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'File 8/16 Bahrain Diaries 1938 to 1940' [‎110r] (224/376)

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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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .


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No» 2 of
Intelligence Summary' of
tne Political A w ent / Bahfajri
lor the period i6ttt"~ oist
J anaar» 1*340 *
'V ^J,* v/ • " ive tty Brovin'S (Norwegian) arrived here
on trie ibtn ana left on the 16th January 1040 with
9o44 tons.of Fuel Oil.
f»!’. n Jane kaersk” (Danish) arrived here on
tne lotii ana lei t on . tne 3.6th January 1940 with a cargo
oi ii£>3 a tons oi Fuel Oil and 996 tons of Diesel Oil.
.(iii) T» v. ’’Barbara” (Italian) arrived .here on the
ibtn and lei t on the 18th January 1940 with a cargo of
44c7 tons of Gas Oil.
(iv) 'f»V" ’’Aaese Maersk 5 ' (Danish) arrived here on the
B0tri and left on the 21st January 1940 with a car^o of
9895 tons of Fuel Oil.
(v) f.V« !? Beaumont* ? (Norwegian)
the 25tn and left on the 26th January 1940 wit!
of 6519 tons of White Kerosene.
6- Movements of British Officials
an) arrived here on
car .o
(i) I left for Kuwait b, air on the i9th to meet
the Honourable 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 The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran.
and returned on the 28th January . • ' .
(ii) Reference paragraph 2 of ray Intelli^enci
1 of 1940o
au miner.
Rai Sahib R.B. Nariani left on the loth January'
for Karachi after inspecting the local'Post Office.
9. British Interests
Referenee 8
3Umalar■*, Ko. i of 1940.
of my intelligence
Mr. B•H. Lermitte of Petroleum Concessions Limited
returned on the- 20th January from cue TrueicHL Coast.
-6“ Local Aifair s
There was a severe storm in the middle of the mpntn
and considerable damage was caused, though tnere we a e
fortunately very few casualties.
j.\ bar . e containin^ some ii6 cases of ci v xicvini te
beiorr.ini to the Bahrain Petroleum company (ust-a in
marine seismograph work) aril ted ashore near auacis on
the north west coast of gatar, where it was salveu oy^
local people. All but one of tne cases were recovered
and the ShaiKh of -.atar is senainp tnem bac,,.
,n i) jy, gc; reported that on trie fast :i• i• boat i.iiicji
called here on the 22nd January on its w&:„: to Tnaia
there were 24 Germans who nau been sppreuendec. i.n gv
ana were bein 5 taken to -India under Royal Air force esoox o

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The volume 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 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:

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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