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'File 8/8 IV Annual Administration Report for 1945' [‎103r] (205/280)

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The record is made up of 1 file (138 folios). It was created in 3 Jan 1946-9 Mar 1946. It was written in English. 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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of 1 offer and 3 d.is. vrho expect to be leavin'- shortly,
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(ii) An American Purvey 1D ert Tr ( Lieut anant T T oore and A
n.Xs,) arrived at Ph^r.ia.h in T une for the °lle^ed purpose of .
establishing v‘ov , nd ,T f ixes tT in connect ion i T ith the survey of
tbe ^ir routo. m >>ey operated in Abu L 1 bi, Lubai, al
T^iaimah and Piba and eventually le'°t the Crucial toast on the
ffna of October to continue their surveying in ? Pi scat territory,
rn hey returned to Phar.iah on the SOth of ' T ovenber Vr here f ey
closed do*r and left -"or tairo. Lieutenant TT oore Inter
r»eturned disposed of the Purve Tr Party*six vehicles by'sale
t 01 f b e 1 c i a l Sha ilchs.
11. T oc ^ 1 Affairs .
(j) T n veb-r’- 1 ^ -cr p -petty merchant named Poore bn n^ ppmanand
of rntta (Sind) vns murdered in ibu Phabi by an *bu Pjar.bi slave.
Pe ,-r a.s the onl Tr ^-"Itish Indian sub.iect in Abu D^abi and had
settled there many me^rs a mo. m he murderer ras arrested and
confessed to having committed the or^me vr ith the pb.lect of rob
bing his victim. The matter was reported to the Political
Ament, Bahrain, ^ho issued instructions that the Shaikh might
be told to inflict such punishment as he considered appropriate,
che culprit was executed by shoot inn.
(ii) On the 6th of ''anch the TTon f ble Sir Seoffrey Prior,
p.s.I.p., Political "esident in the Persian Sulf, ^rriv-d at
Shariah by air. T - T o was accompanied by Major m . Pickinbotham,
s.I.p., O.n.p., Political A^ent, Bahrain. On the 7th of inarch
the non T b' , e 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. visited the village of Dhaid.
some 40 miles from. Sharjah, where he received the Shaikhs of
Pas al Khaimah, Aiman, Sharjah, Dubai, TTn al paiv/ain, the
Regent of Kalba and the paramount Shaikh of the Beni pitab
tribe, ^he Shaikhs were accompanied by many of their relatives
and followers and formed a gathering of considerable size,
che Bon’ble 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 Oulf and the
political ^/-ent, Bahrain, discussed various matters of interest
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-ith the Shaikhs and later incited them and their followers to

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The file contains correspondence relating to the collation and submission of the 1945 Administration Report of the Bahrain Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. and the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. , as well as the reports themselves.

The correspondence is between 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. and representatives of institutions that provide reports and statistics for the annual report. These include: Medical Department of the Government of Bahrain; Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department; American Mission Hospital; Eastern Bank Limited; Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO); Customs Department of the Government of Bahrain; Cable and Wireless Limited; Victoria Memorial Hospital; British Overseas Airways Corporation; Petroleum Concessions Limited; Adviser to the Government of Bahrain (Sir Charles Belgrave); Imperial Bank of Iran; and Gray, Mackenzie & Co Limited. The Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. report (folios 98-105) is submitted to the Bahrain Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. by the Political Officer at Sharjah. Both final reports are then submitted by 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. at Bahrain to the Political 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. at Bushire.

The final report (folios 111-135), which includes the final version of the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. Report, is made up of numbered sections, as follows: 1. Officers; 2. Bahrain Government Officials; 3. The Al Khalifah Family; 4. Bahrain Police; 5. Agriculture; 6. Municipalities; 7. Public Works; 8. Electricity Department; 9. Telephone Department; 10. Pearl Industry; 11. Customs; 12. Food Control; 13. Shipping; 14. Accidents within Port Limits; 15. Medical (General); 16. The Post Office; 17. Administration of Justice; 18. Education; 19. The Bahrain Petroleum Company; 20. Visits of Foreign Notables; 21. Local Affairs; 22. The Weather; 23. Economic; 24. Cable & Wireless Limited; 25. British Overseas Airways Corporation; 26. Petroleum Concessions Limited; 27. The Royal Air Force; 28. American Consulate; 29. Qatar; 30. Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. . Some sections are further divided into parts assigned either a lower case Roman numeral (iv, for example) or a lower case letter of the alphabet (d, for example). Several of these parts also come under a sub-heading.

Folios 137-139 are internal office notes.

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1 file (138 folios)
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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the front cover and terminates at the inside back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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