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File 1508/1905 Pt 1 'Bahrain: situation; disurbances (1904-1905); Sheikh Ali's surrender; Question of Administration Reforms (Customs etc)' [‎49r] (102/531)

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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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. , London,
24th November 1905.
Secret,
No. 39.
To His Excellency the Right Honourable the Governor
General of India in Council.
My Lord,
I forward herewith, for the
Bahrein affairs: memorial from
the Sheikh of Bahrein.
correspondence* with the firm of
* From Kynoch, Limited, dated 14th
November 1905, and enclosure.
To ditto, dated 22nd November 1905.
information of Your Excellency’s
Government, a Memorial I have
received from the Sheikh of
Bahrein, together witli a copy of
Kynoch, Limited, by whom the
Memorial has been transmitted
to me.
2. It is stated in the Memorial that a copy has been addressed to
Your Excellency. I request that I may he informed in due course of
any action that may be taken in the matter, and that I may be favoured
with any observations you may have to offer in connection with the
fact that the Sheikh has employed the agent of a commercial firm for
the purposes of a political communication.
I have the honour to be.
My Lord,
Your Lordship’s most obedient humble Servant,
(Signed) St. John Brodrick.

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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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English and French in Latin script
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File 1508/1905 Pt 1 'Bahrain: situation; disurbances (1904-1905); Sheikh Ali's surrender; Question of Administration Reforms (Customs etc)' [‎49r] (102/531), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/81, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100027013012.0x000067> [accessed 19 October 2019]

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