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File 10/5 I Saudi Arabia: Hasa Oil Concession; visit of Major Holmes to Saudi Arabia; Kuwait blockade. [‎97r] (222/496)

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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for any loss which it m y h ve suffered as « result ol;
whether through den&ge occurring to the Compsny's conatruetlons
prep i r- tions, or as to. bl 1 slime nt b $ or thr o a*, a its of er at i ons c e ing
ii:;.mp€r ed or dej* yed»
Article 20 # the undertaking specified above in t^ie agreement
shall be managed and su ervised by meric&ns, and they sh 11
em :loy as far as poeeible 9 subjects of the 'udi Arab CxoTern-
ment. So long as it is possible for the Company to find suit ble
officials who are Sa*udi subjects, It stell not engage subjects
of any other Government* The Cosi^any sh- 11 obeerTe the reg 1 tioi^
in furce in this country reg rding the treatment of employees•
Article 21.» The Government reserves the ri^ht ol prospecting
for ; nd exploit in, otrer products and materials, apart from
those prorided for in (is agreement, within tne area defined
in this agreement except Ir those sites occupxed by
the Company's wells and establishments. It is stipul t^ d that
this right reserve by the (iovernment sh< 11 be exercised in
sac a a manner as not to violate the rights gr nted to the Com
pany and not expose its operations to d n&er, -nd th t
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the Government sh: 11 pay to trie Ccaapany reason?ble compensation
for f 11 hum which the Company m y suffer as a ^result of the
exercise of this right. henever right reserved by the Govern
ment for itself are granted* the person in possession of tiiib
concessioii will be bound by the provisions of this rticle.
Article 22 ♦ The Government authorises the Company to obt in
from landowners surface^ rights over such land as the COiUpany
M&y consider it necessary to use t or its work in oonnecj* ion r/itu
this project, provided ths.t the Gora^any p-- y to the occupier r
reasonable sum in consider t i on oi his v eating the 1" ria lor their
use# This susi 'siust be ©Qui table and est - sic t eu on the bf sis of
the ddvt nta^e wHioh the occupier ^ets from these lands. *he
;
v^rnment will ;.ffori reason ble assistance to the Company in
case of difficulties erisinf over obtslais* such surfacte rights,
/
/ The Com ^ny sh 11 naturally have fehe no right to obt. in or
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occupy pny sr cred place.

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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)
Arrangement

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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