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'File 19/163 II (C 77) Nejd-Bahrain Relations' [‎74r] (160/444)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (207 folios). It was created in 3 Mar 1932-30 Dec 1939. 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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D.O. No. C/212-l.a
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Dated the 1st April 1939.
B' '5'-' ! prr HEO'CfNCY..
The mail has been delayed and I have just time to
let you know, with reference to my demi-official letter
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No. C/200-A dated the 28th March 1939, that Ihn Saud has

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now telegraphed accepting Shaikh Hamad's invitation to him
to come to Bahrain after the Has Tanura opening ceremony.
The Shaikh, of course, is delighted, and the Family are at
any rate relieved that this will prevent him from following
out the somewhat undignified plan of going across to Has
Tanura even without an invitation.
2. The King has also telegraphed to Abdul Aziz al Qosaibi
asking him to inform the Shaikh that he accepted the invitation I jl
on condition that His Highness gave him no presents. Of course J
there will be presents, but still it is a very unusual message
to send.
3. As far as I can discover the final dates for the Has
Tanura ceremony have not yet been fixed, but Ibn Saud will
presumably be here sometime in the first week of May, and
locally it is expected that he will stay three days. If this
is right there will be no opportunity for me to give a dinner
for the King, but I shall be grateful for any instructions
in regard to offers of hospitality and courtesies generally.
■onourable Lieutenant-Colonel
Sir Trenchard Fowle, K.C.I.E., C.B.E.,
Political Hesident 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. ,
Yours sincerely.

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This file contains correspondence regarding relations between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

The topics discussed in the file include the signing of a Treaty of Extradition between the Government of Bahrain and the Government of Hejaz-Nejd, a visit made by Amir Saud to Bahrain, visits made by Ibn Saud to Kuwait and Bahrain and territorial issues between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia related to a number of islands between their coasts. The activities of the Bahrain Petroleum Company and the Californian Arabian Standard Oil Company are also discussed.

Two maps of Bahrain and its vicinity are contained on folio 156b and folio 157b. The maps contain information related to oil deposits and facilities.

A bi-lingual (Arabic and English) copy of the Treaty of Extradition between the Government of Bahrain and the Government of Hejaz-Nejd is contained on folios 6-9.

Extent and format
1 volume (207 folios)

File is arranged in chronological order, from earliest at beginning of the file to most recent at end.

An index of topics contained in the file is contained on folio 2a. The index utilises the uncircled foliation system.

Physical characteristics

A bound correspondence volume. The main foliation sequence commences at the titlepage and terminates at the 5th sheet from the back of the volume; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and can be found in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

A second foliation sequence runs between f 3 and f 193; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled and are located in the same position as the main sequence.

A set of index numbers corresponding with the index at the back run through the volume; these numbers are written in red crayon and are circled. Foliation errors: 2A and 2B; 156A and 156B; 157A and 157B; 164A and 164B.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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