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'File 19/252 Bahrain Water Supply' [‎43v] (90/96)

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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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know anything a'bout these, nor why it is necessary
to have them theret and would bo glad if you wonld
look into the position and let me know the f^cts when
I come.
5. As regards the last paragraph, 1 aia puazled
hy the reference to sea-water, unless it is used for
coolinr purposes. I should hive thought that even
for this purpose it would have been less satisfactory
as there will be great corrosion in the pipes "but
would "be nlad if you ciould lot ue know what the proposal
is and whether ar ^/thing can he done in this line,
6. I have always "been somewhat embarrassed in deal
ing with this matter by the fact that the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. were
one of the principal wasters of water. If this is
still the case perhaps you could see whether something '
cannot ho done to set it right.

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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)
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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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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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