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'File 6/58 Accession Celebrations on H. E. Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa's accession as the Ruler of Bahrain Islands' [‎57r] (113/664)

The record is made up of 1 file (327 folios). It was created in 29 Jan 1934-12 Feb 1941. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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D.O. No. 95.
Political A.^ency,
Bahrain, the 18th Januai*:, r 1935
My dear Belgrade,
Will you kindly refer to your demi-official
letter dated the 17th January 1935 about the Fancy
Dress Football Match.
There is the Baladijrah Reception early in the
afternoon and later His Excellency Shaikh Sir Hamad* s
dinner, so that I do not think that it will be
possible to fit in a visit to the football.
Please tell the Members of the Bahrain Sports Club
that I am sorry not to be able to be present.
Yours sincerely,
C. Dalrymple Belgrave Esquire,
Adviser to the Bahrain Government,

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The file contains correspondence relating to the celebrations surrounding the anniversary of Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah's [Shaikh Ḥamad bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah] accession as ruler of Bahrain. The correspondence is between the following:

  • the Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. in Bahrain;
  • Shaikh Hamad himself and many of his family members;
  • Charles Dalrymple Belgrave, Adviser to the Government of Bahrain;
  • Claud Cranbrook Lewis DeGrenier, Director of Customs and Port Officer in Bahrain;
  • numerous notables of Manama and Muharraq, such as Yusuf Ahmad Kanoo, Yousuf Abdulrehman Fakhroo, and Abdulaziz Alqosaibi & Bros;
  • the Manama and Muharraq Municipalities;
  • Cartier Limited, the jewellers;
  • numerous foreign residents of Bahrain.

The file covers the anniversary celebrations for each year between 1934 and 1941 and includes:

Folios 284-328 are internal office notes.

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1 file (327 folios)

The file is arranged in chronological order.

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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 329; 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 2-258 and ff 285-325; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 6/58 Accession Celebrations on H. E. Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa's accession as the Ruler of Bahrain Islands' [‎57r] (113/664), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/1276, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 24 September 2023]

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