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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎93r] (185/206)

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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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(iii)
BAHRAIN INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY FOR PERIOD
1st to 15th December, 1948.
263. MOVEMENTS,OF O FFICIALS .
(i) ux; the 1st the Political A^eot left for
Sharjah by R.A.r'. 1 plr.ne. On the 2nd he called on the
and on the 3rd went to Ras al Knaimah and,
after calling on the Snaikh, returned to Snr-rjah the
same day. On the 4th, accompanied by the Political
Oil.ic r, ‘.irucial Coa^t. and 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. Agent, he left
lor A'u I by car arriving there the same day. Or
the 5th,accompanied by the Political Officer, Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. ,
Mr. run.<i, nard of Petroleum Concessions Limited, and 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. Aynt, he left for Bur imi and arrived there on
the 6th. He- called on Snaikh Zayid and K-rlid bin Sultan
at al Muwaiqi 1 and lived in the Al JYhil Fort. In the
afternoon he called on Srai-h Srqr bin Sultan al H-mud,
umef of the Nri’m, at his village Hilla and later pro
ceeded to Hamasah and called on Sn: 1- r- r.rshid bin H?u;ad
ash-Snamsi. H-_ returned to A.i .ioliili the same day. 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. and his party left Buraimi
via R^mlat An- ij and arrived at Sharjah the same day.
nu returned to Brhrr.in on the 9th.
(ii) On the 2nd Air Commodore Towsey, Lieut-Colonel
Lonsdale, Wing Commander Douglas and Mr. T Jones of
B.M.E.O., arrived at Srr rjah by air. T r '.ey called on the
onaikhs of Dubai and R: s al Ki»aimah with the Political
ng. nt and flew over Dubai and A> u D abi. On the 6th
they left Snarjah by air.
(iii) reference paragraph 252 (i) of Intelligence
Summary No.19.
«
on the 4th 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.
and party returned to B-nrrin in L.T. "Ntr rebus".
(iv) Cn the 4th Mr. nrdm Tarbidin, an.Indonesian,
who is 1st Secretary to the Netherlands Legation at Jodda
and ^Consul at Mecca, visited Bror- in. m called on the
iu distant Political Ageut at the Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. .
(v) on the 12th His Excellency the Political
uusident left by r^.o.C. ’plane for Kuwait. m: was accompanied
by Lady Hay and Miss Hay.
(vi) On the 15th Major A
secretary to His Excellency the
by air for Brsrah.
./i. Dredge, m. h.E•,
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. , left
264. VISITORS.
(i) On the 8th oir Evan.Jenkins , G.C.I.L., K.C.S.I.,
Deputy Chairman of the Eastern Bank Limited, arrived in
Brurain and left on the 15th. On the 10th he gave a tea
party to which he invited 30 of the leading merchants of
the island.
(ii) On the 8th the Anir r-bdul Mohsin bin Abdullah
Jalawi, brother of uis Excellency the Amir of linssa, ar
rived in Bahrain from Dia-hran and left the next day by
air for Bombay where he is to undergo an urgent eye operation.

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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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