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'File 10/1 XI Bahrain Oil Concession' [‎43r] (100/494)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (245 folios). It was created in 24 Dec 1934-8 May 1935. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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5th January 1SS5.
Just & line, wltn reference to ray letter «o:C/6-10/.l
dated the 5th January 1935 about the lining Itease, to say
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that Mr, ^avies asked if he could be present, as-a matter of
personal interest, when the Shaikh sealed the m inin$ uease.
In the past X have always taken such things to him along anc
I explained to Mr. tavies that : should have been del-- ghted
to take his, but that I feared that, if he ^ere there, some
Innocent remark, or question of the bhaikn's, might start the s
event proved this fear was
whole discussions over again.
not unfounded as the ^ha 1 kh a..: .v. ask m souse -atrstlons, v^hich 1
might have lead to our being at'.li talking if any one of the
Company's people had been tnore I
2, 1 Just mention this In case ^r. Br-llantyne thinks \t
queer that the signing was not done w th everyone there.
3, .1 enclose a copy
signing by the representatives of the Company.
Davies and «ix .were present (and also %prti^.
few v.ords which I said at the
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ssrs Russell
"ieut-Colonel T.C.Fovrle,
Political Hesldent,
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The volume contains minutes of meetings at Office of the Secretary of State for India in London, and correspondence and telegrams between the 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. in Bahrain, 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 Bushire, the Financial Adviser to the Government in Bahrain, Charles Darlymple Belgrave, and representatives of the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited (BAPCO) on the Mining Lease and on personnel, infrastructures and facilities of the BAPCO's terminal on Sitra Island.

The volume incluses:

  • mining cease contract signed by the Sheikh of Bahrain, Hamad Bin Issa Al-Khalifah on 29 December 1934 (f. 30);
  • technical drawing of 'Diagram of SITRA TERMINAL TANK LINK-UP' (ff. 58-66A);
  • 'Abstracts of accounts of oil measured during 1934';
  • 'Statement on Royalty due to the Sheikh of Bahrain for the year 1934' (ff. 169-171).

There are letters in Arabic, to and from the Sheikh of Bahrain.

There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 218-234).

Extent and format
1 volume (245 folios)

The documents in the volume are arranged in chronological order. There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 218-234). The index is arranged chronologically and refers to documents within the volume; it gives brief description of the correspondence with a reference number, which refers back to that correspondence in the volume.

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The foliation starts on the first page with writing (5th folio) and ends on the last. Numbering is encircled, in pencil in top right corner of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. .

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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