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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.' [‎99r] (197/379)

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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Cop*' of deal-off lei* I letter the loth December 19M
from C. D&lpyssple Bei^reve ^aquir^ t Mvlser to the Bauiraln
Government to Gieuten nt-Coionel Gordon Goch, Political
Agent* Bahrain-
^ith reference to »y recent conversation with you
&n4 \Nith Colonel Fov^le regarding the terrs of ny agr^cr^nt,
it wa» suggested X think that I should vrite to vou on the
subject.
Since 1 e&jae here, nearly nine yeor^ ago, the nature
of ry Y?ork anc living cone It Ians In Bahrain have changed very
auch* i.special^.; curing the ia^t tvo i^ara the advent of oil
has brought v^th it far sscre ^ork and greater responsibility
than v.at ever anticipated when I was engaged* Owing to the
influx of huropiuns the co^t of living, servants wages etc.,
hos risen and the Increase :n custo!%s duties uas also contri-
buted tovards higher cost of l,ving* About three ye^rs ago,
on ay o*n suggestion, my pe,y was cut by 1.0;:. At that tirae
there no sure prospect of revenue from oil and o*Ing to
the financial position of the btfete an all round reduction
wag n< ce^sery* Sheikh Hamad wished to exempt me from the
reduction rut this wag of course impossible*
3. In ny a^roocaat It Is provided that I receive an annuel
increment of Hsu SO/- per month rising to t* m&xlirum of v.2,300/-
; .-er month* it would tike ite about another twenty years service
to reach this maxirnum, continuous service in Bahrain for such
a nur oer of years lu %nG®nv-%9 Inconceivable especially as
vhen I came here I had already had over eleven years in the
last In military c>nd adsdnistrstive postfe. I ask fur an
increase of 1.200/- per month on yy present pay.
4. According to cy leave terma I. as* entitled to take home
leave after every tvo years service, actually, in order to
evuid the hot weather In Bahrain T take home leave after every
/two

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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)
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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.' [‎99r] (197/379), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3787, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100036542140.0x0000c6> [accessed 14 October 2019]

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