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'File 28/14 Labour employed by the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited, Bahrain' [‎25r] (50/525)

The record is made up of 1 file (258 folios). It was created in 1 Nov 1935-9 Dec 1938. It was written in English. 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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No.1064
Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
Bahrain, the 22nd April 1936
To
The Chief Local Representative,
The Bahr- in Petroleum Company Limited,
Bahrain.
Dear Sir,
Owing to the increase of personnel of the
Bahrain Petroleum Company due to the work on the
construction of the Refinery, there have, I believe,
been considerably more persons accommodated in the
houses than would ordinarily be the case. The hot
weather is approaching and I should be glad to be
assured that the conditions under which the personnel
of the Company are to live are suitable.
2. I understand that Doctor L.P. Dame attends
cases of sickness or accident among the European and
American personnel and that Doctor R. Holmes attends
those among the Asiatic personnel of the Company, and
that minor cases are treated and urgent cases are
examined, and first aid rendered, by Doctor Lakra, who
is employed by the Company at the New Camp. I should
be glad if yo\i would kindly let me know how the
responsibility of the medical work is divided among
them#
3. I would also request that I may be informed
what arrangements have been made for preserving the
public/

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The file contains correspondence between the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited (BAPCO) representative, the Adviser to the Governement of Bahrain, 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. at Bahrain and 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 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. on the employment of Bahrain, Indian, British and American labour by BAPCO for the construction of the Refinery in Bahrain, and on the working conditions in the BAPCO camps. The file includes draft contracts and correspondence on cases of unlawful emigration from India and Persia to Bahrain and on the working conditions of Indian labour.

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1 file (258 folios)
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The documents in the file are arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the file (folios 231-259). The notes refer to documents within the file; they give a brief description of the correspondence with a reference number, which refers back to that correspondence in the file.

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The main foliation, which should be used for referencing, is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. It begins on the front cover, on number 1, and ends on the last folio of writing, on number 259. There is another foliation sequence, not circled and incomplete.

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