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'File 10/1 IV Bahrain Oil Concession' [‎76r] (166/476)

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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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Sheikh under the mining lease if the
Petroleum Company proceeded to take
one out.
10. on the other hand, the difficulty
in securing modifications of the
mining lease might be greater if we
refused to meet the Company over the
extension of the prospecting licence.
The force of this argument was admitted.
On the other hand, Sir ivaurice Gwyer's
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opinion made it clear that we could
not demand such modifications except
ex gratia , and could not make them a
cond it ion of an extension of the
prospecting licence. We should in any
event he dependent for them on the
goodwill of the Company.. It was
agreed that, unsatisfactory as the
position was, H.M.G. would not he
Justified in advising the Sheikh to
extend the prospecting licence merely
on the chance that as a result the
Company might he better disposed
towards granting certain concessions
in the mining lease (see in this
connection paraSfla below). It was
agreed that 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. :
should immediately be consult ed on
the position generally in the telegram
of which a draft is attached hereto.
ll * Ms it ion of territorial wRteric
under the 1925 Concession . Reference
was made to the correspondence which had
passed between trie 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. and the
Petroleum/

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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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