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'File 10/1 IV Bahrain Oil Concession' [‎53r] (120/476)

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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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Iviajor iiolraes rang up to ask whether there waa any
oLjeotion to his visiting tiie Sliaiisii on personal, matters. He
felt he was "being kept away from him,especially after the
I cancellation of the meeting to which he had. "been asked bv the
Shaikh on the 19th August 1933.
S. I assmud Major Holmes that there was nothing to
prevent his calling on matters unconnected with Oil,and he
admitted that there might only be muddles and misrepresentations
if ne did go against the present scheme for 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.
to be present and therefore he was the first to wish to abide
by the arrangement and safeguard his Company.
3, He intimated he would like something to confirm the
fact that he had been told that the Meeting on the 19th August
Smi}
.1.933 was "off* 1 as far as he > as concerned and that he would
write me on the matter.
22-8-iy33

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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)
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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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