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'File 9/15 German trade activities in the Persian Gulf' [‎6r] (11/116)

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The record is made up of 1 file (56 folios). It was created in 12 Dec 1938-29 Mar 1939. 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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Secret
No. C/762
Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
Bahrain, the 13th December 1933.
To
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The Honourable 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.
in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ,
Bushire.
subjectt- German Trade Activities
in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. .
Memorandum
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T enclose herewith a copy of a letter wnich I have
received from Herr Wattenberg, a member of the Iraq Subsi
diary of F. Unduetsch & Co., Bremen. Herr Aattenberg called
on me two days ago to inform me that his Company wished to
establish a branch in Bahrain, and I requested him to send
me a written communication informing me of the scope of the
proposed agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. .
2. As you are aware there has been a great deal of German
interest in this side of the tolf recently, and several German
journalists and commercial representatives nave visited Bahrain
in the past twelve months. I hear that the Hamburg — Amerika
Line are considering reopeni'ig their service to the Gulf and
the present communication is further evidence of German deter
mination to establish a position in this area.
3. Instinct suggests that as many obstacles as are possi
ble should be placed in the way of this venture. German firms
may be satisfied with a smaller turn over than those of other
nationalities but it is a little surprising that they should
consider it worth while to establish a branch in Bahrain
solely from the commercial point of view. I gather that the
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The volume contains correspondence sent and received by 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. at Bahrain, regarding the German firm Federico Unduetsch & Co, which is seeking to open a branch in Bahrain, and the feelings 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. and 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. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. against German trade in the Gulf.

The file also contains a letter from Shaikh Ḥamad bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah, Ruler of Bahrain, in favour of foreign nationals trading in Bahrain, as long as the businesses are run by British and Bahraini subjects, plus a manuscript report by 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. on 'Anti British and pro German propaganda in Bahrain'.

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1 file (56 folios)
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The papers in the file are arranged chronologically. There are file notes at the end, on folios 52-57. The notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the file.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the back cover 58; 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. An additional incomplete foliation sequence is also present in parallel between ff 2-57; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.

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