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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎38r] (75/146)

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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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146. DUBAI .
(i) On the 7th Cap!-.in Hudson, the Political
Officer, Tru ial Coast, accompanied by ti e 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. Agent,
visited the ubai Customs department and Food Company 1 s
warehouses. He also visited the post Oil ice and the
building rer. ed by the imj erial Bank of ‘ ran, which at
present is undergoing reps rs.
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(ii) On the 4th a meeting of the P/n.bai Food Company
was held at he Sharjah Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. , with the political Officer, >
Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. , in the chair. The meeting discussed the new
procedure whereby wheat fc the Trucial coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. is to be
supplied free the British Supply Mission's pool at Basrah
and shipped rom thence by a representative from the
Trucial Coas.„
!47. SHARJAH .
The price of dates has recent^ gene up from Rupees Indian silver coin also widely used in the Persian Gulf.
12/8 to Rupees Indian silver coin also widely used in the Persian Gulf. 15 a basket- This is due to the high prices
that are being paid for dates in Basrah ad to an increased
demand from pearl divers, prices are expected to fall
when the local date crop saarts to come c a the market in
another fortnights time.
148 • HAS AL KHA IM/.!.
Shaikhs Sqqr, Abdullah, and Salim, sons of Shaikh
Muhammad bin Salim, brothec of the Ruler of Ras al Khaimah,
have recently arrived at Sharjah. The Ruler of Ras al
Khaimah suspects six of hi: nephews of plotting to murder
him and install one of the r number, Shaiah Humaid bin
Muhammad, as Ruler of Ras ai Khaiinah. Relations between
Ruler and nepnews are stra ned in consequence and the
latter are at present in Sharjah attempting to win the
support of tie Ruler of Sharjah.
The RuJ.er of Ras al Khaimah is to blame for the bad
feeling that has arisen as. he has concealed from his
nephews the 1 xt that he has recently mad^ an oil agreement
with Petroleum Concessions Limited and deprived them of
their share .• ' the concession money. It will be remembered
that he flew o Bahrain to make the agreement.
149 • SAUDI ARAB IA,
His Majesty King Ibic Saud has recently appointed
his cousin, His Excellency Saud bin Abdullah bin jalawi,
the^Amir of Hassa, to be Ai ir of both Hassa and Damman.
He is now in ..amman and rec ently entertained the senior
members of th Arabian-American oil Company to a dinner.
Mr. Me--Plierson, the Vice President of the Arabian-
American Oil i ompany, told the political igent recently
that the Amirs presence wss having an excellent effect
on law and order in the concession area, and that thieving
had to a great extent stopped. This is due to strict
application o the Sharia»1 in its ancient form, and 6
men are without either a right or a left Land or both, and
a further nun er of men arc minus toes.
The Ami? is on very friendly terms with Khan
Bahadur Abdul Aziz al Qosalbi, who acts ae King ibn Saud*s
buying agent in Bahrain.
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(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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