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File 1508/1905 Pt 1 'Bahrain: situation; disurbances (1904-1905); Sheikh Ali's surrender; Question of Administration Reforms (Customs etc)' [‎29r] (62/531)

The record is made up of 1 volume (260 folios). It was created in Nov 1904-Aug 1914. It was written in English and French. 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.

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To
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No. 6S of 1906.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA.
FOREIGN DEPARTMENT
SECRET.
EXTERNAL.
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The Right Hon’ble JOHN MORLEY, O.M.,
Bis Majesty's Secretary of State for India.
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Simla, the 31 st May 1906 .
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We have the honour to refer to Mr. BrodriclPs Secret Despatch No.
19, dated the 24th November 1905, regarding the memorial from the Sheikh
of Bahrein.
2. In compliance with the request made in paragraph 2 of the Despatch,
we enclose herewith a copy of our correspondence with 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.
in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , on the subject of the memorial.
3. With regard to the action of the Sheikh in having employed the agent
of a commercial firm for the purpose of a political communication, we would
* Vide Memorandum of Interview, enclosure No. invite yOUl attention to the reply giv 611
7 . by Sheikh Esa to a question put to him
on the subject by Major Cos at a personal interview. The point is dealt with
in the last paragraph of the reply which we have authorised the Political
Resident in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. to forward to the Chief.
4. You will see from Major Cox’s letters Nos. 46, dated 2nd February
1906, and 59, dated 22nd February 1906,
Enclosure Nos. 4 and ». that Sheikh Esa has never had any direct
dealings with Messrs. Kynoch, and does not know their name, but that the
firm has recently supplied a large consignment of cartridges to Mons. Goguyer,
the French merchant at Bahrein. Major Cox infers from this fact, and from the
circumstantial evidence referred to in his
letter No. 27, dated January 21st, 1906,
that M. Goguyer bad a hand in the preparation of the memorial.
We have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your most obedient, humble Servants,

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The volume contains correspondence relating to disturbances in Bahrain and the consequent discussion over administrative changes. The correspondence is mostly between 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. , the Foreign Office, and the Government of India. Further correspondence, included as enclosures, is from the following:

The disturbances centred around attacks on a German man and several Persians by Shaikh Isa's nephew, Ali bin Ahmed, and his followers in late 1904. The papers within the volume cover several matters related to these attacks:

  • the investigation into the details of the attacks;
  • the discussion over what to do about Ali bin Ahmed and his eventual exile;
  • British naval operations to enforce order;
  • Turkish claims that Shaikh Isa believes himself to be a Turkish subject;
  • the discussion over increased administrative intervention in Bahrain, specifically control of customs.
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1 volume (260 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

The subject 1508 (Bahrain) consists of three volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/81-83. The volumes are divided into five parts, with parts 1 and 2 comprising one volume each, and parts 3, 4, and 5 comprising the third volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the inside front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 262; 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. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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File 1508/1905 Pt 1 'Bahrain: situation; disurbances (1904-1905); Sheikh Ali's surrender; Question of Administration Reforms (Customs etc)' [‎29r] (62/531), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/81, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100027013012.0x00003f> [accessed 20 October 2019]

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