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'File 19/163 II (C 77) Nejd-Bahrain Relations' [‎147r] (308/444)

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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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6. My comments on YUsuf Yasin's suggestion
are as follows:
(a) It this line were drawn due North and South midway
"between Budaiya (the point nearest the Saudi
mainland) on Manama Island and the Saudi mainland
then it appears to me that LTbaina al Saghir
would fall to the Saudis and Lioaina al Klmbir to
Bahrain.
("b) But Bahrain internationally includes all the
territory under the Bahrain Government in which case
the due North and South line should he drawn midway
"between Umm Na^an, which "by common consent "belongs
to Bahrain, and the Saudi mainland. In this case
it appears to me that "both islands would definitely
fall to Bahrain.
(c) I imagine, however, that the Saudi line if ever
drawn would not he due North and South hut would he
equidistant from "both territories following the
configuration of the coast line. In this case
(1) if the line is equidistant between the Saudi
mainland and the Island of Manama "both Lihaina
al Saghir and lihaina al Khahir would appar
ently fall to Saudi Arabia.
(2) If the line is equidistant "between the Saudi
mainland and Umm Na'san Lihaina al Saghir
would apparently fall to Bahrain and Lihaina
al Khahir prohahly to Saudi Axahia.
7./

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Content

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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