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'Articles in Press on Gulf Affairs' [‎25r] (51/728)

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The record is made up of 1 file (362 folios). It was created in 17 Nov 1938-10 Oct 1939. It was written in English, Arabic and French. 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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L'OMIEMT AJRA.BE
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1. RUE CENTRALE (SOLIMAN PACHA)
TELEPHONE 66360
LE CAIRE
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" ORIENT ARABE" Cairo 2.11.38
On November the 2nd 1938 "Orient Arabe" Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Cairo
published the following item which appeared in several Arab
and French newspapers of Egypt and Syria:
n We are informed from Baghdad of the excellent results of the
prospections made in the Burgan district, about 35 miles from
the city of Kuwait. Oil beds were found in two different parts
of the district. Better results still are expected in the near
future. 11
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The file contains transcripts and reports of press articles on Bahrain and the 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. , and associated correspondence. Much of the press is critical of the Government of Bahrain and the British administration there. The sources for the press articles are mainly the Arabic and French language press of Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Bahrain itself, but there are also articles from German, United States, and Indian publications. The Arabic and French articles are mostly provided by L'Orient Arabe press agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. of Cairo, Egypt. The associated correspondence is mostly from Hugh Weightman, 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. , Bahrain, Lieutenant-Colonel Trenchard Craven William Fowle, 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 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. , and Charles Dalrymple Belgrave, Adviser to the Government of Bahrain. There is also correspondence from other British officials in the Middle East, the 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. , the Foreign Office, and officials of the Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO).

The file includes papers relating to articles in the Al Bahrain newspaper of Bahrain, March -May 1939, and September 1939, including letters from Belgrave and British officials expressing criticism of the paper and the need to impose censorship.

The Arabic and French language content of the file consists of letterheads and reports of L'Orient Arabe.

The starting date of the overall date range is provided by the covering letter for the translation of an article that was published on 2 November 1938, and the end date of the overall date range is provided by an entry in the notes at the end of the file.

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1 file (362 folios)
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The papers are arranged in chronological order from the front to the rear of the file. Circled serial numbers written in pencil and red crayon or ink can be found throughout, but do not refer to the existing notes at the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 1 on the front cover and terminates at 363 on the back cover. The numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and can be found in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. Foliation anomaly: ff. 1, 1A. A second, incomplete foliation sequence numbered 340-364 appears between ff. 338-362. The numbers are written in pencil, but are not enclosed in a circle, and appear in the same position as the main sequence.

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English, Arabic and French in Latin and Arabic script
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