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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎68r] (135/174)

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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 8
No,19 of 1949,
BAHRAIN INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY FOR PERIOD
16th to 31st October, 1949,
155c MOVEMENTS OF OFFIC IALS.
(i) Reference paragraph 149 (li) of Summary No.18,
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
to Bahrain on the 23rd.
(ii) Mr, H.G. Jakins left for Kuwait in m.v. T, Dumra M
on the 28th after handing over charge to Mr. J.A.F. Gethin.
!56. VISITOR S.
On the 23rd Shaikh Khalifah, son of the Ruler of
Dubai, arrived in Bahrain from Saudi Arabia where had gone for
pilgrimage. He called on 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. on the 24th and
left for Dubai by launch on the 25th,
157. ROYAL N AVY .
Reference paragraph 150 of Summary No.18.
H.M.S. ’’Wren" left for Colombo on the 19th and
H.M.S ’'Wild Goose" for Abadan on the 20th.
158. BAHRAIN A FF AIR S.
(i) A1 Khalifah .
His Highness Shaikh Salman feels it incumbent on
him to re turn the visit of the Shaikh of Kuwait and has re
quested the Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. to obtain the services of one of His Ma
jesty’s ships to take him and his entourage to Kuwait and back
to Bahrain.
kOn the 18th Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa A1 Khalifah,
C.B.E,, senior uncle of His Highness, left for India for medical
treatment to his eyes accompanied by two persons.
(ii) Briti sh Bank of Iran and the Middle E ast.
Mr. Stott of the British Bank of Iran and the
Middle East left Bahrain for El Khobar (Saudi Arabia) to open
a branch of the bank there.
(iii) T rans World Airlines .
T.W.A. are reported to have sold their rupee ba
lances in Bahrain to the Banque de I’Indo Chine who are re
patriating them as pi 1 grims' money.
(iv) Non devaluation o f Pakistan rupee .
Some difficulty has arisen as a result of the
difference between the Indian and the Pakistan rupee. Pa
kistanis holding contracts in unspecified rupees Indian silver coin also widely used in the Persian Gulf. claimed
payment in Pakistani rupees Indian silver coin also widely used in the Persian Gulf. . Some local firms have refused
on the grounds that they have in the past made no adjustment
in respect of exchange variations for other nationals in their
employment. Others are prepared to pay compensation.
Pakistani ..

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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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