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'File 8/8 IV Annual Administration Report for 1945' [‎123r] (245/280)

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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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Americans
British (U.K.)
Canadians
South Africans
Other Europeans
British Indians
1 Iraqis
Bahrainis
Others
261 (including 105
Contractors
Employees).
292
82
28
8
681
20
3580
736
5688
(1) Royalties on Bapco Oil .
During the half year period from the 1st
January, 1945, to the 30th June, 1945, the Royalties
paid to the Shaikh and the Bahrain Government amounted
to Rs.15,65,925 ( Rupees Indian silver coin also widely used in the Persian Gulf. fifteen lacs One lakh is equal to one hundred thousand rupees , sixty-five thou
sand nine hundred and twenty-five only). The statement
for Royalties for the second half of the year under
review had not been received at the time of compilation
of this report.
20. VISITS OF FOREIGN NOTABLES .
(i) Mr. Van der Meulen, Minister for the Netherlands,
at Jedda, passed through Bahrain en froute to Bushire on
the 7th January, and spent a couple of days here.
(ii) His Excellency Shaikh Sultan bin Salim, Ruler
of Ras al Khaimah, spent almost two weeks in Bahrain
during June. He’ stayed with His Highness.
21. LOCAL AFFAIRS .
(i) On the 1st January in accordance with the usual
custom His Highness accompanied by his senior relatives
paid an official call on 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. . Later
the same day some 200 of the leading members of all
communities in Bahrain were received by the Political
Agent.
(ii) on the 16th February the Spring Race Meeting
was held in aid of War Charities and resulted in a
satisfactory collection of Rs.16,000/- to that end.
(iii) As hour by hour publicity made V.E. DAY more
obviously imminent, there were local attempts to
"jump the flag"; the anxiety to celebrate, coupled
with the normal nervous tension of the Arab, could
not wait for the official all-clear. When it did come
there was inevitably a tinge of anti-climax in the
picture. Nevertheless, flags during the day and lights
at night made a brave show. The squibs were old and
damp but their dulness served only as a reminder that
material for making them was for use in sterner fireworks.
(Continued)

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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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The file is arranged chronologically.

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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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