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'File 10/10 II Bahrain Additional Area' [‎4r] (7/104)

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The record is made up of 1 file (52 folios). It was created in 31 Dec 1947-9 Nov 1949. 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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Translation of letter dated l^^Safar 1367/ v from His
Highness Shaikh Sir Sulman bin Hamad AlKhalifah, KCIE.,
Bahrain to C.J. Pelly, Esquire, O.B.E., I.C.S., H.B.M f s
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. , Bahrain.
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I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your
letter No.C/1226 dated 23rd December 1947, dealing with
the sea which lies between Bahrain and Q,atar.
2. We wish to point out that since the time that our
ancestors conquered Bahrain from their town of Zubara
until the present day the seas lying between our Eastern
coast and the western coast of the C^atar peninsular have
been under our control and we have held domination over
the islands, shoals and reefs which exist in these waters.
Our people own fishing rights, which have never been
disputed, in the waters inside this area.
3. During the lengthy negociations between our
Government and the two oil companies, Bahrain Petroleum
Company and Petroleum Concessions Limited who were competing
for an oil concession in the seas belonging to Bahrain,
in 1938 and 1939, many discussions took place and maps
and plans were made showing the sea area which was the
subject of the negociations. These negociations were
carried on through H.B.M's 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. who was either
present during the meetings or who was provided with a
detailed note about all matters which were discussed.
The sea area which we were then prepared to lease to
the companies between the coasts of Bahrain and ^atar
was from and including the island of Jinan, the most
southern island of the Hawar Group, to a point approxi
mately 10 miles north east of Fasht al Dibal. It was
at no time suggested by H.B.M f s 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. that
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The file contains correspondence and telegrams between the Sheikh of Bahrain, Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifah, the Sheikh of Qatar, Abdullah Bin Qasim Al Thani, 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 and representatives of the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited (BAPCO), on the division of the sea-bed between Bahrain and Qatar, notably the Hawar Islands and Deebel and Jaradeh shoals.

There are letters in Arabic and a map of Bahrain (folio 45).

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1 file (52 folios)
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The documents in the file are arranged in chronological order.

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The foliation is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of each folio. The numbering begins on the front cover of the file, on number 1 and it carries on until 51, which is the last number given on the last page of writing. There is another foliation, incomplete and misplaced: the numbering starts with 4 on the first page of writing (folio 2) and ends with 136 (folio 31); missing folios: 6-23; 25-35; 38-42; 43-44; 49-54; 59-65; 67-74; 82-87; 88-95; 97-129; 133-135.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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