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Coll 30/184 'Bahrein: Council of Regency during Sheikh's absence from Bahrein.' [‎4r] (7/42)

The record is made up of 1 file (19 folios). It was created in 26 May 1936-17 Aug 1939. 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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(Received under Bahrain mated Letter jMo* 0/430-4/11 of the
18th «*uly, 1939) •
The Palace
Dated r“ '
Hamad bin Isa al Khalifah
H.B.M 1 s 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. ,
After Compliments,
We have the honour to inform you that we
have appointed the follov/ing persons as a Council
of Regency to act on our behalf during our absence
in India:-
Shaikh Abdulla bin Isa C,I.E,
Shaikh Salman bin Hamad
Mr, C, Dalrymple Belgrave C.B.S.
They will be responsible for the administrat
ion of our Government and for all matters concerning
the safety and welfare of our people.
Usual ending.
Seal of Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah.

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The file concerns arrangements for the administration of Bahrain in the absence of the Ruler, Shaikh Sir Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah [Ḥamad bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah].

Correspondence from Charles Darymple Belgrave, the Adviser to the Government of Bahrain, dated 1936, sets out the arrangements for the administration of the state during the absence in Europe of the Ruler and Belgrave himself. The arrangements cover the police, finances, the creation of a council consisting of two family members, correspondence, health, land, and related matters.

Further correspondence sets out the composition of a Council of Regency in 1938 and 1939.

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 (19 folios)

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 (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 21; 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.

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