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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎44r] (87/146)

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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. 15 FOR
THE PERIOD 1ST TO 15TH AUGUST, 1946.
MOVEMENTS OF OFFICIALS .
On the 8th the Hon*ble Lt. -Colonel W.R. Hay, 0.3.T.
C.X.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 Gu ^> t ^ f by
L.T. ’•Nearchus”, and returned on the 11th. On the loth ne
Arabian-American Oil Company launch for Dhahran.
DUBAI - ABU DHABI DISPUTE .
(i) Referenda paragraph 156 (i) of Intelligence
Summary No. 14.
On the 3rd the Shaikh of Dubai called on the
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 and informed him that he wished co resume Y
relations with Abu Dhabi. He also said that the ban impose Y
the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi on the entry of Dubai subjects into Buraim_
had not yet been lifted and contended that this prevented many
Dubai subjects attending to their date gardens °^ e h p ^?®g le
in that region. In reply the 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 promised to writ
and ask the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi to lift the
the Shaikh of Dubai was sincere in desiring ^ ^5?^iBivh of ^Abu
should show some evidence of his friendship for the Shaikh f A
Dhabi.
(ii) The Shaikh of Abu Dhabi has written to thank
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. , for recovering the camels,
but states he is certain the Shaikh of Dubai still harbours eyil
intentions towards him and that it is therefore necessary for
to maintain a vigilant watch on all the actions of the Shaikh of
Dubai. , •
(iii) Reference paragraph 156 (iii) of intelligence
Summary No. 14.
The Rulers of Umm al Qaiwain, Ras al Khaimah,
and Shariah, and Shaikh Muhammad bin Ali bin Huwaidin, Chief
the Beni Qitab, met at Falaj al Ali to arrange for the restoraoio.
of friendly relations between the Beni Qitab and the Ruler of^ Abu
Dhabi. The Regent of Kalba also attended the meeting but too^ no
part in the discussions. It was decided that each of tne three
Rulers should write to the Ruler of Abu Dhabi informing mm of
the desire of the Beni Qitab to restore friendly relations and
offering to act as a mediator. No letter has so far been written
however because each Ruler is waiting for one of the others oo
write first. The Ruler of Sharjah has informed the 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 that he considers that no letter should issue_until Shaik
Muhammad bin Ali bin Huwaidin confirms that he really desires the
restoration of friendly relations with Abu Dhabi, Meanwhile ^
further small tribal clashes have been reported. The fi^st
a reprisal raid by the Beni Qitab on Qattarah viliage in Buraimi.
They succeded only in slightly wounding one the villagers thou
they subsequently reported to the Shaikh of Dubai that bhey uad^
killed some four or five men. He was pleased and gave them b9- vis
presents. The second clash took place at the well Al Hurrah
between a small raiding party of the Manasir^and Al Bu Shamis anc
some Beni Qitab tribesmen. The latter sustained two killed and
lost some camels but are believed to have killed one ol the
raiders.
The.third clash /

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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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