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'File 19/163 II (C 77) Nejd-Bahrain Relations' [‎142r] (298/444)

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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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Requested that in any further comrnuni.
>S on this subject the under-mentioned letter
nninber nay be quoted, and the reply
issed to
he Under Secretary of State for India,
Political Department,
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. ,
London, s.w. 1.
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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. ,
WHITEHALL,
LONDON, S.W. 1.
- ay, 1939.
bus !~ : ; r e reside ncy
No......
Date.
CONFIDENTIAL RECORDS
Sir,
With reference to your express letter of the IGth
November ^ No. 577-8 of 1938 ^ regarding the claim of the
Saudi Arabian Government to certain islands lying between
Bahrein and the mainland ? I am directed "by the Secretary of
State to forward for your consideration a copy of a demi-
official letter from the Foreign Office enclosing a copy of
24th April, with enclosure. ) of despatch No.40/ dated the 2nd March;
from His Majesty's Minister at Jedda on this subject.
2, As the assertions of the Saudi Arabian Government
are in conflict with those made in para.5 of your letter
regarding the position of Bain as Saghir in relation oo
Umm Na'san and the position of Bain al Kabir in relation
to the mainland and to Bahrein Island, I am to request
that 5 as suggested "by the Foreign Office, steps may be
taken, with such expert assistance as may be available, to
obtain more precise information as to the location of the
two islands, and that the results of these investigations
may be submitted by you in due course, together with youi
observations on Sir Reader Builard's despatch.
3. A copy of this letter and its enclosures is being
sent to the Government of India, External Affairs Depai tment,
and to 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. , Bahrein.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
Hon'ble Lieut. Col. Sir T.G.W.
Powle, K.G.I.E. , C.B.E.,^ ^ ^
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 tne Persian Guii.
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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)
Arrangement

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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