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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎33r] (65/174)

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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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No.9 of 1949 .
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BAHRAIN INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY FOR THE PERIOD
1ST TO 31ST MAY, 1949.
77. MOVEMENTS OF. OFFICIALS s-
(i) Reference paragraph 6?(Ui) of
Intelligence Summary
On the 4th Mr, P*D. Stobart, Political Officer,
Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. , left Bahrain for Sharjah in the s^/’Earpeta".
(ii) On the ?th May, Mr,B•A,B,Burrows of the Foreign
Office arrived in Bahrain by air from the United Kingdom. On the
8th May. he left by P.C.L^plane for Muscat accompanied by
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 returned to Bahrain
in the m.s. "Dara". On the 17th May, he left by RAF * plane on
a visit to the Trucial Sheikhdoms accompanied by Mr.R.McC.
Andrew, Assistant 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, and returned on the
same day.• He left for the United Kingdom on the 20th.
(iii) 'On the 12th and again on the.19th the Political
Agent visited Qatar by PCL 1 plane.
(iv) On the 14th Lt.Col.D.G.McCaullay, the new
Medical Officer, Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. , arrived in Bahrain from the
United Kingdom. He left for Dubai on the 18th.
(v) Mr.A.L.A, Dredge, M.B.E., 1st Secretary, Political
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. , and Mrs. Dredge left for the United Kingdom on the
19 th.
(vi) On the 26th Mr, P.D.Stobart, Political Officer,
Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. , arrived from Sharjah by R.A.F.^lane.
78. 3LI. S I T 0 R S :-
(i) Reference paragraph 68(ii) of Intelligency
Summary No.8.
On the 9th May. Mr.Wilfred Thesiger left by air
for Basrah.
(ii) Mr.R.I. Hallows, M.B.E., of the Kuwait Oil Co.,
London, arrived in Bahrain on the 27th and left for the United
Kingdom on the 28th. He stayed at the Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. .
79. LOCAL,AFFAIRft i-
(i) AL KHALIFAH. On the 8th, Shaikh Isa bin Salman,
the eldest son of His Highness the Ruler of Bahrain, was married
to the daughter of Shaikh Salman bin Ibrahim A1 Khalifah. His
Highness gave a number of 'wedding breakfasts', and entertained
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. , Mr.B.A.B.Burrows, 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 about 30 other members of the local
European community to dinner on the 12th.
On the 6th Shaikh Ali, the eldest son of Shaikh
Abdullah bin Isa al Khalifa and a cousin of His Highness overtook
and stopped his car in front of the car of Father Anselm, the
Roman Catholic Chaplain of Manama (an Indian subject) and
struck Father Anselm when he got out of his car to ask the reason.
Shaikh Ali who was the worse for liquor appears to have been
picqued by the fact that a policeman on duty at a traffic
junction gave Father Anselm's car the right of way rather than
that of Shaikh Ali which was at a greater distance from the

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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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