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'File 10/21 (10/1 B) Bahrain Oil Concession: Proposal by the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited to install radio telephones' [‎12r] (25/256)

The record is made up of 1 file (128 folios). It was created in 1 Dec 1933-9 Apr 1942. 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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Telegram:- 1/27.
Prom:- Resident Bushire.
To:- Political Bahrain.
Repeated:- Secretary or State lor India.
No:- 1101.
Datea:- 7th (received dtia) December 193o.
Addressea 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. ,BaJarain,repeatea to
Secretary ol State for India.
Your telegram of otii Instant,boo.
Prima lacie question aoes not seem so urgent as to
have necessitated telegrapmc reference ana it looics as
it Company were trying to employ their customary hustling
tactics.
Every request of Company for something to which they
are not strictly entitled (as in present instance) before
being granted must be carefully considered in the light of
a possible bargain counter having regard to the many
amend(ment)s which His Majesty's G-overnment wish to try
and insert in Mining Lease (vide Enclosure 4 ot my Pnntea
^ S k Svtc: Lf. {YJ
Letter No!l3bd-S). In this connection our recent bargaining
experience with Company in Banram must also be borne in
mind.
3. In luture please do not grant any request of Company
or advise Shaikh to do so without reference to me.

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The file is formed by two files put together.

The first part of the file 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 installation of radio telephone systems, to be used solely for telecommunications inside Bahrain and about BAPCO business.

The second part of the file contains later documents, mainly BAPCO advising of their intention of using the radio equipment, from February to March 1942.

There are notes at the end of the first part of the file (folios 82-90)

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1 file (128 folios)
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The file is formed by two files put together. The documents in the file are arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the first part of the file (folios 82-90). The index is arranged chronologically and refers to documents within the file.

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The foliation starts on first page of writing, in pencil in centre top of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. , then from folio 18 in top right corner of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. . The numbering starts with 1-41; 42,42A; 51,51A and carries on until 126, which is the last number given on the last folio of the file. The file is formed by two files together, so an additional foliation sequence starts on folio 93 (numbered 1).

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