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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎35r] (69/206)

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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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later sold the right to remove the accumulations of r rd
droppings from his islands to one Abdullah as-Sani i fn-
f° r Rs. 2 , 000 /- who purchased it on behalf of ale
m Brothers and Khan Bahadur Abdur Razzaq of luvait
for it. PrlnClP G all0e °* that he had P eld Rs.5,000/-
114 • MUSCAT .
... . O) It is reported that Saiyid Ahmad bin Ibrahim.
Sh-ik^ofAL ^ 61 '^ 1 A iT ai f s > Muscat, has written to the
-Hu of Ajman asking him to withdraw from Masfut which
belongs to Shaikh Saqr bin Sultan of the Nai-m!as he is
b4 U not C vrt f a t "t 3ulta ? °f M ^ scat - The Shaikh of Ajman
[h a repiy to Sayid Ahmad bin Ibrahim? but
ask-d bim d tn h ? r h Khalld bln Ahmad » Regent of Kalba, aftd
asv..d him to inform him of the past history of Masfut.
(ii) On the 29th April Shaikh Muhammad bin Ahimd bin
Sulaiman of Bakha left for Muscat on a visit to His Highness
the Sultan. Ho returned to Dubai on the 2nd May Hlghness
115 • pahsia_and, the truc ial co ast .
On the 20th news
launch belonging to Marshad
Dubai,.had been seized by P
with its cargo of tobacco,
Marshad went to Lingah and
that he has succeeded in ge
released except for a part
on the manifest.
was received that a newly-built
Usaimi, a Kuwaiti merchant of
ersian Naval Patrols and taken
charcoal and livestock to Lingah.
Bandar Abbas and it is reported
tting the launch and the cargo
of the cargo that was not shown
Off-? n rr. 2 ^ th ^ r r 1 kr '’ C ° Moore ? Administrative
w M ^? dle E ? st Anti-Locust Unit, arrived at Sharjah bv
? , ! disposed of all the saleable stores ok the Middle T
Antx-locusb Unit at sharjeh and destroyed the locust Colson ‘
t ? he left Sharjah for Bahrain by air on the 7 th/May.
i:i -7. PE ARLING
No .6
Reference .paragraph 83 of Intelli
gence Summary
Government of India have now replied th r t
ihMf? f0 ? the import of pearls from Bahrain^ t i ,
oLpearls 66 '" 7 Snd n ° llccnce ls required for the o
(i) As the date of the end of the Palestine lend,
approached, preparations were made locally to guard IC,
B^rhn U Uh°n ° f ^ti-Jewish rioting which occur?,x last December. Re-mforcements of Police were
whil /i e ain ln U h fv FOrt and “ th ° main Clt y Police Static
.mlt pla/n clothes men were stationed near the school -t 5
prevent the demonstrations which usually are the origin of

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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)

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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