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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎53r] (105/174)

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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.IS of 194a .
BAHRAIN INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY FOR PERIOD
16th to 31st August, 1949,
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125. MOVEMENTS OF OFFICIAL^ .
* His Excellency the 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. returned
from the United Kingdom by air on the 20th.
(ii) Mr. H.G. Jakins, the Acting 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. ,
paid a number of visits to Doha between 16th and 21st.
(iii) Mr. J.A.F. Gethin left for Doha on the 20th
and returned on the 24th.
(iv) Mr. A.J. Wilton, Assistant 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. ,
Kuwait, arrived from Kuwait by air on the 22nd and left
^ for Doha the next day to take over charge as Political
* Officer, Qatar.
(v) Lt, Col. W.J. Moody, M.D., Medical Adviser
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. , returned from leave on the 25th.
♦ ^ 0n the 26th Ma j or Grant, Quarantine Medical
Officer, left for the United Kingdom on leave.
126. VISITORS .
(i) Mr. Coste Florets, French Minister of Colonies,
passed through Bahrain on his way back to France from Indo
china on August 22nd. He said that the situation in Indo
china was improving but that there was much yet to be done.
(ii) Mr. S. Ahmed of the State Bank of Pakistan
arrived by air from Karachi on the 27th to enquire into the
question of Pakistan currency in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. . He
left for Kuwait on the 29th.
(iii) Mohammed Ridha al Hassani, Editor of the
n Algandesieh M of Najaf arrived from Kuwait on his way to
India.
127. LOCAL AFFAIRS .
(1) British Detachment .
The Bahrain Government is about to engage three
men from the former Palestine Police to fill the vacancies in
the British detachment of the Bahrah State Police.
(ii) Banco .
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The Bahrain Petroleum Company Ltd. have erected
a Decca station on Arab! island for communication with their
Seismographic Survey Party and started operations on the 23rd.
They claim that their action has no political significance.
(iii) Price.of essent ial commodities .(prices per kilogramme)
£ommg£Hy Control prices Bazaar prices .
Ks. 0/12/3 Ranging from Rs. 1/1/6
to Rs. 1/10/6 according
to the quality.
Wheat
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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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