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'File 10/1 XI Bahrain Oil Concession' [‎2r] (18/494)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (245 folios). It was created in 24 Dec 1934-8 May 1935. 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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Ho:C/1005-10/1.
Politic al Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
Bahrain, the "6th December 1924,
To,
The Chief Local Representative, *
The Bahrain Petroleum Company limited,
Bahrain.
Dear Sir,
I beg to refer to the arrangements made at our
meeting on the 2?rd. December 1954 in regard to the signing
of the proposed Mining Lease*
S. I have now received the English typescript and
am arranging to have the Arabic typed in. This should be
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finished by the afternoon of the S7th December: and I
would propose teat the text, both English and Arabic,
should be read pver by responsible representatives of the
Bahrain Petrolepm Company Limited and the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in order
to ensure that there are no errors.
S. I propose that the Assistant 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. and
the Head Munshi A secretary or political assistant working in the British administration in the Gulf, often also providing linguistic interpretation. of the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. should do this on my behalf
and should be glad if you would inform me who will
' ** 1
represent the Company.
4. I would suggest 5.00 p .m a't the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. on the
27th December. ,1 fear that the hour is not a very convenient
one, but I am doubtful whether the typing will be completed
before then, and I am sure that you will agree that it is
desirable to place the final text before His ixcellency
Shaikh Hamad bin 'Isa Al Khalifah. for his approval as early
as possible.
Yours faithfully.
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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
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The volume contains minutes of meetings at Office of the Secretary of State for India in London, and correspondence and telegrams between 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, the 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 Bushire, the Financial Adviser to the Government in Bahrain, Charles Darlymple Belgrave, and representatives of the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited (BAPCO) on the Mining Lease and on personnel, infrastructures and facilities of the BAPCO's terminal on Sitra Island.

The volume incluses:

  • mining cease contract signed by the Sheikh of Bahrain, Hamad Bin Issa Al-Khalifah on 29 December 1934 (f. 30);
  • technical drawing of 'Diagram of SITRA TERMINAL TANK LINK-UP' (ff. 58-66A);
  • 'Abstracts of accounts of oil measured during 1934';
  • 'Statement on Royalty due to the Sheikh of Bahrain for the year 1934' (ff. 169-171).

There are letters in Arabic, to and from the Sheikh of Bahrain.

There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 218-234).

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1 volume (245 folios)
Arrangement

The documents in the volume are arranged in chronological order. There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 218-234). The index is arranged chronologically and refers to documents within the volume; it gives brief description of the correspondence with a reference number, which refers back to that correspondence in the volume.

Physical characteristics

The foliation starts on the first page with writing (5th folio) and ends on the last. Numbering is encircled, in pencil in top right corner of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. .

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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