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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎19r] (37/146)

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The record is made up of 1 file (71 folios). It was created in 1 Jan 1946-31 Dec 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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BAHRAIN INrELLIGBNCB SUTS!ARY No. 8 FOR PBRIOD
16TH TO 30TH APRIL, 1946.
73 - Y O^RMFNTS of officials .
(i) on the 22nd Mr. G.B„ Thompson, the newly appointed
Bahrain Government Oil Gauger, arrived by air from Cairo.
(ii) On the 26th Captain R.C. Murphy, political Officer,
Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. , arrived from. Sharjah and returned on the 29th.
(iii) On the 30th 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. left by air for
Sharjah.
74. CALLS.
(i) On the 25th 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. called on His
Highness uhe Ruler oi Bahrain at Rafa f ao His Highness
returned this call at the Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. on the 27th.
(ii) Reference paragraph 64 of Bahrain Intelligence
Summary No.7.
On the 27th Shaikh Ali bin Abdulla al-Thani, eldest
son of the Ruler of Qatar, and his son, Shaikh Jassim bin Ali.
called 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. .
750 HE BAHRAIN PBTRQLBUM COMPANY, LIMITBD .
(i) W.H<> Pinckard, Rsq., President of the Bahrain
Petroleum Company, arrived by air on the 24th. He called
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. on the 25th. Mr. and Mrs. nussell
Brown gave a reception for him at Awali on the 26th.
Mr. pinckard called on His Highness and presented
him with a^handsome gold watch and His Highness in return
gave Mr. pinckard a ceremonial sword.
0n ^He 27th he visited Dhahran returning to Bahrain
on the 28th. He left the same day by air for the United States
(ii) Mr. Russell M. Brown has been appointed chief Local
Representative of the Bahrain Petroleum Company vice Mr. TT ard
P ^4 nderson has left to take up a post in the New York
office of the Company.
76e BAHRAIN BLHCTRICITY SUPPLY .
During the period under report the new Mirrlees
Bickerton and Day electricity generating set was put into ?
operation. There was a small ceremony attended by members
of the Bahrain Government at which the Shaikh put the set into
operation by pressing a button.
77 ° -PHTROLBUM CONCUSSIONS LINT TUP ..
(i) During the period under report Messrs. Dickson
T , t Stiff, and S. Macrae left for Qatar to re-open oil opera
tions there. Their work at present is confined to establish
ing a camp for Buropeans and collecting labour. The Political
Agent was told unofficially that the Company hoped to find
artesian springs at the northern end of the Qatar peninsula.
This would facilitate the Company's operations considerably.

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The file contains fortnightly intelligence summaries produced by the Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. at Bahrain for the year 1946. The reports, marked as secret, were sent to the Government of India, 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. , and numerous diplomatic, political, and military offices in the Middle East. Each report is numbered from 1 to 24 and covers a two week period.

The reports are divided into short sections that relate to a particular subject. Contained within the file is intelligence on the following:

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1 file (71 folios)
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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 73; 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. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 1-73; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.

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