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'File 10/10 II Bahrain Additional Area' [‎44r] (87/104)

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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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25th September, 19^9
His Highness Sheikh Sir Sulman bin Hamad al Khalifah, K.C.I.E
Ruler of Bahrain,
Bahrain, 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. .
After Greetings:
We have been engaged in various exploratory
activities in the general area lying north, north-east
and east of the Island of Bahrain, embracing the area
particularly shown and described upon the plan (annexed
to this letter) within the line coloured red thereon
and which plan is duly signed by us.
We are gratified to inform Your Highness that
this area within the red line has developed manifestations
of a possible oil structure which warrant further
exploratory and possible drilling and development
activities.
We have therefore proceeded upon the under
standing with Your Highness that the area within the red
line on the plan annexed to this letter, lies within the
domain of Your Highness but we pray Your Highness to
confirm to us at this Juncture that such area does in
fact lie within your domain. We deem specific advice
from you to this effect necessary in order that we may
be correctly advised concerning our obligations under
the concessions we hold from you so that we may act to
protect our rights and to perform our obligations to
Your Highness.
We have the honour to be.
Your Highness 1 s Obedient Servants,
THE BAHREIN PETROLEUM COMPANY LIMITED.
H. M. Brown.
Chief Local Representative

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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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'File 10/10 II Bahrain Additional Area' [‎44r] (87/104), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/431, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023333161.0x000058> [accessed 22 November 2019]

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