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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎43r] (85/174)

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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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Bazaar prices .
Rs.-/2/3
Rs. -/6/9
Ss. -/?/-
Rs.l/ll/- to Rs.3/1/- ac-
cording to quality.
98. TRUCIAL COAST A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. .
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(i) Pet roleum Development ( Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. ) Ltd .
The Company's staff on the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. which
has been living in tents has been compelled by the heat to
suspend operations until September. Their equipment was
stored at Sharjah on the 16th. The seismic party left for
Bahrain on the 16th to be followed on the 17th by Mr.
H.M, Jachson, the Company's Representative on the Trucial
Coast. As soon as the Company can decide on its best
approach by sea and fix on an air strip, material for per
manent installations will be landed.
(ii) Ro yal Navy .
On the 18th H.M.S. "Flamingo" arrived at lharjah.
Shaibh Muhammad bin Saqr, brother of the S ha. JLiYx.., ca!'ed on
the Senior Naval Officer, Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , who returned the call
on the Shaikh in his palace. . In the evening the ship left
Cor / bu Musa Island. Shaikh Muhammad travelled to Abu Musa
in H.M.S. "Flamingo" and returned to Sharjah by launch on the
COth.
(iii) During the period under report Tuwairish al Afari,
:he notorious robber, visited Dubai and it is understood that
the Shaikh of Dubai gave him money. On hearing of Tuwairish's
arrival, Shaikh Muhammad bin Saqr, brother of the Ruler of
Sharjah, sent to the Shaikh of Dubai asking him to mediate
between him and Tuwairish. Shaikh Said refused to do so
himself but appointed one Salim bin Musabah of Dubai .s
mediator. Tuwairish and Salim bin Musabah called on Shaikh
Muhammad bin Saqr at Sharjah. Tuwairish demanded a sum of
Rs.1,000/- from Shaikh Muhammad bin Saqr to start with but
ofter six hours of parleying he agreed to take Rs.500/- and
one rifle. He undertook in the presence of the mediator
ohat he would to no harm to Sharjah subjects and then left
for the desert. Two days later Tuwairish and his gang fixed
on a Sharjah truck near the Falaj al Ali Pass. It is said
>,hat this truck was coming from the Batinah coast carrying
passengers and goods. A slave-woman was killed and the
driver wounded in his right leg. Shaikh Muhammad bba Saqr
sent out a party of men in cars to pursue the roboers out
they were unable to trace them. It is reported that Tuwairish
^ired on the truck thinking that it belonged to the Shaikh
of Ajman.
(iv) Pe^sia an d the , Truci al C oast.
During the period under report persons coming to
Dubai from Bandar Abbas and Lingah reported that the Persian
Government were gathering forces in Southern Persia with the
intention of occupying Taunb, Bu Musa, and the Sir Bu Nair Islands
Commodity.
Control prices.
Beef
Milk
Es. 1/15/ -
Es. -/9/ -
Butter
Es. 9/1/-
Fish
Ranging from Rs.-/13/-
to Rs. 1/15/- according
to quality.
Firewood
-
Dates
-
Charcoal
-
Coffee
m
*
100 .
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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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