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'File 19/163 I (C 33) Bin Saud's relations with Shaikh of Bahrain. Nejdi Agent's activities in Bahrain' [‎62r] (129/412)

The record is made up of 1 volume (201 folios). It was created in 15 Apr 1923-31 Jul 1931. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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Consul & caused him to interftre in all raanntr of Blatters w^ich
did not concern hiw. It is not however anlikely that he encourages
malcontents among Al Khalifeh family to agitate against Shailc Hemad
but it is probable that any other iiejd representative would de like-
wis«.^9 is at present very friendly with lusuf X .anoo ,with whom,in
the ppst he has been on bad terms.This is probably due te their
mutual disgust at the reform of the customs which has put an end
to a profitable arrangement they had with the late Director.
With regard to para 2 of your letter under reply, I am of opinion
that the number of Nevada who travel to India or Iraq other then
/la iCawait .Bahrain or Muscat is quite negligible. A very fow
mi^rht embark at Dubai & th^y could get a Visa from the Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India.
^p-ent at Shergah without difficulty.
I have the honour tte be
bir.
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.

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This file contains documents regarding relations between the British, Bin Saud and Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa between 1923 and 1931.

The documents discuss the Persian-Nejdi violence that occurred in Bahrain in 1923, the activities and expulsion of Bin Saud's agent in Bahrain (Abdullah Al Qusaibi), the resistance to reform of Sunni tribes in Bahrain and the arrival in Bahrain of Shia refugees from Qateef.

The file contains correspondence regarding the status of Shia communities in Hasa and Qateef and whether or not they are Baharna and thus fall under British protection or not.

The file also contains correspondence between Bin Saud and the British and petitions to British authorities from the Shia community in Qateef.

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1 volume (201 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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Formerly a bound correspondence file, its sheets have been unbound and are now loose. Foliation starts on first page of the volume and continues to the last page of writing. Foliation in pencil numbers in top right corner of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. . An additional foliation sequence, also in pencil numbers in top right corner of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. , starts with 1A, 1B on f.1. The two numbers converge at 57-60 and only one set of number is present from f.61 to f. f.121. Two sets of numbers again appear from f.122 to end. The following foliation errors occur: f.1 is followed by f.1A, f.25 is followed by f.25A, f.111 is followed by f.111A. f.112 is contained in an envelope on f.111.

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