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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎36r] (71/174)

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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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States. 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. on the 30th,
(xi) On the 30th His Highness Shaikh Sir Ahmad
bin Jabin al Subah, K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E,, Euler of Kuwait,
arrived in Bahrain in his private yacht presented by mi
the Oil Company. He was received at the pier by His
Highness Shaikh Salman, Mr.C.D.Belgrave, C.B.E., Adviser to
the Bahrain Government, and Shaikhs Mohammed and Abdullah
bin Isa, uncles of His Highness, and a number of notables
In Bahrain. After inspecting a Guard of Honour, Shaikh
Ahmad drove to His Highness 1 palace at Ghadibiy&hwhere he
spent the day. On the 31st he dined with Shaikh Mohd.bin
Isa Al Khalifah, uncle of His Highness.
(xii) Reference paragraph 14(iv) of Intelligence
Summary No.2.
His Highness has recently passed an “Ahlan’ 1
forbidding the sale of landed property to foreigners
80. B AHRAIN AND PALESTIN E:
in response to an appeal from the International^
Students Association asking for help for Arab Students in
England rendered destitute as a result of the Arab-Israeli
war the Bahrain Government have sent the Association a
Cheque for £.50/-.
81. BA HRAIN AND THE UNITED KINGDOM :
There are at present 7 boys from Bahrain
studying in the United Kingdom, all of them at Millhall,
Street, in Somerset. They are the sons of local merchants
and have been sent to Millhall at the expense of their
parents.
82. Z U B A R A H ?
Reference paragraph 53 of Intelligence
Summary No.6.
His Highness has appointed Mr.R.H.Ballantyne,
the London representative of the Bahrein Petroleum Company, as
his legal representative in the United Kingdom, and has
cabled to him asking him to come to Bahrain for consultations.
83. TRUCIAL COAST A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. :
(i) Anti-Locust Work:
Reference Paragraph 74 (iii) of Intelligence
Summary No.8.
The Pakistani Anti-Locust Delegation have asked
if they may have the loan of two R.A.F.Vehicles in their
operations. It has been proposed to loan them these vehicles
for an initial period of three months.
On the 3rd George Popov of the Desert Locust
Survey arrived at Sharjah to take part in the locust control
on the 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 April Mr.A.Rodger Waterston left for
Bahrain by air. '
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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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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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