnet
was

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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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