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File 10/5 I Saudi Arabia: Hasa Oil Concession; visit of Major Holmes to Saudi Arabia; Kuwait blockade. [‎83r] (194/496)

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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On the 28th Lecember 1933 Mr.Skinner came to see me by
appointment bringing Ulr.Miller, the Geologist-m-charge of the
Standard Oil Companyfs Exploration work in Hasa.
2. Mr.Miller wants to land an aeroplane at Bahrain on its
way to Hasa and asked me what the position was about getting
permission. I said that private aeroplanes were absolutely
prohibited from landing in Bahrain and asked whether they
could not fly direct to Hasa from Shai'bah instead of coming
to Bahrain. I asked them to send me a letter putting their
request m writing and explaining what was actually wanted.
I said that the prohibition was primarily intended to keep
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out individual fliers but that if the Company wished to land
I should have to place their request before the Political
Resident and obtain the views of the Shaikh. I askea them
to let me have a letter in time to send it across by the mail
of the 30th Lecember. I specifically asked wnetner it was
intended to use the plane for coming backwards and forwards
between Bahrain and Kasa. Mr.Miller said that m cases of
emergency/they might wish to do so but that primarily it would
be used for exploration purposes. He/mentioned incidentally
that they might wish to make Bahrain to some extent a base for
their operations,which he added with a smile "might bring a
little profit to Bahrain as well". The machine is to be a
'Fairchild No:VI',though they did not know what Nor'/l meant -
probably some form of cabin machine. Mr.Miller askea about the
position in Sa'udi Arabia and I said that the question of a plane
entering Sa'udi Arabia was one for Bin Sa'ud to settle. I askeu
whether the Company had got his permission and Mr.Miller said
that he understood that it was being obtained. The plane will
be shipped from America as soon as permits nave been arranged
for its use.

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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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