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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎82r] (163/206)

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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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Con trol prices
Rs. 2/3/-
Rs. 1/15/ -
Rs. “/9/-
Rs. 5/13/- to Rs. 9/3/-
Ranging from Rs.-/ 13/3
to Rs. 1/6/- according
to the quality
B azaar prices .
Rs. -/15/6
Rs. 5/8/- to Rs.8/15/-
according to the
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Rs. 2/- to Rs. 2/12/-
according to the
On the 19th H.M.S. "Loch Quoich" arrived at
Dubai. Shaikh Said bin Maktum, O.B.E., Ruler of Dubai,
accompanied by 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. -ent went on board and called
on the Captain. When th. Shaikh left the ship a salute of
five guns was fired for him. On the 20th the Captain came
ashore and returned the call on the Shaikh in his"palace.
In the afternoon some officers and men of the ship landed and
went round the bazaars. in the evening the ship left for
Ras al Khaimah arriving th* re in the morning of the 21st.
Sheikh Saqr bin Muhammad, Ruler of Ras al Khaimah, went on
board and called on the Captain. When hu, left the ship a
saline of three guns was fired for him. Later the Captain
caut ashore and returned the call on the Shaikh. The shin
L ft for Khor Kuwai on the 22nd.
Flight/Lt. J.R. Gammon, Officer Commanding,
Royal Air Force, Sharjah, having handed over to Flight/ht.
J.R. Atkins, left Sir rjah by air on the 14th.
236. QiPlikR.
Reference paragraph 219 of Intelligence Summary
His Excellency the Ruler of Qatar has replied
that he has not been able to discover the whereabouts of
Laim bin Wadiya and that the bearer of 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. 's
letter, who originally brought the information that Naim
bin W-diya was held captive in Zakrit, denied under question
ing th- t in, had seen Naim bin Wadiya at Zakrit.
237 o' TRUCL ,L C OAST .
(i) Reference paragraph 220 of Intelligence Summary
Mr. H.M. Jackson
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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.

Physical characteristics

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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