'File 10/1 VII Bahrain Oil Concession'

IOR/R/15/2/394

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The record is made up of 1 volume (253 folios). It was created in 19 Feb 1934-15 Apr 1934. 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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The volume contains 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. at 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. at Bushire, the Financial Adviser to the Government in Bahrain, Charles Dalrymple Belgrave, and representatives of the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited on the acquisition of land on Sitra Island under the prospecting license for the purpose of ships anchorage, on telecommunication and on administrative matters.

The volume includes:

  • 'Abstract of accounts of oil measured during 1933, and statement of royalty due to the Shaikh of Bahrain for 1933' (f. 125);
  • 'Oil Statement for 1933', including: status of Bahrain wells, list of employees, description of Camp buildings (ff. 126-133 and ff. 183-190);
  • documents on the Agreement between Air Ministry Imperial and International Communications Limited (I.& I.C. LTD.) to create a Bahrain wireless Station (ff. 206-208).

The volume also contains newspaper cuttings on oil in the Gulf and a printed map: 'General Map of BAHREIN [sic] ISLAND, 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. ', produced by the Geological Department of the Bahrain Petroleum Company Ltd (folio 191B).

There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 229-241).

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1 volume (253 folios)
Arrangement

The documents in the volume are arranged in chronological order. There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 229-241). 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 main foliation sequence is in pencil, encircled and can be found in the top right corner of each folio. The numbering starts on the first page of writing, with 1A and 1B; then 2-90; 91A and 91B; 92-135; 136A and 136B; 137-190; 191A and 191B; 192-194; 195A and 195B and then it carries on until 241, which is the last number given on the last page of writing. A second foliation system runs between folios 2-241, these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled (with the exception of numbers 202-208 which are) and may be found in the top right corner of each folio: 1A and 1B; 91A and 91B; 136A and 136B; 191A and 191B; 195A and 195B.

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English in Latin script
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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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Archive reference
IOR/R/15/2/394
Former external reference(s)
Confidential files: 10/1 VII

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19 Feb 1934-15 Apr 1934 (CE, Gregorian)

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