'File 10/1 IV Bahrain Oil Concession' [20r] (54/476)
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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JVIr. Ballantyne of the Bahrein Petroleum Company
to-day called (at his request) to discuss the Colonial
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Office letter of 28th July,
2° Mr. Ballantyne said that his Company had been
considerably disturbed by that letter, copies of v<hich
tney had sent to their iguerican principals by the mail
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oi i j.ciay last, a copy hctd c^-lso been gjiven to Ivajor
Holmes before his departure for the Gulf by the air mail
of 2b ; tii July, Ihey were chiefly disturbed because they
aid not understand its meaning. What was its object?
3 ' I said that the object of the letter was to
convey the Sheikh of Bahrein's repudiations of Major
Holmes's statements specified in it in regard to the
offer alleged to have been made by His Excellency.
Its effect was that it would be necessary for the
Company go start agairi. They were at present
corresponding on the basis of an offer which the sheikh
Ballantyne said he understood the position.
He thought it fair at the same time to say that in the
s-uort discussion on the telephone and personally which
he hcid had with Ifejor Holmes bef ore the latter* s
departure on Saturday, Iviajor Holmes had told a very
dixfbient story from the Sheikh, and in particular had
repudiated the suggestion that the interviews were not
iiiifciac ,,j Dy His Excellency. He had oeen given an amended
version of the offer to take out for submission.
^ s^id that that would, of course, have to be
submitted through 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. . Mr, Ballantyne
agreed, I said we attached great importance to a strict
compliance with the terms of the Indenture of June 12th
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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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