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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎33r] (65/206)

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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 SUMMARY FOR PERIOD
1st to 15th May 9 1948.
107 ” movemen ts of officials .
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(i) On thfe 9th 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.
visited^Qatar by launch and returned to Bahrain on the 10th.
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. also visited Qatar on the 9th in the
Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. Launch "Felix Jones" returning to Bahrain the next
day.
(ii) On the 13th 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.
left by air for Kuwait and Iraq and returned on the 15th.
(Hi) Onthe 15th Mr. G.N. Jackson, M.B.E., Political
Officer, irucial Coast, Sharjah, arrived in the s.s. "Bamora"
from Sharjah.
HOB. VISI TORS.
(i) Reference paragraph 80 of Intelligence Summary
No . 6 .
Squadron Leader Codrai has left Sharjah for Muscat
and Mr. Wilton has returned to Bahrain.
trie 11th His Excellency Shaikh Muhammad al
Mujaddad, Afghan Minister to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, arrived
in Bahrain by launch from Saudi Arabia on a private visit
to the Ruling Family. He returned to Saudi Arabia on the
14th.
109 * CALLS.
On the 13th Shaikh Khalifah bin Mohammed bin Isa,
Superintendent of Police, called on 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. -
110. PE TROLEUM DEV ELOP MENTS ( TRUCIAL_COASTj^LIMITED.
(i) Reference paragraph 97 (i) ,of Intelligence
Summary No.7.
On the 30th April, Captain Bird returned to Dubai
from Buraimi and left for Muscat on the 4th May. He i
formed 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. , that he had
secured for Rs.15,000/- the agreement of Muhammad bin Rahman
bin balmin of the Al 3u Shamis to the Company’s surveying
during the next 3 years the area occupied by the Al Bu Lhamis.
He said that he had also gained access for his Company :o the
areas occupied by the Bu Khraiban, a sub-section of the Nai'm.
(ii) Reference paragraph 81 (ii) of Intelligence
Summary No. 6 .
Captain Holden has completed his survey of t 3
Umm al Qaiwain creek.
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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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