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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎63r] (125/146)

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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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year, a strong shamal having forced the fleet to return to
Bahrain a day earlier than usual. The season has been a good one
and pearls have been fetching high prices on the Indian market.
The most successful boats were two owned by Haji Jabr Musallam
which sold their catch for Hs.1,05,000 and two owned by Haji Jabr
'Ammari which sold their catch for Rs.90,000. Other boats averaged
between Rs.30,000 and Rs.10,000.
(i) Shaikh Sultan bin Salim, Ruler of Ras al Khaimah,
arrived in Rubai on the 10th.
(ii) On the 12th Shaikh Muhammad bin Salim, brother of the
Ruler of Ras al Khaimah, arrived at Sharjah. He left for Dubai
on the 13th and returned to Ras al Khaimah on the 15th.
(iii) on the 13th Shaikh,Khalid bin Ahmad, Regent of Kalba,
accompanied by his brother Shaikh Abdullah and nephew Shaikh Humaid
bin Abdullah and Shaikh Muhammad bin Saqr, brother .of the Ruler of
Sharjah, left for Kalba, They spent the night at Dhaid where they
met Muhammad bin Ali bin Huwaidin, Chief of the Beni Qitab.-
(iv) On the 20th Shaikh Rashid bin Said, eldest son of the
Ruler of Dubai, left for Khatt in Ras al Khaimah with his family
and returned to Dubai the same day.
(v) On the 20th Shaikh Said bin Maktum, O.B.E., Ruler of
Dubai, left for ’Ain Khamir (Persia) by launch on a visit to the
hot springs there.
The customs Authorities recently found a large number of
neck ties and assorted fountain pens in the luggage of Joseph Selim
Taqqoo, the 'Iraqi owner of a Manama carpet shop when he was
leaving for 'Iraq. Most of these articles were imported into Bahrain
by Naji Murad, an 'Iraqi jew, and Bahrain general merchant.
Twenty-five ships (16 British, 4 American, 2 Swedish,
1 Panamanian, 1 Italian and 1 Danish) called at the port of
Bahrain during the period under report. Imports were 1,4441-
tons of general cargo for Bahrain ana 946-J- tons for transhipment
to the mainland. Exports consisted of 1 ton of general cargo
and 2,11,080 tons of petroleum products.
Maximum temperature
Minimum temperature
Maximum humidity at 0^00 G.M.T.
Minimum humidity " "
Maximum humidity at 1200 G.M.T.
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94 F.
Sd./- H.D.H. RANGE
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. , 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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