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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎27r] (53/174)

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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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SECRET.
No.8 of 1949 .
aca.
BAHRAIN INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY FOR PERIOD
16TH TO 30TH APRIL 1949.
67. MO VEMENTS OF OFFICIALS .
(i) On the 16th Mr.R. Eldon Ellison, Political
Agent, Muscat, arrived in Bahrain by s.s•"BARALA". On the
26th he left for Muscat by s.s. M BARALA ,, .
the 25th His Excellency the Political
Resident left by air for Kuwait and returned to Bahrain
on the 28th.
0n the 26th Mr * P-D-Stobart, Political
Oilicer, Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. , arrived from Abu Dhabi by P C.L
launch. J
(iv) On the 26th 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. , tecou-.-jr .
accompanied Mr.G.Witherspoon, Vice President of the
Bahrein Petroleum Company, Mr.Russell M. Brown, General
manager, and Mr. R. Godfrey, the Company's Chief Geologist,
on a visit to Qatar to inspect possible sites for an Elec
tronic Survey Aid Station required by the Company for its
operations in the shoals and islands around Bahrain.
They returned to Bahrain on the 27th.
68 * VISITORS .
I6th Saleh A1 Mani, Secretary to His
^xceliency the Ruler of Qatar arrived from Qatar and called
on 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. . He returned to Qatar the following
Summary No!k Para ^ h 275 ^ of Intelligence
. un the 14th Mr.Wilfred Thesiger arrived in
Buraimi and left on the 21st by P.C.L.launch for
Bahrain where he arrived on the 25th.
(il P th f 25th Mr.G.Popov of the Desert Locust
air from Jeddah and called on the Political
^ He subsequently left for Sharjah to advise and
assist the local authorities and the Pakistani Anti-Locust
Delegation on the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. .
9 n ,J he 25th Shaikh Hazza bin Sultan, brother
of the Ruler of Abu Dhabi arrived in Bahrain by P.C.L.
M? U p C n'o 4 . 2 n l he T> 2 ^ he called the Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. to see
’ Po ^ tlcal Officer, Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. . On the
28th he called on 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. ,
69 • LOCAL AFFAIRS :
(i) A1 Khalifah r
On the 21st His Highness Shaikh Salman was
presented with a 7-seater Cadillac Sedan Car by the Bahrain
Petroleum Company.
(ii) Bahrain Race? .
On the 22nd the Bahrain Spring Race Meeting
was held. Substantially the attendance and runners were
the same as on previous occasions. The proceeds of the
meeting are being given to the Palestine Refugees Fund.

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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)
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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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