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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎90r] (179/206)

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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.

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(ii)
• o A 3 • •
(vi) P rices of essent i al commodities .
Prices per kilogramme.
Commodity
Control crices
Bazaar prices
Rice

Es. 2/6/-
Wheat
Ss. -/10/-

Bread (local)
Es. -/12/-
-
Vegetable ghee
Es. 4/6/-
-
Pure ghee
Ranging from Rs.5/8/-
to Rs.il/- according to
the quality.
Sugar
-
Es. 1/1/6
Tea

Es. 5/8/- to Es.8/15/-
according to the quality
Dhal
-
Es. 2/4/ -
Potatoes
-
Es. 1/-
Onions
-
Es. -/6/6
Mutton
Es. 2/3/-
-
Beef
Es. 1/15/-
-
Milk
Es. -/9/-
-
Butter
Es. 9/14/-
' -
Fish
Ranging fromRs.-/9/-
to Rs.1/6/- according
to the quality
Firewood
-
Rs.-/2/9
Dates
-
Es. -/6/9
Charcoal
'
Es. 1/11 to Es. 2/3/-
according to the qualitv
256. HER ROYAL
HIGHNESS PRINCESS ELIZABETH.
Bahrain was en fete on the day after news was
received of the birth of a son to Her Royal Highness the
Princess Elizabeth. The flagstaffs of the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. ,
R.A.F. Station, Muharraq, and many commercial firms were gay
with bunting and the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. and i-^ency observed the day
as a holiday. His Highness Shaikh Sir Salman, K.C.I.E.,
sent telegrams of congratulations to His Majesty the King
and to Her Royal Highness.
257. UNITED STA TE S NAVY .
U.S.S ’’Maury" Commander Wolverton, now survey
ing these waters visited Bahrain on 28th November. The
usual calls were exchanged.
258. Mi,RINS S URVE Y.
H.M.S. "Challenger" and an American ship
arrived in Bahrain during the month. They are conductnna
a survey of the waters between Bahrain and Qatar.
259. QA TAR .
(i) Al-Thani .
Reference paragraph 128 of Intelligence
Summary No.9.
His Excellency Shaikh Abdullah bin Qasim Al-
Thani, C.I.E., has recently appointed his eldest son,
Shaikh Ali, as his heir-apparent.

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The file contains fortnightly intelligence summaries produced by the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. 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 The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called 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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