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Coll 30/32 'Persian Gulf, Bahrein: Visits to London of Sheikh's Brother. Visit to America of Sheikh's Brother' [‎41r] (81/96)

The record is made up of 1 file (46 folios). It was created in 9 Jun 1932-21 Jul 1937. 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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heavily engaged at the moment hut that I would convey
to him the Sheikh’s desire to he received and had no
douht that if arrangements could he made he would welcome
the opportunity of making the Sheikh’s acquaintance.
The Sheikh’s explanation of his visit seemed
quite satisfactory, and if Colonel Biscoe, to whom we
telegraphed for observations last night, sees no objection
he might he granted an interview by the Secretary of
State and possibly he presented to the King at a Garden
Party. But until we receive the Political Resident’s
reply there is nothing to he done.
It may he added that the Sheikh referred to
the fact that the Pea^rling Season had been particularly
had and that there had been a great falling off in
receipts. In these circumstances the news which he had
recently had from Bahrein that the American Drillers had
succeeded in tapping oil was particularly encouraging
as it would ease the difficult financial position of the
St at e .

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This file contains correspondence between British officials concerning two foreign trips made by Shaikh Muhammad bin Isa al-Khalifa, a brother of Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Ruler of Bahrain.

The two trips discussed are a visit that Shaikh Muhammad made to the United States of America in 1939 as a guest of Standard Oil Company of California (folios 2-3) and a private visit made to London in 1932 during which it was arranged for him to meet King George V (folios 4-47).

In addition to internal correspondence between British officials, the file contains two hand written letters that were sent by Shaikh Muhammad to John Gilbert Laithwaite of 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. in June 1932 (folios 31-32).

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 (46 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 48; these numbers are written in pencil 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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Coll 30/32 'Persian Gulf, Bahrein: Visits to London of Sheikh's Brother. Visit to America of Sheikh's Brother' [‎41r] (81/96), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3746, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100055964444.0x000052> [accessed 13 November 2019]

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