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'File 10/1 VI Bahrain Oil Concession' [‎104r] (224/468)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (231 folios). It was created in 1 Dec 1933-19 Feb 1934. 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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not misunderstand It if one warned hlrn that in the
event of trouble it would probably he necessary to
request the removal of the offending party.
Mr. Ballantyne interrupted to say that the Company had
consistently been most anxious to work harmoniously
in the Gulf and had taken special pains about the
selection of personnel. He could assure me that any
man of the party who misbehaved would be removed long
before any official protest could be made.
3. I went on to say that this was possibly a
delicate subject but that we felt we had reason to
compfein of a recent failure of liaison. There seemed
to be an increasing tendency for the Company to deal
direct with Bahrein without keeping London fully
informed. As Mr. Ballantyne was aware, four departments
here were closely concerned with the working of this
concession, and it was most important that we should be
kept in touch direct with all developments in connection
with it. in recent cases neither Mr. Ballantyne nor the
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. had had information of the Company's
intentions. M embarrassing situation might arise
unless liaison was Improved. If he thought it desirable
he was at full liberty to inform the Company that we had
protested officially and were anxious that the situation
should be improved.
Mm. Ballantyne said that as regards the
expert submarine party the Company were not to be
taken as accepting our proposition that they could have
been/

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The volume contains 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 Dalrymple Belgrave, and representatives of the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited on the acquisition of land on Sitra Island, under the prospecting license for the purpose of ships anchorage, on a refinery to be built on Bahrain Island, and on the employment of United States' personnel in Bahrain.

There are several maps in the volume:

  • Sketch Map of Sitra Island and Sitra Channel, off the coast of the Bahrain Island (f. 15);
  • 'Sketch "D" Layout of Ships Anchorage' (f. 72);
  • 'Sketch "E" Channel Marking Buoys' (f. 73);
  • blue print of 'Area to be Reserved for Permanent Camp' (f. 138);
  • blue print of 'SUBMARINE LINE TERMINAL' (f. 157).

The volume also includes: crew list of people on board the Standard Oil of California's tank ship El Secundo , sailed from San Pedro, California, to Bahrain. (folios 149-151) and newspaper cuttings about the discovery of oil in the Gulf. There are letters in Arabic to and from the Sheikh of Bahrain, Hamad Bin Issa Al-Khalifah.

There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 206-220).

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1 volume (231 folios)
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The documents in the volume are arranged in chronological order. There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 206-220). 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.

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The main foliation is encircled in pencil at the top of each folio. The numbering begins on the first page of writing, on number 1, then it carries on until 71, 71A, 72, and it runs through to 225, which is the last number given, on the back cover of the volume. There are also two incomplete foliation sequences.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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