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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎39r] (77/174)

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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.10 of 1949.
(iii)
BAHRAIN INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY FOR PERIOD
1st to 15th June, 1949.
86. MO VEMENTS OF OFFICIALS .
(i) Reference paragraph 77 (vi) of Summary
No.9.
On the 1st Mr. P.D. Stobart, Political Officer,
Sharjah, returned to Sharjah by R.A.F. 'plane.
(ii) On the 5th Mr. C.J. Pelly, O.B.E., Political •
Agent, Bahrain, left on leave to the United Kingdom hand
ing over charge to Mr. R. McC. Andrew.
i (iii) On the 6th Mr. Stobart returned from Sharjah
and assumed charge as 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.
'87. VI SITORS .
(i) Reference paragraph 79 (xi) of Summary
No.9.
Shaikh Ahmed bin Jabir al Subah, Ruler of
Kuwait, left for Kuwait on the 10th. He is reported to
have spent his days in the bazaar and his evenings at the
cinema, and to have exhausted the hospitality of the
Al Khalifah and local notables before he left. Shaikh
Salman presented him with three saloon cars and a cinema
proj ector.
(ii) On the 13th Dr. S.M. Siddiq, a former Judicial
Assistant to 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 now Charge d'Affaires
for the Pakistan Embassy, Baghdad, came ashore for a few
hours from the m.s. "Dara" on his way to Basrah and Baghdad.
(iii) Sir Hugh Weightman of the Central Mining
Syndicate, arrived in Bahrain on the 11th.
88. LO CAL AFFAIRS .
(i) Al Khalifah .
Reference paragraph 79 (i) of Summary
No.9.
His Highness has sent 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.
a written apology from Shaikh Ali bin Abdullah which has
been forwarded to Father Anselm. While the Ruler of
Kuwait was in Bahrain Shaikh Ali got him to intercede
with His Highness Shaikh Salman on his (Shaikh Ali's) be
half. As a result, Shaikh Ali's car has been restored
to him and he is again free to go where he likes.
(ii) Bahrain Government Offices »
Reference paragraph 79 (ix) of Summary
No.9.
The Bahrain Government is now moving into its
new block of offices.

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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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