Imports into Bahrain: statistics and correspondence [5r] (11/52)
The record is made up of 1 file (24 folios). It was created in 18 Nov 1916-20 Oct 1917. 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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From Loch. Bahrain
To C.P.O. Basrah
No. 83 C
Please^ see your telegram No. 6973 dated Nov.18th.
For the three years previous to the war
the average annual Import of tin was 101 cases.of sheet
tim. 30 x 18 x9 inches were the/dimensions of each
Owing to shipping from India being restricted
there were no importations in 1915 and 1916 with the
exception of small quantities which individuals
brought in their personal possession and which
the Customs did not /register.
Locally household goods are made from the tin •
Small Quantities are sometimes sent to QATIP and HASA.
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The file consists of enquiries received by the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. Bahrain about trade matters, with further correspondence and statistics, and papers concerning the import of gold into Persia. The papers are as follows:
- enquiry from the Chief Political Officer, Basrah [Basra] about the average annual import of tin into Bahrain for the years 1914-1916, with reply 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. , Bahrain, November 1916;
- letter from the Director of Customs, Bahrain 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. Bahrain, with statement and explanatory notes, concerning articles imported into Bahrain Harbour during 1912-1916, November 1916;
- papers relating to the export by merchants in Bahrain and elsewhere of large amounts of gold to Persia via Bushire, March - October 1917. British officials suspected that the gold was intended for the Turks in Mesopotamia. The papers include some correspondence in Arabic from merchants in Bahrain, with translations in English, and copies of memoranda and telegrams on the subject between the Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , Bushire, the Government of India, and other British officials.
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The papers are arranged in chronological order from the front to the rear of the file.
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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 1 on the front cover and terminates at 24 on the last folio. The numbers are written in pencil and appear 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.
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