'File 8/16 Bahrain Diaries 1938 to 1940' [62r] (128/376)
The record is made up of 1 volume (184 folios). It was created in 19 Jan 1938-15 Jan 1941. 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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No, 3 of 1939
Intelligence Summary of 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. , Bahrain, for
the period 16th to 31st January
on t "f outh Africa" (Norwegian) arrived here
14th and left on the 16th January 1939 with a car^o
qnr>I^ 7 D ton ® of B-350 Gasoline White, 2121 tons of B -451
senl and 2355 e tona ne f -PfT-, tol ? s of B - 400 First Grade Kero-
sene ana ^355 tons of B-811 Diesel Gas Oil,
and (Panama ) arrived here on the 15th
of V|£S rn a ^?n« 7 ^? anU nS^-i 1939 wlth a cap S° of 3704 tons
line am l?72 ton<, nf n%qn ^ t0ns ° f B - 358 Base Stock Gaso-
±me ana 1/73 tons of B-450 Super Power Kerosene,
on t.hi 1 pl+>, r T IlkShip Wrovig" (Norwegian) arrived here
of ^l^tnn/^fnQ^n? ^ the same da y with a cargo
S?, 2 ~r 3 ? f B-891Mesel Oil, 5500 tons of B-849 Fuel
Oil and 2741 tons of Fuel Oil.
p«th fnd hi ?v B Si^ da (Norwegian) arri ed here on the
,° a ^ he 27th January 1939 with a cargo of 5721
tons of B-351 White Gasoline, 2472 tons of B-410 Second Grade
Kerosene and 3795 tons of B-410 Standard White Kerosene.
oath iZl ^ship "Nederland" (Dutch) arrived here on the
28th and left on the 29th January 1939 with a cargo of 5039
tons of B-358 Base Stock Q Gasoline, 2751 tons of B-357
Gasoline White, 2768 tons of B-540 Super Power Kerosene
and 687 tons of B**400 First Grade Kerosene.
(vi) S.S.^Khuzistan" (British) arrived here on the 23rd
January 1939 and left the same day with a cargo of 565 pack
ages of empty drums, after discharging 6856 packages for Bah
rain and 1676 packages for transhipment to the mainland.
Hoe g h Silver Light” (Norwegian) arrived here
on the 23rd and left on the 26th January 1939 with a cargo
of 62 packages of personal effects, after discharging 9818
packages for Bahrain.
(viii) S.S, "Rotenfels” (German) arrived here on the
25th and left on the 28th January 1939 after discharging
1387 packages for Bahrain and 4125 packages for transhipment
to the mainland.
(ix) S.S* ff Freienfels” (German) arrived here on the 28th
January 1939 and left the same day after disch rging 704
packages for Bahrain.
16. Movements of British Officials
(i) Major R.G. Jr ice and Wing Commander P. Jope-Slade
of Air Headquarters, Iraq, arrived on the 16th January 1939.
(ii) Major R.G.Price, Wing Commander P. Jope-Slade and
I left for Sharjah via Qatar on the 17th January 1939. I
returned on the 18th January.
(iii) I left for Basra on casual leave on the 20th January
and returned on the 29th January 1939.
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The volume 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 years 1938-40. 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. Most of the reports cover a two week period, though due to holidays and work pressures some cover an entire month.
The reports are split into short sections that relate to a particular subject. Contained within the reports is intelligence on the following:
- shipping and the activities of the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, and commercial transport companies such as Imperial Airways Limited;
- the movements of British and Foreign subjects, and Arab notables;
- the affairs of countries of the region, including Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Persia [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. ;
- trade and the pearling and oil industries;
- the weather and climate.
Folios 166-182 are internal office notes.
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- 1 volume (184 folios)
The volume is arranged chronologically.
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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1 and terminates at the back cover with 186; 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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