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'File 10/1 IV Bahrain Oil Concession' [‎9r] (34/476)

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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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Condition C thsit all cowmunici
must be through the British P<
5. Since his appointmex
Patrol sum GoaipaJiy, Major Holme
in Bahrein and elsewhere in tl-
unsatisfactory from the point
Government.
6. With regard to lahrt
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has made serious wls-ftttement
with the Sheikh in May (a) by
Sheikh as having himself put f
Major Holmes whereas the Sheik
reverse was the case (and the
elaborate drafting of the prop
bear out the Sheikh 1 s version)
the Sheikh as having agreed to
and (c) by asserting that cert
were discussed which in fact w
interview.
7. He had used his fre
absences from Bahrein to mix h
matters connected with oil in •
the scope of his duties as GHe
of the Bahrein Petroleum Compai
extraneous activities has been
negotiations with the Sheikh o:
the lastern and General Syndict
interests behind the Syndicate
in Kuwait, during which time h<
in his dealings either with th<
local British authorities in tt
taken a hand in various efforts
interests to obtain oil concess
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. area rand in Me
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2.
General conduct
in Bahrein and
elsewhere.
Condition C that all communications with the Sheikh
must be 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. .
5. Sine® his appointment under the Bahrein
Petroleum Company, Major Holmes 1 general conduct both
in Bahrein and elsewhere 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. has been
unsatisfactory from the point of view of His Majesty'e
Government.
6, With regard to Bahrein, it is clear that he
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has made serious mis-statements regarding his interview
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with the Sheikh in May (a) by misrepresenting the
Sheikh as having himself put forward proposals to
Major Holm.es whereas the Sheikh declares that the
reverse was the case (and the complicated nature and
elaborate drafting of the proposals tend strongly to
bear out the Sheikh* s version); (b) by mierepresenting
the Sheikh as having agreed to scm© of his proposals
and (c) by asserting that certain aspects of the matter
were discussed which in fret were not mentioned at the
interview.
?. He had used his frequent and prolonged
absences from Bahrein to mix himself up in several
matters connected with oil 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. outside
the scope of his duties as CWef Local Representative
of the Bahrein Petroleum Company. The chief of these
extraneous activities has been his protracted
negotiations with the Sheikh of Kuwait on behalf of
the JSastern and General Syndicate and the American
interests behind the Syndicate for an oil concession
in Kuwait, during which time he has been far from open
in his dealings either with the Sheikh or with the
local British authorities in the Gulf. He has also
taken a hand in various efforts on the part of American
interests to obtain oil concessions in other part a of
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. area and in Kajd. In short, it is
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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)
Arrangement

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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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