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'File 10/1 II Bahrain Oil Concession' [‎8r] (30/495)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (246 folios). It was created in 1 Feb 1933-23 Jun 1933. 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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d .O.No:G/46.
Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
Baliraiii, tiie 1st Februnry 1933.
Dear feiajor
• itli reference to your letter aateci the HVth January
1933 anci to our conversation on the 1st February 1933.1
enclose a copy of the proposed Sub-Agreement ailing witn an
alteration to the Concession Agreement of the Bahrain Oil
Concession of December '^ncl, 1925,with the aclaition of the phrase
omitted in the rabic version and vdth a few minor alterations
in the Arabic.
2. I have also altered the word "of" to the word M in"
xii ine mention in Article iX(a) of the Political "e si dent 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. .
3. Xou kindly said that you ?/ould let me nave thirteen
copies of the reprint which you propose to have made in Basrah.
In the meantime I will con uaicate a corrected copy to the
Bahrain Government so that there may be no delay in considering
the matter.
To ur s s i nc e re ly,

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The volume contains telegrams and correspondence exchanged between Major Frank Holmes, Chief Local Representative of the Bahrein Petroleum Company Limited (BAPCO), the Colonial Office, 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 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. . Most correspondence is about the discovery of oil in well number 2, the negotiations for the oil concession and the method for measuring oil for royalty purposes.

The volume also contains some documents in Arabic: several letters from the Sheikh of Bahrain Hamad Bin Issa Al-Khalifah and an indenture between BAPCO and the Sheikh (folios 19-21).

There are file notes at the end of the volume (folios 229-236).

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1 volume (246 folios)

There are file notes at the end of the volume (folios 229-236). The notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the volume; they give brief description of correspondence with a reference number which refers back to that correspondence in the file.

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There are two foliation sequences. The most complete sequence is encircled, in pencil, at the top of each folio. It begins on the second folio, on number 2, then it continues with 2A, 2B; 3-122; 123, 123A, and runs through to 242, which is the last number given, on the back cover of the volume. Another sequence, which is incomplete, is written in pencil, in the top right corner.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 10/1 II Bahrain Oil Concession' [‎8r] (30/495), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/389, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 9 December 2019]

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