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Coll 30/184 'Bahrein: Council of Regency during Sheikh's absence from Bahrein.' [‎13r] (25/42)

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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No.1426-6/68
Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
Bahrain, the 28th May 1926
From - Captain T. Hickinbotham, I.A.,
Officiating 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.
To - 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 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. ,
Bushire.
Arrangements concerning administration of the
Bahrain Government in the absence of His Excellency
Shaikh Sir Hamad bin f Isa A1 Khalifan. KCIE..CSI..
and the Adviser to the Bahrain Government.
Sir,
I have the honour to forward a copy of a letter No.
343/1 dated the 25th May 1936 from the Adviser to the
Bahrain Government announcing the arrangements that have
been made for the administration of Bahrain during the
absence of His Excellency Shaikh Sir Hamad bin ’Isa A1
Khalifah, KCIE.,CSI., and Mr. C. Dalrymple Belgrave.
2. The arrangements appear satisfactory.
I have the honour to be.
Sir,
Your most obedient servant,
sd. T. Hickinbotham.
Captain.
Officiating r olitical Agent, Bahrain.

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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)
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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 (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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