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File 10/5 I Saudi Arabia: Hasa Oil Concession; visit of Major Holmes to Saudi Arabia; Kuwait blockade. [‎94r] (216/496)

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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Com.-ny of bucxi r> ctl n In writifiis. 511 s to g ' ^
. w-i r + hem to arr&ngt-
Company sufficient time to en blc tnem
sequent payments to be mde to the ne« bank, it is agreed
thfit the Governraei.it snould nominate lor this purpose
bank: in either Sfe'udi j.Tf bin. the U.S.A. hnglsnd, or Holland,
prorided th t no bt r.k be fixed in Sa'udi /re'oia unless
it iL.s a correspondent in the U.S.;.. Sngland or holland
through whoa money ct-n be remitted^ to on- udi j-.: ubia.
In the event of the Company n Tint; a. de any^aymentto the
Government in the proper taenner or having deposited tat, sua due
due to them in any bsnk or having paid the sum to tne
corr respondent of a b»nk for transmiasion to a* 'udi arable
.nen the Coaiiany sftall berel eased from all responsibility
in res ect or sucn p yment. It h e been agreed tn t the
first p:yment agreed upon (i.e. tne preliminary loan ana
therent of tne first year) eh 11 be paid within 8 period
of 15 days from the date on wnich this agreement comes into
force to the correspondent a of the fietherlands i 'rfding '
cxety of Jedda (8*' udi Ar< bi) at Hew i'ork or London 1 or
iaaiedl: te tr nsmieaion to th *ethcrl i nde trading .ociety
mentioned atoove at the expense of the Company, and ior
handiOt; over to the Government aeeinot proper receipt. It
this first payment ie not paia in &ola it my be paid in
pounds sterling at the rate of exchange rul ing at the tm*
when the Company p. ya the said amount to the correspondent
of the b; nko
Article 16 . fter the aiscorery of oil in cOBBtroi 1
quantities within a reaeon^ble period, the Company on 11
choose t jjlace within Se'udi Arabia so as to eaUbllsh a
factory to make e quntity of benaine and kerosene suffi
cient for the ordin ry requirements of the t/ovornmeut, yro-
vided thatWhe crude oil foam la of a turc r.deuuate
for ouch m nuf cture on a comerci.-l basis by ordinary
proce ses of refining and tht the oil produced is adequate
• •o•• adequate

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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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