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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎13r] (25/174)

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The record is made up of 1 file (85 folios). It was created in 1 Jan 1949-31 Dec 1949. 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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(i) Anti-Locust Delegation .
Reference paragraph 17 (iv) of Intelligence
Summary No.2.
The Anti-Locust Delegation have now visited
Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm A1 Ouwain, and Ras al Khaimah
where they have set up their camp.
(ii) Naijjn.
Reference paragraph 17 (iv) of Intelligence
Summary No.2.*
The Beni Qitab returned the stolen camels to the
Nai’m with the exception of a few which are to be set off
against those looted by the Nai’m from the Beni Qitab.
There is now peace between them.
(iii) Kalba .
Reference paragraph 17 of Intelligence Summary
The Dubai pursuit party overtook the robbers
at their encampment in Buraimi (under Abu Dhabi). They
succedded in recovering the kidnapped woman, two rifles,
ammunition and part of the stolen money and goods- It is
understood that these robbers were subjects of the Shaikh
of Abu Dhabi but the latter has recently relinquished res
ponsibility for them.
On the 8th this gang fired on another Dubai
truck at the Jabal Fayah Pass but no damage was done'. The
Shaikh of Dubai sent out a party of men in cars to protect
other Dubai taxis using the Batinah-Dubai' road,
31 ships (13 British, 7 Panamanian, 4 American,
2 Dutch, 2 Norwegian, 1 Canadian, 1 Japanese, and 1 Spanish)
called at the port of Bahrain during the period under re
view. Imports were 2785 tons of general cargo for Bahrain
and 2184 tons for transhipment to the mainland. Exports
were 191,128 tons of petroleum products.
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for 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. , Bahrain.

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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 1949. 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 contain information covering a wide range of subjects, including:

  • shipping;
  • visits of British and foreign notables;
  • economic and commercial matters;
  • local news and affairs, as well as that of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, 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 Bahrain Petroleum Company, and the oil industry more generally;
  • American interests in the region;
  • local reaction to international events such as those in Palestine and Syria;
  • 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.
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1 file (85 folios)

The file is arranged chronologically.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 87; 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 foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 1-87; 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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