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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎72r] (143/174)

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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
N o.20 of 1949
BAHRAIN INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY FOR PERIOD
1st to 15th November : 1949,
163„ MOVEMENTS OF OFFICIA LS,
fn-n t? i SiK HlS 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. left
ior El Khobar on the 2nd and returned on the 7th-
Mr C,J. Pelly 5 O.BoE,., 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, returned to Bahrain on the 8th from Jedda where
i T 1 0n speGial. duty on the expiry of his.leave, and
chnrrp M 1 ** Gethin, Mr. Gethin has taken over
charge as 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. .
qwih 11 , Mr- P - D - Stobart, Political Officer, Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates.
" a V^T in . B a hraln b y a:,; r on the 10th and returned
to the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. in H.M.S. "Wild Goose" on the 14th.
a -_, v J 1 7 n 5v jo: r F - C -K Chauncy, 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. , Muscat,
arrived in Bahrain on the 14th by sea,
164. VISITORS.
, (j) Shaikh Muhammad bin'Khalifah 9 cousin of the
treatment AbU Dhahl > arrived in Bahrain on the 3rd for medical
(ii) Reference paragraph 141 (ii) of Summary No,17.
Shaikh Hazza bin Sul.tan bin Zayid, brother of
qpi e H? U A er v? f AbU ? habi ’ arrived in Bahrain on' the 12th from
Saudi Arabia, on his way back to Abu Dhabi.
165 • Bahrain af fairs.
(1) A1 Khal ifsh.
Reference paragraph 158 (i) of Summary No.19.
"wiia lf HiS 5^hness the Shaikh left for Kuwait in H.M.S.
qb -i uu G M°K e P 11 , bhe 4th » He wa s accompanied by his brother
Shaikh Mubarak bin Hamad A1 Khalifah and three notables of
sanram. He returned to Bahrain on the 9th.
(ii) Air Services ,
The* British Overseas Airways Corporation hope to
the 17th 6 3 Weckly direct service to Bombay via Bahrain from
( iii) Noe .,_d6=valuation of P akistan Currency .
Raference paragraph 158 (iv) of Summary No,19.
... Some 120 employees of Petroleum Concessions Li
miteo., ^atar, hiave so far resigned their jobs and left for
r aK i s t a n.
Bahra. i Petroleum Company are, however, not
willing to pay any compensation whatsoever to their Pakistani
employees on thie ^grounds _ that they refused to pay such com
pensation to thteir Canadian employees when the Canadian cur
rency was deval ued.
(iv)
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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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