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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎72r] (143/146)

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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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It is reported that Shaikh Saqr bin Sultan, Chief of the
Na’im'at Buraimi, has entered into relations with the Shaikh of
Abu Dhabi through the mediation of Shaikh Ahmad as-.Salf of
Hafit. Shaikh Saqr had previously adopted a neutral attitude
in the Dubai-Abu Dhabi dispute thoUfn he co-operated with the
Shaikh of Dubai which upset the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi,
Reference paragraph 278 of intelligence Summary No.23.
The Bahrain Government are s 1.11 considering Mr. Hussain
Agar's proposals and agreement has been reached on most of the
points at issue.
28 9. PERSIAN GULF The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. SURVEY .
On the 23rd H.M.S. "Challenger" which is making a survey
of certain areas in the Persian Gull, arrived in Bahrain. On
the 29th she left to carry out a survey of the territorial waters
of the Qatar Peninsula.
. Reference paragraph 241 of intelligence Summary No.20.
Messrs. Holloway Brothers are finding it difficult to
secure the quick release and shipment of all the materials
needed for the scheme and this Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. was recently asked to
assist them. The .scheme provides for the erection of a pump
house and water storage tanks, and the laying of over 15 miles
of asbestos cement piping. it will cost £64,000 and it is
estimated will take at least 18-months to completed
The Arabian American Oil Comp my will shortly commence
work on a 7 mile pier stretching intc the sea north-east of
Dammam, and connected to the oil fields at Dhahran by a standard-
guage railway. its construction will turn Dammam into a deep
water harbour, and forms part of a scheme to make Dammam a large
modern port.
•Reference paragraph 275 of Intelligence Summary No.23.
Shaikh Muhammad bin Hamad ash-Sharqi returned to Fujairah
from Muscat on the 15thHe is reposted to be making prepara
tions for his marriage which is to take place shortly.
2 93. SHIPPING .
Twenty-eight ships (12 British, 9 American, 2 Swedish,
2 Norwegian, 1 Panamanian, 1 Danish and 1 Italian) called at the
port of Bahrain during the period untor report. imports were
486 tons of general cargo for Bahrain and 1,305 tons for tranship
ment to the mainland. Exports consisted of 60 tons of general
cargo and 2,52,050 tons of petroleum jroducts.
Maximum temperature 81°F. on 20,12.'46.
Minimum temperature 57°F. on 20.12.'46.
Maximum humidity 97f 0 on 30.12. '46.
Minimum hunidity 40^ on 19.12.'46.
Rainfall 0.02 inch.
NS. 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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