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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎29r] (57/206)

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The record is made up of 1 file (100 folios). It was created in 1 Jan 1948-31 Dec 1948. 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 SUi«RY FOR THE PERIOD
16th to 30th April, 1948.
93. MOVELENTS OF OFFICIALS .
(i) On the 16th Mr. R.Mc.Andrew left by air for Kuwait to of‘i«i \
officiate as 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. , Kuwait.
(ii) On the 19th the 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. left for Qatar in the Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent.
launch "FELIX. JONES” and returned to Bahrain on the 23rd. I*fcs Cols
Vd'.J.Moody, Medical Adviser to the 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. , accompanied the
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. and returned to Bahrain by Petroleum Concession, Ltd,
launch on the 21st.
(iii) On the 26th Captain L.E.Porter, R.N,, Senior Naval Officer,
Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , arrived at Sitra in H.M.S.”L0CH QUOICIi”. On the 26th
the "LOCH QUOICIi” berthed at Jufair and calls were exchanged oh that
day md the following with His Excellency the 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. , His
Highness the Ruler of Bahrain, the 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. , the Air Staff
Liaison Officer, the O^ifer Commanding, RAP" Station, Muharraq, and
c^he United States Liaison Officer, Bahrain.
94 CALLS
(i) On the 27th the 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. called on Shaikh Abdulla bin
Isa A1 Khalifah at his Muharraq residence.
(ii) On the 29th His Highness Shaikh Salman called on the Political
Agent at the Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. .
95 V ISITO RS.
On the 15th Mr. E.W.Noonan, Petroleum Attache of the British
Middle East Office, arrived in Bahrain by air from Cairo, and stayed
at 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. . He called on Mr. R.M.Brown, General Manager of
BaPCO, and Mr. B.R.Lermitte, Manager of Petroleum Concessions, Ltd.,
during his stay in Bahrain and paid a short visit to Qatar before he
• left Bahrain on the 26th.
96 TIlA DiJlRiilN PETROLEUM COMPANY. LIMITED .
Reference para 82 of Intelligence Summary No. 6.
The 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. has informed Mr. Crow that H.M.G. has
agreed to accept him as locum tenens during the absence of Mr. R.M.
Brown. Mr. Brown has left Bahrain for India.
^7. PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT (TRUCiUL COAST.'. LIMITED .
Reference para 70(v) of Intelligence Summary No. 5
According to the Shaikh of Ajman, Mohd. bin Rahmah, the -fbu
Shamis Chief, Ahmad as-Saif, the Chief of the Khawatir, and Humaid
bin Rashid bin Hamdan of the Nai f m have been in Buraimi netotia-_ 0
with Captain Bird; but so far nothing is known of the of
these negotiations. Captain Bird was recenoa.y i^red on by the
Khawatir while he was hunting in his car with Shaikh Zayid bin
Sultan of Abu Dhabi. No harm was done.
(ii) ^ party of the Company’s Chief Geologists recently made an
arrial survey of Oman. Their plane landed at Masirah before return
ing to Sharjah.
98.
SLAVERY.

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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 1948. 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:

  • shipping;
  • visits of British and foreign notables;
  • economic and commercial matters, including the pearling industry;
  • local news and affairs, as well as that of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Oman, and the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. ;
  • the work of third parties in the region, such as the Bahrain Petroleum Company, Gray, Mackenzie and Co., and Petroleum Concessions Limited;
  • labour matters, especially strikes and unrest;
  • local reaction to international events such as the end of the British Mandate in Palestine and the death of Mohandas Gandhi;
  • the activities of the Royal Navy;
  • the supply of electricity, water and telecommunications;
  • aviation;
  • the work of the Middle East Anti-Locust Unit;
  • the traffic of slaves;
  • quarantine and medical matters;
  • weather and meteorological data.

The final page of the final report appears to be missing.

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1 file (100 folios)
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The file is arranged chronologically.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 103; 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. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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