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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎60r] (119/206)

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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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SECRET .
No.13 of 1948.
BAHRAIN INTELLIGENCE SUMILIRY FOR PERIO]
1st to 15th Auguste 1948.
174. MOVEMENTS OF OFFICIALS.
(i) On the 7th Mr. R.E. Ellison, the new Political
Agent, Muscat, arrived by air from the United Kingdom. He
left for Muscat in s.s. "Barpeta" on the 11th.
(ii)
in H.M.S.
On the 8th 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 Sharjah
"Wren" and returned by R.A.F. ’plane on the 12th.
175. VISITORS.
Mr. Jan Faber described variously as of "K.L.M."
and Operations Manager, Holland Persia Shipping Company",
recently visited Bahrain to discuss plans for an agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. in
Bahrain with two local merchants. While he was here he in
formed the Station Manager, B.O.A.C. that K.L.M. intended
to operate through Bahrain. He left for Basrah on the 3rd.
176. C ALLS .
(i) On the 5th Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa A1 Khalifah,
senior uncle of His Highness, 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. .
(ii) Id ul Fitr was celebrated this year on the 6th
by the Sunni community and_on the 7th by the Shia community.
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. , Bahrain, accompanied by the Assistant
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. , made the usual calls on His Highness the
Ruler, his two uncles, and some of the notables of Manamah
and Muharraq towns. 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.
called informally on His Highness.
17 7. LOCAL AFFAI RS.
(i) Reference paragraph 146 (ii) of Intelligence*
Summary No.10.
Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa returned from Egypt by
air on the 1st. On the 9th he left with his wife and his
mother-in-law for the Lebanon.
^ 0n the 4th Shaikh Latifah bint Shaikh Ibrahim bin
Khalid, wife of His Highness Shaikh Sir Salman bin Hamad A1
Khalifah, K.C.I.E., Ruler of Bahrain, left by steamer for
Karachi from where she will proceed to the Al-Hijaz for pil
grimage. She was accompanied by her nephew, Shaikh Hamad
bin Abdullah A1 Khalifah, and sixteen male and female ser
vants. It is learnt reliably that some of her servants
succeeded in smuggling some gold sovereigns with them into
Karachi. The fact that the Shaikbaand her followers were
exempted from search by the Customs authorities at Karachi
helped them to do so.
(iii) Reference paragraph 193 (iv) of Intelligence .
Summary No.7.
. 0n the 7th Messrs. Khalid Aujan and Muhammad
All A1 Sharif returned to Bahrain by air from Cairo.
They are

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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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