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'File 10/10 II Bahrain Additional Area' [‎51r] (101/104)

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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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Confidential
Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
Bahrain,
9th November, 1949.
No,C/L-406.
To
The Chief Local Representative
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Bahrain Petroleum Company Ltc
Awali.
Dear Sir,
I am Instructed by His Excellency the Political
Resident in the 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. to inform you that I have
addressed His Highness the Shaikh of Bahrain regarding
the Fasht Bu Saafah as indicated in the letter to His
.c\
Highness No.C/L-406 of to-day^ date a copy of which V x N \x
I enclose. v
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2. I am also to remind you of the communication re-
garding the shoal in question (and Ashira) made to you
in 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's letter No.C/1190-10/14,
dated the ?2nd December, 1941.
3. I am further to say that in the light of these com
munications it is for your company to decide whether to
continue for the time being with your work at Fasht Bu
Saafah or not. In regard to it you will recognise that
circumstances may have changed in the considerable period
since His majesty's Government gave conditional approval to
your operations on that shoal and it is suggested that it
may not be wise for your company in its own interest to
incur expenditure in a place which it may well have to sur
render.
Yours faithfully,
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. .

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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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