'File 10/1 IV Bahrain Oil Concession' [3r] (20/476)
The record is made up of 1 volume (238 folios). It was created in 31 Jul 1933-4 Oct 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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P»Z • 4644/33.
js N GLO SURE IN C QLONIAL OFF IC
I am directed by 3
Lister to refer to the letti
(Ho,18135/11/33) of the lit)
(No.T & M 17486) of tile 181]
Petroleum Company * s oil con
you that further questions ]
tnis concession upon which :
2. The points on whicJ
out of Gonaitlon C schedules
of June 1930, a copy of whi<
Office letter under referen*
Oonaitlon however, enclosed with this
By this Condition, the Bahn
to maintain at all timea in
the Company♦s "Chief Local J
shall he approved by His m s
the sole representative of 1
direct with the local autho]
and who shall communicate wJ
through the British Politico
Condition goe s on to provide
after the Company starts to
lesser period as the Company
T Hi2 TRSAStlHY SOLICITOR.
• A 5\ < .
K J y §T ' ^ / 4 S./Lc:/,
SNCLOaUHS BJ COLONIAL OFFICE COVERING LluTT&ti DATED
31st JULY 1933,
31st July 1933,
I am airected. by -oecrotary sir Philip cunliffe-
Lister to refer to from this Department
'1 tile 11th of ik£tv and to your reply
(No a8135/11/33) of the 11th of
(No.i' & M 17486) of the 18th of May regarding the Bahrein
Petroleum Company's oil concession in Bahrein, and to inform
you that further questions have arisen in connection with
this concession upon which your advice is desired.
2. The points on which your advice is sought arise
out oi Condition C scheduled to the Indenture of the 12th
ox oune 1930, a copy ox which accompanied the Colonial
office letter under reference, a copy of Condition q is,
however, enclosed with this letter for ease of reference.
By this Condition, the Bahrein Petroleum Company are required
to maintain at all times in Bah re in an official to be styled
the Company's "Chief Local Representative", whose appointment
shall be approved by His Majesty*s Government, who shall be
the sole representative of the Company empowered to deal
direct with the local authorities and population in Bahrein,
and who shall communicate with the sheikh of Bahrein only
through the British 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 Bahrein, me
Condition goes on to pro viae that for the first five years
after the Company starts to operate in Bahrein, or for such
lesser period as the Company may operate in that territory,
THs TREASURY solicitor.
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The volume mainly contains correspondence, telegrams and notes of meetings 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 Secretary of State for India, the Financial Adviser to the Government in Bahrain, Charles Darlymple Belgrave, and representatives of the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited (BAPCO) on the Bahrain Oil Concession. The volume also contains correspondence and notes of meetings on the aquisitition of oil rights over an additional area, including the territorial waters of the Bahrain Islands. There are also letters in Arabic to and from the Sheikh of Bahrain, Hamad Bin Issa Al-Khalifah, and confidential correspondence regarding the resignation of Major Holmes from Chief Local Representative of BAPCO, and the translation of a speech read in his honour by Ali bin Hussein (folios 201-203). Some of the documents in the volume are marked as confidential. There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 217-227).
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- 1 volume (238 folios)
The documents in the volume are arranged in chronological order. There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 217-227). The index is arranged chronologically and refers to documents within the volume; it gives brief description of the correspondence with a reference number in ink crayon or pencil, which refers back to that correspondence in the volume.
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The main foliation sequence is circled in pencil, at the top of each folio. It begins on the first page of writing, on number 2, and runs through to 233, ending on the inside of the back cover of the volume.
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