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'File 28/14 Labour employed by the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited, Bahrain' [‎205r] (410/525)

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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India 19 have no meaningt and I think tharafora that tha
Company 1 a omission to nantion this paragraph in thair latter
under rafaranoa, may show that they only contemplate aending
tha employee baak to hia place of recruitment i«e* Bahrain* Tha
vordingf however, is ••place of recruitment in India * and wa
might therefore use this to auggeat to tha Company that tha
worda "port of dtaemterkation nearest to hia hone town In India' 1
be substituted for them*
(c) Paragraph 14* Tha same amendment must be made to
tha worda "place of recruitment ,, in this paragraph* Wa nay
agree to the Company'a offer of half tha coat of transportation;
but should, X think, insist on a clearer definition of the food
allowance* X suggest that the Company ahould pay fUll food
allowance for the Journey Bahrain - Karachi/Bombay. The
Ccqpany 9 a proposal to pay no salary for travel time is
reasonable, and may be accepted* (This paragraph will require
drafting in full before it ia again pat before the Company, and
on hearing your views on the above points I will submit my
draft to you before I embody it in a letter to the Company)*
(d) Paragraph 19* This is superfluous In view of
paragraphs 12 and 14, and may be omitted*
(a) Paragraph 20* Wa may accept this* X do not;
think it is necsssary to make tha Company refer to the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company.
before granting permission, or to make any provision for deposit
of their fares back to India* Cases of families left destitute
In Bahrain are likely to be extremely rare, and unnecessary
complications would be inv^yed by such a provision*
(f) paragraph 22* This should be paragraph 21, para*
graph 22 being the axtoitration clause* Wa may agree, as there
is no nsed to define a phrase which will not occur in the
contract*
X have the honour to be.
Sir,
Your most obedient servant,
Captaii.,
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. ,
f^lc , i Bahrain*
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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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