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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎73r] (145/174)

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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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Reference paragraph 158 (vi) of Summary No.l 9 0
_ The fourth man from the former Palestine Police
has since arrived in Bahrain, '
Inspector Cochrane, who is now on secondment with
the Qatar Government, is not expected to rejoin his post 0
!66 o QATAR .
(i) British Ad viser .
Mr. Deardon of the British Legation, Tripoli,
has accepted the offer to take charge of the post of the'
Adviser to the Ruler of Qatar,
(ii) Ru ling Fa lily .
,, Tho Political Officer, Qatar, has been told that
? ^llowances which the family succeeded in extracting from
bdullah before his abdication are still being paid by All,
and amount in the case of the Bani .ehmad and Bani Jabr to
Ks. 110 /- each per month, which the recipients do not consider
(iii) Roya l Navy.
p th o 5th PI.M.S. "Flamingo” (Lt. Commander D.J.
-rorden, R:N ) arrived at Doha. Calls were exchanged with
u- G Officer the next day, and as Shaikh All was with
ms lather m Kara’an, Lt. Commander Godden was unable to
0R excursion to Umm Salal was organised t’or
officers and men of the ship. H.M.S. "Flamingo"' sailed for
Bahrain on the 7 th.
(iv) Visitors.
On the 6 th the assistant General Manager (Personnel)
u m !L Iraq Petroleum Company, Mr. Kinch, accompanied by Sir
h. Todd and Mr. Stokes, visited Doha. They called at the
Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. where they met Salih al Mani’. They did not appear to
have any particular business to discuss, although they expressed
to the Political Officer the anxiety of .the Company that the
Ruler should seriously tackle the problem of education at the
earliest opportunity and promised the Company's support in any
plans which he might draw up. ~ '
Mr. Gibso of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, who
is mentioned as the next General Manager of the Iraq Petroleum
Company, and a^number of other notables in the local oil world
came to Umm Said on the 11th to see the successful pulling of
two of the four sea-lines. The remaining two were pulled on
0 n tf 16 10th Mr, Hurt, Gray Mackenzie's representa
tive r n Qatar, came to Doha with Mr. Campbell who is succeeding
him. On the 11th they called on the Ruler and Mr. Hart intro
duced Mr. Campbell and took his leave.
(i) Brit ish I nt eres ts,
On the 30th Mr*. E.R. Helm arrived at Sharjah and
took over from Mr. E,J. Palmer as Station Superintendent
International Aeradio Lir-iiited, Sharjah.
During . .

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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)

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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