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'File 8/8 Agency Administration Report 1922-1930' [‎154r] (312/474)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (233 folios). It was created in 29 Feb 1922-30 Mar 1931. 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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litigation has been supplied both to the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. Court anti '
bajir 0.1 u Cour o , bii tw^j • vi 13.a^©a were surveyed during the year
and Records of Rights and index maps prepared for 5 villages.
The Department deputed one surveyor to Khasab for ? months
at the request of the Hon’ble 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. .
The year was an average one m the Pearling industry
t.i).6 oaten oeing about 20fo better than last year. As a result
tne aiving community had more money to spend and there was an
increase in trie import of piece goods and miscellaneous articles.
The Salifah (Diving ) Court functioned during the hot
weather, but it does not appear to have been a great success.
At present its duties have been merged m those of the Majlis
ai Urii ( Court xor considering claims based on mercantile
usage) a.nu a new Court called the Majlis al Taj ara ( Trade
Counci1) has been established.
Tne Eastern and General Syndicate bored a few more wells
and then transferred their activities to i£uwai t until December*,
wh.en they re turned to bore a few more wells for the Amen can
Misbi v>n cvi.d a mer‘Cj.iant named Ali Yateem. Rhaii 1 Kanoc a local
merchant lias imported a boring plant and bored a few wells at
a very much less cost.
ihe "Marina" has now been completed and was formally opened
By H•n.o/ieixn Iiamad on 27th September, jt extends from al Naim
to ti.ia Government offices a distance of 1500 yards, it is 50
xeet wicie a/id oordered on the outer edge by a stone wall and
parapet. Tne road is a handsome and useful improvement to the
town of Manama. It is much appreciated both for its practical
.use and as a promenade after the. close of work during the hot
weathar. The sea space between the "Marina" and the land is
being reclaimed by private enterprise.
The Ruling Sheikh’s official residence v/as also completed
during tne year, jt is the first building of cut atone to be
erected i n n a?iama.
A oonsiflexacle aiuounu of worar nas been done on the upkeep
01 r oads, especially between Manama, and Sakhir, the Sheikh’s
f avouri t e r*e si dene a .

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The volume contains correspondence relating to the collation and submission of the annual Administration Report of the Bahrain Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , as well as the reports themselves.

Present within the volume are the reports for the years 1921-1930. Each report contains a prose statement and statistics on all or most of the following subjects: Personnel; Ruler of Bahrain and the Al Khalifa Family; Local Government Officials; Bahrain State; Bahrain Police; Local Affairs; Oil Concession; Artesian Wells; Agriculture; Customs; Municipalities; Public Works; Education; Trade; Industry; Boat Building and Shipping; Electric Light/Electric Department; Royal Navy; Royal Air Force; British Interests; Post Office; Medical; Judicial; Visits of Government (British) Officials; Visits of Arab Notables; Nejd; Qatar; Slavery; Climate; General. Each subject comes under its own sub-heading. Each report is signed by the officiating 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 the time of submission to 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. at Bushire.

Also included in the file is correspondence between 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 some of the institutions and offices that provided reports and statistics for the final Administration Report. These include Charles Belgrave, Advisor to the Government of Bahrain, and doctors and other employees of the American Mission Hospitals and schools.

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1 volume (233 folios)
Arrangement

The volume is arranged chronologically.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 235; 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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