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File 10/5 I Saudi Arabia: Hasa Oil Concession; visit of Major Holmes to Saudi Arabia; Kuwait blockade. [‎117r] (262/496)

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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(EeceiYed unaer 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. Printed Letter No.
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No.275 o
Tne American Charge a 1 Affaires ad interim presents
tiis compliments to His Majesty 1 s Principal Secretary of State
for Foreign Affairs ana, under instructions from his Government,
has the honour to inform him that the California Arabian
Standard Oil Company, a subsidiary of the Standard Oil Company
of California, plans shortly to undertake a survey of tue
region comprised in its oil concession iinrEastern Arabia in
connection v/ith which it is proposed to make consiaeraDle use
of an aeroplane for geological, reconnaissance, observation,
and transportation.
The plane to be used is a Pairchild, Department of
Commerce UOoNC 13902, powered by a Wafp engine oi 420 hop.
The crew will consist of Charles F.Rocheville, Pilot,
Transport Bilot's licence Ho.7895, and Richard C.Kerr,
Student Pilot. It will be equipped with wireless trans
mitting and receiving apparatus. No cameras will be carried.
The route to be followed isi rom Alex^ndila,
^gypt, on or about February 24th, to Gaza, Palestine, xollow-
ing the rente of the KoL.M^ Royal Dutch Air Lines, ttience
over the route of the same Air Line to Ruthbah, Iraq; thence
over the route of the Imperial Airways to Basra, Iraq;
thence to Bahrain Island by way of Kuwait and the Isllana of
Tarut.
Mr. Atherton would be grateful if Sir John Simon
would be good enough to request from tne appropriate
authorities/

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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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