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Coll 30/70 'Bahrain: Amendment of contracts of Capt Parke, Commandant of Police, & Mr Belgrave, Adviser to the Sheikh of Bahrain: leave of Mr Belgrave, etc.' [‎85r] (169/379)

The record is made up of 1 file (188 folios). It was created in 13 Mar 1930-24 Mar 1948. 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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In a letter of the same date to Mr. Metcalfe,
Colonel Loch said a man called Luard, at the time employed
by the A.P.O.C.* was a suitable candidate for the post*
In their telegram of 1st August 1934 (P.Z.5533/34)
the Gov ernment of India approved the proposal generally
as an experimental measure for one year provided the
Sheikh was agreeable.
In a letter to Mr. laithwaite dated September 6th
1934 (P.Z.5856/34) Colonel Loch forwarded a draft Contract
for Mr. Luard,saying that the sheikh had approved of the
terms and of Mr. Luard»s appointment, and that Colonel
Fowle had suggested approaching the A.P.O.C. through 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 A.P.O.C. were approached in a letter from this
Office dated 24th September 1934 (P.Z.5856/34) but replied
(P.Z.6043/34) that they did not find themselves able in
existing circumstances to release Mr. Luard from his
engagement to them. It was accordingly deemed impossible
to aarry matters further.
On March 3rd, 1935, Colonel Loch wrote to Colonel
Fowle (P.Z.2721/35) confirming the conclusions reached in
a conversation between them regarding proposals Mr.Belgrave
had made for a revision of his terms of service. Oib of
these conclusions was "that if the pay of the appointment
of Adviser were to be raised, it would be inadvisable to
create a post of Assistant to the Adviser and that, as
Mr. Luard is not available, the proposal should be dropped
and an attempt be made to place responsibilities for some
of the work now done by the Adviser on to others and to
add to his higher clerical staff* 1 . Colonel Fowle forwarded
the proposals in regard to Mr. Belgrave^s terms of service
to the Government of India who agreed (P.Z.3673/35) in their
letter/

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The file concerns the terms of service of British officials working for the Government of Bahrain, principally Charles Dalrymple Belgrave, the Adviser to the Government of Bahrain.

The principal correspondents are 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. ; 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; Belgrave; and officials of the Government of India, the Foreign Office and 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 papers cover: changes to the contracts of Belgrave and Captain L S Parke, Commandant of State Police, Bahrain; discussion of Belgrave's pay, leave, and workload; proposed improvements to Belgrave's terms of employment; proposals to appoint an Assistant Adviser to the Government of Bahrain; the issue of 'nationalist agitation' against Belgrave, including an anonymous petition from the 'Bahrain Island Population' to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, calling for Belgrave's replacement as Adviser, and making complaints about his administration of Bahrain, particularly in terms of education, the courts, and the Bahrain police (folios 40-42); the Bahrain state budget, including a note of discussions at Bahrain on 16 March 1946 between 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. (Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Charles Geoffrey Prior) and Belgrave, which covers all aspects of the administration of Bahrain, and is critical of Belgrave (folios 17-21); and discussion of Belgrave's possible retirement or dismissal.

The file includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (188 folios)
Arrangement

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

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 189; 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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Coll 30/70 'Bahrain: Amendment of contracts of Capt Parke, Commandant of Police, & Mr Belgrave, Adviser to the Sheikh of Bahrain: leave of Mr Belgrave, etc.' [‎85r] (169/379), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3787, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100036542140.0x0000aa> [accessed 15 November 2019]

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