'File 5/14 Mulla Hafiz'
- Bahrain Political Agency (creator)
Political Agent, Bahrain (creator)
This file contains correspondence between the British Political Agents at Bahrain and Kuwait; the Political Resident in the Persian Gulf at Bushire; the Acting British High Commissioner at Cairo; the Secretary of State for the Colonies; Shaikh ‘Īsá bin ‘Alī Āl Khalīfah; Shaikh Ḥamad bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah; the editors of the Mesopotamia Timesand al-Akhbārnewspapers.These correspondence concern the personality and activities of Ḥāfiẓ Wahbah, known as Mulla Hafiz, formerly an Egyptian schoolmaster operating in Bahrain and an associate of Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah. Within these correspondence are details about Ḥāfīẓ Wahbah's expulsion from Bahrain, his contacts with various newspapers including the Cairo-based al-Akhbārand the Mesopotamia Times, and his activities as the agent of Ibn Sa‘ūd at the Kuwait Conference.Included within these correspondence are the following newspaper extracts in Arabic from al-Akhbār:'Ḥūdāth [sic.] al-baḥrayn' (Events in Bahrain) in issue 680, 17 May 1922 / 20 Ramaḍān 1340 ( f. 40);'Akhbār al-bilād al-‘arabiyyah: akhbār al-baḥrayn' (News from the Arabian Peninsula: Bahrain News) in issue 461, 31 August 1921 / 27 Dhū al-Ḥijjah 1339 (f. 42);'Anbā’ al-sharq: al-ḥūwādith al-kahṭīrah fī al-baḥrayn' (News from the East: Incidents in Bahrain) in issue 576, 12 January 1922 / 14 Jamādī al-Awwal 1340 (f. 43);'Anbā’ al-sharq: al-ḥālah fī al-kūwayt' (News from the East: the Situation in Bahrain) in issue 478, 20 September 1921 / 17 Muḥarram 1340 (f. 44).Folios 2-6 contain signatures in Hebrew script and have been misplaced and relate to 'File 5/13 Sayegah Khadori' (IOR/R/15/2/105).
1 volume (81 folios)
This file is arranged approximately in chronological order.
Foliation: The foliation sequence is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of each folio. It would appear that this file has been foliated and then at a later date conserved and rebound in a different order to the foliation sequence. The foliation sequence appears to reflect the original order of the items, so the reasons behind the rearrangement of the folios are unclear. The folios in the file now run in the following manner: ff.1-48; ff.77-79; ff.65-76; ff.49-64.
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