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'File 19/116 VIII (C 34) Bahrain Miscellaneous' [‎41r] (83/124)

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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 Shaikh seems to have been rather pulled down. He had not been
attending to his diet and had beea very seedy. Apparently he had
fone absolutely damn all ever since I left and only appeared twice
at Joint Court and made Belgrave do everything even tell off his
relatives for theft and drunkeness, a very awkward business.
Abdullah has been very useful and my opinion of him increases
daily. I cant make out how seedy Shaikh Isa has been. He seemed
much the same but very deaf when I went to see him. I wish he wd
die and we cd get a coucil going, but like King Charles he is an
unconsciobale time a dying.
^haiich Muhammad has been very naughty indeed and has behavect
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disgracefully twice. When this relative of his was run in for sel-ll
ling two cultured pearls Pearls created artifically by pearl farmers under controled conditions under evidence of the clearest guilf he
came to court and argued. ( he was in no way concerned )^-TU8hed out >1
to the Shaikh and urged that there shd be a compromise J. and has
not wtopped for a minute plaguing Belgrave about it. He has been
nearly sicces^ful in his attempts to suborn Salman, for after
saying that he had no doubt of his guilt, S now, after the week
end, with no fresh evidence, has quite changed round. I have done
nothing so far, as it is not my business, but if the man is left
off, I shall tell the Shaikh that I regret to^'see that there is
one justice for the rich and another for the poor J Secondly,
he sold some and to the Yatims some time ago and now regt-es it.
Y applied to have it registered, and it .was published for three
months and he was given registrattion and plans with seals and
everything. Then M woke up to it and came to B to have it all
upset. B refused, in fact cd do nothing else as the title was
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clear, and when he wd not go and became childish he sent g^pr- Y
to talk to him. M screamed at Y to such an extent that all the
people from neighbouring courts came in to the the doors of B f s
office to see the fun. Finally he said that if Y wd write him a
let'er asking for the land he wd gift it to him. He then flounced
out without a good byp to anyone. B earns his pay.*
M is being troublesome with the Baladiyyah. He started
with the idea that uhey must not be allowed to usurp the Shaikh's
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privileges or powers, but now^if he is crossed in any way behaves
spoilt Child. I have had long deputations of merchanti

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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)

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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