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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎37r] (73/146)

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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 INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY No.13 FOR PERIOD
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1ST TO 15TH JULY, 1946.
141. MOVEMENTS OF OFFICIALS .
(i) On the 30th June Mr. D.J. Stephens, M.B.E,,
British Consular Agent at Lingah, arrived at Dubai by-
air from India. He left for Lingah by launch on the
3rd July.
(ii) Reference paragraph 128 (ii) of Intelligence
Summary No. 12.
On the 4th the Hon’ble Lt.-Colonel W.R.Hay,
C.S.I., C.I.E., 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 The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. ,
returned to Bahrain by air. On the 11th he left by air
for Karachi and returned on the 14th.
142 • VISITORS .
Reference paragraph 12© (ii) of Intelligence
Summary No. 12.
On the 1st Mr. Max Weston Thornburg left for
Riyadh via Dhahran in the launch of His Highness Shaikh
Salman, which was presented to the Shaikh by the Bahrain
Petroleum Company when Mr*. Thornburg was vice President.
He returned on the 9th. On the 11th he lunched with 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. , but had nothing to say about his trip
to Riyadh. On the 12th he left Bahrain, and is visiting
Basrah, Baghdad, and Beirut on his way to the United
Kingdom:and the U.S.A. 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. understands
Mr. Thornburg holds some office on the Board of the Beirut
American University and he proposes to send his son there.
Mr. Bel grave 1 s son is also-going to. the American Universitv
this winter. ., - '
143 • calls .
(i) 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
Shaikh Salman on the 13th at the Ghadhabiyah.
(ii) On the 14th Shaikh Abdullah bin Isa al Khalifa
cailed on the Political Agxusyxa:-Agent at the Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. . The
Shaikh has now left for a visit to Umm Nasan.
144 * DUBAI - ABU DHABI DISPUTE .
Reference paragraph 130 of intelligence Summary
139 camels have been collected at ud el Mutinah
and handed over to a party of 20 camel owners who arrived
from Abu Dhabi.
145. PEARLING.
No.
Reference paragraph 105 of Intelligence Summary
Owing to strong shamal winds the pearling this
year is not as good as last year, but prices are higher
The most successful catch of the season so far has been’
a pearl sold by Nakhuda Omair bin Mohenna bin Fadhal to
Abdullah bin Ahmal al Mannai, a Muharraq pearl merchant,
for Rupees Indian silver coin also widely used in the Persian Gulf. 10,000.
(Continued)

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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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