ARRANGEMENT OF VOLUMES
I 1924-1937; II Ten-year summary(1926-1937) 1937-1941; III 1942-1946; IV 1947-1951; V 1952-1956; VI 1957-1961 (1962: withdrawn); VII 1963-1966; VIII 1967-1970
The Reports for the years 1924–1937 were prepared in typescript. This edition has been reprinted from apparently the only surviving text, a set of carbon copies now in poor condition. The new edition makes every attempt to conserve the legibility of the early material. The typescript Reports - the very existence of which has not been generally known hitherto - are contained in Volume I.
The 'summaries of events' - i.e. the usual narrative report accompanying the budget section - are missing from the years 1935-36 and 1936-37. While it is possible that the text has been lost, there are indications that Belgrave was prevented from writing these sections by pressure of other work; he composed the 1926-1936 Ten-Year Summary at this time. The Ten-Year Summary is the earliest material in the series to be printed, and is included at the head of Volume II of the present edition. Thereafter the Reports are collected in approximately five-year groups per volume. The Report for 1962 was withdrawn by the Bahrain Government and cannot be included in this edition.
The typescript reports for the years 1924-1937 are reprinted from microfilm masters. The printed Reports thereafter have been reduced slightly from their original foolscap size. This published edition brings the complete sequence of Reports together for the first time. The numerous photographs have been carefully reproduced, the colour printing of certain graphs and diagrams has been retained, and the many fold-out charts have been printed separately and tipped in by hand. The Reports are published in the following sequence of volumes.