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File 10/5 I Saudi Arabia: Hasa Oil Concession; visit of Major Holmes to Saudi Arabia; Kuwait blockade. [‎60r] (148/496)

The record is made up of 1 volume (245 folios). It was created in 15 Mar 1932-9 Jan 1935. It was written in English. 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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fix in writing. itflie GrOTernment hare the right to change
this bank from time to time proTided that they inform the
company of such action in writing, so as to enable the
company to hare sufficient time to arrange for subsequent
payment to the new bank# It is agreed that the Government
should fix this bank whether in fc^udi Arabia or in the
U.S./. or in England or in Holland, provided that no bank
be fixed in fc*. 1 udi Arabia unless it has a correspondent in
the U.S.A., England or Holland through whom the money can be
remitted to SaSudi Arabia and in case the company pays
in the proper way to the Gorernment any payment through the b
bank or through the correspondent of the bank for the
purpose of its transmission to ba 1 udi Arabia the company
will be then free of any risk in respect of such payment.
It has been agreed that the first payment agreed upon (which
is the preliminary loan and the rent of the first year)
should be paid within a period of tk 15 days as from the
date on which this agreement comes into force (to the
correspondents of the Netherlands Trading Society of Jedda
Sa'udi Arabia) at Hew York or London for its transmission
and handing over to the Gorernment against proper and
correct receipt, the expenses incurred in this connection
will be charged to the company, if this first payment
is not paid in gold it may be paid in pounds sterling at
the rate of exchange at the time the company pays the said
payment to the correspondent of the bank.
/rticle 16. After discorerihg oil in commercial
quantities within a reasonable period, the company may
choose a place in Sa 'udi /rabia for the purpose of
establishing a factory for manufacturing a sufficient
quantity of petrol and kerosene to suffice the needs of
the CJoTernment. It is understood that the requirements
or needs of the Oovernment will not include the sale of the
same on their part inside and outside the country.
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the company should proceed to establish this
factory

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The volume contains correspondence between the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in London, 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 and 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 on the Hasa oil concession in Saudi Arabia, the negotiations of the Standard Oil Company of California for the oil concession in Hasa and the visit of Major Frank Holmes to Riyadh to meet Ibn Saud.

The volume includes correspondence on the Saudi blockade against Kuwait, two copies of the Hasa oil agreement between the Standard Oil Company of California and the Saudi Arab Kingdom (folios 52-68 and 87-102) and correspondence on the application of the Standard Oil Company of California for permission to fly from Basra to Bahrain, which encountered resistence of 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, against the presence of American companies in Bahrain (folios 121-123 and following).

There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 212-223).

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1 volume (245 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 (folio 212-223). The index is arranged chronologically and refers to documents within the volume; it gives brief description of the correspondence with a reference number, which refers back to that correspondence in the volume.

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The foliation is written in pencil in the top right corner (between 44-82 the numbering can be found at the top centre of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. ). The numbering begins on the first page of text which follows 4 blank pages and terminates on the 5th folio from the back; at the rear of the volume there are 4 blank pages. Foliation errors: 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d and 1e; 29, 29a and 29b; 137A and 137B; 159A and 159B; 169A and 169B; 171A and 171B; 179A and 179B.

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