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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎76r] (151/174)

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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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(ii) ..
SE CRE T.
BAHRAIN INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY FOR PERIOD
16th to 30th November, 1949,
170, MOVEM ENTS OF OFFICIA LS„
(i) Reference paragraph 163 (iv) of Summary No,
20
Major Chauncy left for Muscat on the 18th
TTni + ^^^ Mr V L,A ’ G ’ Plnhe y ?• O.B.E. , arrived from the
Politi^Y 0 ^ alr ° n the 21st and took over as Assistant
J ' A p - ortMo — •=»•*«
. (tii) Mr. A.J . Wilton, Political Officer Dsfpr»
treatment! Bahrain in u - s - s - "Valeour" from Doha for medical
(iv) His Excellency the
launch on the 24th for Zekrit
on the 26th.
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 by
on a holiday trip and returned
Coast
(v)_ Mr, P.D. Stobart, Political Officer
arrived on the 25th and left for Sharjah
Trucial
on the 30th
_(vi) Major J.D.
Bahrain, returned from
Grant, Quarantine Medical Officer,
leave on the 26th,
(vii) His Honour Judge Haines arrived in Bahrain on
the Hf tus Lm/ IQLb^f
171„ VIS ITORS.
J'-- c ° 1 -, A - c - GaJloway, C.I.E., O.B.E., who has
J M P M 8 ft E,? late Sir Hu S h Weightman as represents
five of the Central Mining and Investment Corporation, ar
rived m Bahrain on the 25th and visited Qatar.
~ , (ii) ^ S ir Evan Ja nkins, G.C.I.E., K.C.S.I., Deputy
vic-i+' m a n n 0 t th ! E fstern Bank Limited,arrived on the 28th and
sj-ted Qatar cn the 29th in connection with the opening of
a branch of the bank in Qatar. -
^ r * Wilfre* Thesiger, the Arabian explorer ar
rived from th< United Kingdom by air and left for the Trucial
-oasu on the HSrd. He called on the Ruler, accompanied by
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. , during his stay in Bahrain.
Ahrnad Khaki Bey, Cultural Attache
to the Egypt...an Legation, Baghdad, call P.d on the Political
Agent.
1.72. BA HRAIN AFFA IRS.
(^) ^1 Khal ifah.
On the 17th Shaikh Khalifah bin Mohammed A1
Khalifah, iGuperintendent of Police, Bahrain, and cousin of
His Highness, left for Iraq on a hunting trip accompanied
by his brother Shaikh Salman.
On the 22nd Shaikh Abdullah bin Isa A1 Khalifah,
uncle of His Highness, left for Saudi Arabia for hunting and
hawking.

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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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