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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎57r] (113/206)

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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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who is the widow of the late Shaikh Mani' bin Rashid
were removed to Sharjah where they are now staying.
Suhail remained two days in Sharjah and then left for
Abu Dhabi by a sailing boat with four of his followers.
The Dubai refugees in Sharjah who were accused of taking
part in the alleged plot denied all knowledge of it.
(iv) D UBAI - ABU DHABI DISPTITF..
Reference paragraph 111 of Intelligence Summary
No.8.
Peace has been concluded between Dubai and the
A1 Bu Sha'ar and A1 Bu Rahmah subsections of the Manasir.
Reference paragraph 140 of Intelligence
Summary No.10.
When calling 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. , Shaikh
Hazza bin Sultan, brother of the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, en
quired when the oath was to be taken by Shaikh Shakhbut
and the four others named by the Shaikh of Dubai. He
was informed that the Shaikh of Dubai was willing to send
a delegation to Abu Dhabi as soon as Abu Dhabi appointed
a date on which they would take the oath, and he was asked
to appoint a date and inform 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. when he
had donesso.
The Rulers of Abu Dhabi and Dubai have both
agreed to accept the arbitration of His Majesty’s Govern
ment as to the Dubai - Abu Dhabi boundary.
(v) MU SCAT A ND BURAIMI .
Early in June Saiyid Ahmed bin Ibrahim, Minister
for Internal Affairs, Muscat, set out from Muscat on a tour
of Buraimi and the Dhahrah area via Wadi A seasonal or intermittent watercourse, or the valley in which it flows. al Jizzi with
a party of about 200 men. He was accompanied by Ahmad
as Sulf, Mohammed bin Salmin bin Rahman, and Mohammed bin
Ali bin Rubaiji of the Beni Qitab of Aflaj. At Sohar
he was joined by Obaid bin Juma'h, Chief of the Beni
Ka’ab tribe, who had been asked by the Sultan to meet him
there. After visiting Hafit and Sinainah, where he mefct
most of the Dhahirah Chiefs, he proceeded to Buraimi via
Hafit and visited Shaikh Saqr bin Sultan, Chief of the
Nai'm. He is reported to have told Shaikh Saqr that the
Sultan wished him to allow P.C.L. to operate in Nai'm terri
tory but the Shaikh has not yet agreed to this. While in
Buraimi Saiyid Ahmed asked the Buraimi and DhaMrah Shaikhs
he met there if they would agree to the opening up of the
Wadi A seasonal or intermittent watercourse, or the valley in which it flows. el Jizzi to motor traffic. It is reported that the
Chiefs deferred giving their consent to his proposal until
they have had a chance to meet the Sultan at Sohar after
the Id, and that until then no cars will be allowed to use this
road.
(vi) RAS KHAIMAH .
On the 16t)3 July Sultan bin Salim occupied his
gardens and house at Hail in Ras al Khaimah territory. On
hearing news of this Shaikh Saqr bin Muhammad, Ruler of
Ras al Khaimah

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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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