'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Report' [55r] (109/154)
The record is made up of 1 file (75 folios). It was created in 1 Jan 1947-31 Dec 1947. 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.
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210* VISITORS .
(i) On the 2nd Shaikh Rashid bin Humaid, Ruler of
Ajman, accompanied by his eldest son, Shaikh Ali, and two
of his followers, arrived at Bahrain by sea. Re stayed with
His Highness the Ruler of Bahrain at Raf’ah. The Shaikh of
Ajman called on 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. on the 4th. The party
left by S.S. "BAMORA" for Dubai on the 12th.
(ii) On the 8th Mr. h« Weightman arrived in Bahraih
by air from the United Kingdom and left on the 11th,
(iii) Reference paragraph 175(iii) of intelligence
Summary No. 16*
On the 13th Shaikh Ahmad bin Jabir As Subah,
K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E., Ruler of Kuwait, landed at Bahrain
for the day from S.S. "DWARAKA". He was entertained to
lunch by the Ruler of Bahrain and was shown the Refinery.
211. B.O.A.C . /
As a result of^increase in wages to employees of
The Bahrain Petroleum company, the seamen and motor transport
drivers of the British overseas Airways Corporation went on
strike on the 1st, demanding an increase in wages. The Station
Superintendent has recommended to the Regional Director an
increase in the wages paid to local labour. The strike ended
on the 4th.
212 - ANTI-CHOLERA MEASURES IN SAU D I ARABIA .
During the early part of the period under review,
the Saudi-Arabian Government imposed a ban on travellers
entering Dhahran. This step was taken as a precaution against
213. LOCAL AFFAIRS .
Palestine Day . The 3rd was observed in Manama as
Palestine day and most of the Arab shops in the town were
closed in protest against the report of the Special Committee
of fiefo U.N.O. which recommended the partition of Palestine.
Speeches were made by leading Arabs and one of the Egyptian
teachers to a large audience assembled for the Friday prayers.
Later in the day a Committee of representatives of all the Arab
Clubs in Bahrain met and resolved to raise a Fund in aid of the
Arabs of Palestine.
(ii) On the 4th Salim An Nadir, the Saudi Arabian Trade Agent
2P4-* TRUCIAL COAST The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. . in Bahrain, died.
(i) On the 26th September Mr. E. Innes Pocock of the
Golden Valley Ochre and Oxide Company, arrived in Sharjah.
On the 1st he left for Abu Musa and returned to Sharjah on the
(ii) On the 28th September, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmad,
Regent of Kalba, arrived in Hira from Kalba.
(iii) On the 29th September, Shaikh Khalif bin Said, second
son of the Shaikh of Dubai, accompanied by his sister and some
servants left on the pilgrimage to Mecca. He was provided with
a truck by King Ibn Sand.
/(iv) on the
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The file contains fortnightly intelligence summaries produced by the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at Bahrain for the year 1947. 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 are divided into short sections that relate to a particular subject. Contained within the file is intelligence on the following:
- visits of British and foreign notables;
- economic and commercial matters, including the pearling industry;
- local news and affairs, as well as that of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, and the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. ;
- the movements of Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. shaikhs;
- the work of third parties in the region, such as the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC), Cable and Wireless, the Imperial Bank of Iran, and Petroleum Concessions Limited;
- development of industry in Bahrain, such as the cotton mill;
- labour matters, especially strikes and unrest;
- local reaction to events in Palestine;
- weather and meteorological data.
From December the reports include a table of prices for essential commodities.
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- 1 file (75 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 77; 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 1-77; 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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