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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎46r] (91/146)

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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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About 60 tons of wireless masts and othei
wireless equipment from the U.S.A.T.C. establishment at
Sharjah has been sold to the Arabian American Oil Company
by the U*S. Army authorities, and was recently shipped frc
Sharjah to Dhahran by oil barge.
There has recently been ill-feeling
between the sons of Haji Ahmed Mahommed al Ghanim, the Anf
Iranian Oil Company agent in Kuwait, and Abdullah Mullah
Salih, a son of a former Secretary of the Ruler of Kuwait,
who is anxious to compete with them. The latter sent one
of his agents, Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah al Humaidhi, to see
Husain Yateem, the agent in Bahrain for the Bahrain petro]
eum Company. As a result of this visit it has been arrang
to sell Bapco kerosene, oil, grease, and petrol in Kuwait,
at prices lower than those of the A.I.O.C. products. Ship
ment is made by native craft and some four shipments have
so far been made.
(1) On the 27th July the Shaikhs of Ras al
Khaimah and Sharjah and the Regent of Kalba arrived at
Sharjah from Ras al Khaimah via Falaj al Ali. The Shaikh
Ras al Khaimah continued the £ax journey to Dubai and reti
ed to Ras al Khaimah the following day.
(H) On the 27th July Shaikh Said bin Maktum,
Ruler of Dubai, left for Ras al Khaimah to join his wife
and returned to Dubai on the 28th July.
(HI) On the 28th July Shaikh Rashid bin Said,
eldest son of the Ruler of Dubai, left for Ras al Khaimah
and returned to Dubai on the 29th July.
(l y ) On the 3rd Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed, Reger
of Kalba, left for Ras al Khaimah en route to Kalba.
( y ) Reference paragraph 137 (ii) of Intellig
ence Summary No. 12.
On the 28th July Shaikh Rashid bin Humaid,
Ruler^of Ajman, and Shaikh Muhammad bin Hamad ash Sharqi
of Fujairah returned to Ajman via Ibri and Buraimi. They
reported that they had made a very pleasant trip and wer 3
well received by Shaikh Sulaiman bin Himyar. On their wa r
back they visited Shaikh Hazza bin Sultan, brother of the'
Ruler of Abu Dhabi, at al Muwaiqi in Buraimi and Shaikh
Muhammad bin Khalifah, cousin of the Ruler of Abu Dhabi,
at al Mu 1 taridh. The Shaikh of Fujairah left Ajman for
Fujairah on the 1st August.
( vi ) On the 8th Shaikh Sultan bin Saqr, Ruler
of Sharjah, left for Ras al Khaimah where he proposes to
spend a fortnight with hisl. family. His brother, Shaikh
Muhammad bin Saqr, accompanied him.
Summary No. 9.
Reference paragraph 97 of Intelligence
The Bahrain /

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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)

The file is arranged chronologically.

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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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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎46r] (91/146), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/317, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 23 April 2024]

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