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File 10/5 I Saudi Arabia: Hasa Oil Concession; visit of Major Holmes to Saudi Arabia; Kuwait blockade. [‎113r] (254/496)

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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will be established between tfte Imperial and International
Communications Company Limited and the i3a'udi Arab stations.
I asked him why they did not fly direct (1 gather tnat a safe
landing ground,not too far oft and in touch with civilization,
is their immediate object) and also said that they would neeu
to get the sanction of the Sa'udi Arab Government for flying m
Sa'udi Arabia. He said tnat he tnought that arrangements were
being made to get the permission of the Sa'udi Arab Government
for flying in Sa'udi Arabia and that he would write to me about
the matter of Bahrsin,but did not do so.
3. Standard Oil Company of California are already m some
sense based on Bahrain as their personnel land at Bahrain en
route to Hasa and their imports are either lander and re-exported
from,or transhipped at,Bahrain,which is a source of profit to
the Bahrain Government. The Bahrain etroleuu Company,though
technically a separate Company,helps the Standard Oil Company
of California by putting up their men and malcing various shipping
and other arrangements lor them. It would be difficult m
practice to raise objections to the Standard Oil Company of
California using the commercial tacilities of Bahrain.
4. if we place difficulties m the way of the Company getting
facilities at Bahrain,it may encourage them to establish a main
land port.
b. it is true that the aeroplane now m question might be
flown direct from 'ira-j. and be based tor fuelling on some place
on the Ilasa Coast,but if the Company arrange to dump fuel (no
doubt bought from the Anglo-^ersian Oil Company) on the Hasa
Coast,there will be considerable incentive to Anglo-Persian Oil
Company to arrange for Tanker "Khuzistan" to call regularly at
some mainland port (as she does now at ^atar),thereby depriving
Bahrain oft transit dues.
If they had to make arrangements for the aeroplane,the
/Sa'udi

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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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