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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎45r] (89/174)

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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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S ECRET .
No.12 of 1949.
BAHRAIN INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY FOR PERIOD
1st to 15th July, 1949.
102. MOVEMENTS^0F__(1FF. i_cials .
(i) Reference paragraph 77 (v) of Summary No.9.
„ Mr * GetMn has taken up his appointment
as 1st Secretary at the 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. .
(i 3 ’) On the 10th Mr. P.D. Stobart, Assistant Poli
tical Agent, Bahrain, left by air on leave to the United
Kingdom.
103. LO CAL AFF AIRS.
(i) Ic e F acto ries ..
Reference paragraph 69 (v) of Summary No.8.
A Mur Rehman al Gosarbi’s ice factory An East India Company trading post. is now
in prediction.
Husain Yateem seems to be meeting the so 1 my
of his iwalian ref rigeral 1 on e.ngf^°ei. iy lendfug his ser
vices to local firms and ebe-rgin ; for them.
(ii) Cinemas.
Referenc pars—anh 265 (vi) of Summery no.
20 of 3°48.
A fifth Arab cinema has now be n opened in
Maramah. It is a large epen-air cinema with seats for
80C persons. English and Arabic films are being shown.
104. PAL ESTINE REFUGEES•
Reference paragraph 25 of Summary No.3.
The Bahrain Government recently remitted a fur
ther sum of Rs.dl,685/- to he account of the United Ns 4 - '
Relief Organisation for Palestine Refu^*— x ~
Bank, Cairo.
105. KARA CHI C ONF ERENCE .
The Pakistan Co er'nment are s^^^^oring a meetir
of ^ron-official represents.Lives from va- _a cou.h xias with
which Pakistan has cultural and ecc ties (mcl-.ding
Afghanistan, Egypt, Turkey, and Indonesia) to study the eco
nomic rehabilitation and individual development of their
respective countries and to bring about better trade re
lations between them. It is proposed to hold this con
ference at Karachi in November this year and the Bahrain
Government has been invited to send non-official represeM^
106. TRTJCIAL_COAST.
(i) Dubai - / M _Dhabi Dis pute.
Reference paragraph J.67 (iv) of Summary No. 12
of/1948.
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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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