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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎47r] (93/174)

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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.13 of 1949.
BAHRAIN INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY FOR PERIOD
16th to 31st July, 1949.
109. MOVEMENTS OF OF FICIALS.
(i) On the 16th Mr. G.N. Jackson, M.B.E., Political
Agent, Kuwait, arrived by ’plane and sp&&t--.few d&ys here before
iBturning to Kuwait.
(ii) On the 17th His Excellency Sir Rupert Hay, K.C.I.E.,
C.S.I., 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. , Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , left Bahrain by air
for the United Kingdom. Mr, H.G, Jakins- 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, is acting as 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. in Sir Rupert's
absence.
(ill) On the 17th Mr. R. McC. Andrew left by B.I.S.N.
vessel for Muscat to relieve Mr. Ellison.
(iv) On the 29th Mr. R. Eldon Ellison arrived from
Muscat a d left the nexo day by air for the United Kingdom.
110. VISITORS.
.On tvt'- 17th Sir Pugh Weightman, accompan: ed by
Mr. Allen, an -s/ed from the un' " ^ jm. On the 19th
they visited Qatar returning A > ban.iain the next day.
Mr. J.A.i. Gethin, First ^ -tary, Pol- 54 --’*--' 1 "nsidency,
visited Qatar at the tame time. On the Sir Hue'n
Sharjah returning on the 2cru. to Bahrain whe^ v
the United Kingdom.
111. LOC AL AFFAI RS.
(i) Id- ul-Fitr.
Reference paragraph 97 (ii) of Summary No. 11.
Id-ul-Fitr was celebrated this yesr on the 26th.
As the new moon was only seen at 3 a.m. on the morning of
that day the Shi’ahs fasted on the 26th and celebrated the
Id on the following day. 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. called on
His Highness Shaikh Salman on the afternoon of the 26th and
on his uncle, Shaikh Abdullah bin Isa A1 Kh^ 1 ifah, the fol
lowing morning.
(ii) A1 Khalifah.
A new Packard sedan car which the Bahrain Petro
leum Company wish to to She 41 '’' h-?- ~ - /n
Kha 1 i f, ah 0 senior uncle oi ^---- v — 41
at Sitra pier.
(iii) Pe arling.
The pearl diving season began for Bahrainis on the
28th July when about 50 boats left for the pearling banks.
(iv) Gold sovei igns.
During the month of June Bahrain merchants shipped
a total of 4,008 gold soveroi T n.J from Saudi .brabia to Kuwait
and another 726 sovereigns to owitserland via Damascus.

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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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