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'File 28/14 Labour employed by the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited, Bahrain' [‎204r] (408/525)

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. 1219-28/14
Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
Bahrain, the 10th August 1933
From
The Officiating; 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.
To
m.
The Hon'ble 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. f Bushlr^e
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Sir,
Z have th« honour to r«f«r to correapondonoe rooting
olth Captain QaUoooy'o lottor Ho. 1073-19/226 datod tho Uth
JUno 1938 to tho Political Ag«nt f and to anolooo • copy of
a lettor which X have received fro* the Chief Local
Hoprooentatlve, Tho Bahrain Petroleum Company United,Bahrain.
8* My ooononta on hie propooala are ae followei-
(a) Paragrapha a, 3, 4 and 6* Those are perfectly
etrelght forward Mdlfleatlcno of tho contract being uaod for
Mployeoo recruited In India (enclosure to lottor
Ho* 1341/34-A dated tho 9th Roveaber 1936 from tho Chief
Secretary to the Boobay Oovemment to tho Hon'blo tho
Political Hesldent In tho Poroian Gulf aa amended by hie
•T' latter No. 1341/34-A dated the 16th Ncveaber 1936). Wo may
agree to tho modifications propoeed.
(b) Paragraph 13. Tho Onqsany are undertaking to
provide tho full fare back to India In tho caae of
"tormlnatlen for cause" (since they do not propooo any
modification of tho Bcmbay contrsct). This is poosibly
because the employee reoelvee no notice, or wagoa In lion
of notice, In ouch cases. Bat in tho case of locally
recruited Indiana, the words "The place of reoruitment la
India/

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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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