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'File 19/252 Bahrain Water Supply' [‎21r] (43/96)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (45 folios). It was created in 29 May 1939-19 Nov 1942. It was written in English and Arabic. 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 Political Ageat, tiahraia, Proseats his compliments to :—
The Honourable 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 the Persian ^ulf,
Bushire, fpUS'
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and has the honour to send him * copy of the undermentioned document ( s )
The 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.
Dated 2nd February 194?.
Reference to previous correspondence :
Description of Enclosure
Mame and Date.
1. Letter No. FA-482 dated the 27th
November 1941 from the Chief
Local Representative, The Bahraii
Petroleum Company, vith enclosur(
2. Demi-official letter No,C/1143
dated the 8th December 1941 to
the Adviser to the Bahrain Govt.
3• Demi-official letter No. 2380/19
dated the 9th December 1941 from
the Adviser, with enclosure.
4. Letter No. C/1168 dated the 15th
December 1941 to His Highness the
Shaikh of Bahrain, with enclosure
5. Letter dated 4th DA T ejjah 1360
from His Highness.
iellaq rr ater Supply - T "astage
of water.

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The documents in this file are all related to the natural water supply of Bahrain.

They include two detailed surveys of the island's water supply, correspondence concerning the status of Bahrain's artesian wells, concerns about the wastage of water in gardens owned by Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa (and other members of the Al Khalifa family) and more general correspondence regarding the usage of water in Bahrain.

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1 volume (45 folios)

File is arranged in chronological order, from earliest at beginning of the file to most recent at end.

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Previously a bound volume, its sheets have been unbound and are now loose. Foliation starts with 1A for the file cover. The first page of the volume is 1B. It continues to the last page. Foliation in pencil numbers in top right corner of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. . Additional foliation has been rubbed out but is still faintly visible. Further foliation starts with 31 on f.21 and continues to f.27. It is then also rubbed out but traces remain visible. Due to foliation error, we have f.36A and f.36B instead of f.36.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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