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File 10/5 I Saudi Arabia: Hasa Oil Concession; visit of Major Holmes to Saudi Arabia; Kuwait blockade. [‎120r] (268/496)

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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(Received uncier 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. rrinted Letter
No.P.Z.245/34.
Copy.
Foreign Office f t>.¥. 1.,
E.150/150/91.
9tla January 19S4.
Immediate .
My dear Gilbert,
With reference to our official letter No.B 150/150/91
of the 6th January ahout the aeroplane iwhich the Oalifornia
Arabian standard Oil Company wish to use for their
operations in Hasa, I send you the following account if
my telephone consersations with the uniteu otates
Bmhas sy.
As the itinerary of the aeroplane, as given in
the American note, stops short at xiahrain. I asked the
Embassy whether the Company were proposing to quarter
their machine there or whether in fact it was going on to
ciaudi-Arabia and would have its hase there. I took the
opportunity to explain briefly the position in regard to
private flights along the Arabian coast. Ihe Embassy
promised to make enauiries and telephoned yesterday
to say that, if possible, the Company would prefer to
base their aeroplen on .bahrain, but as the Embassy have
gathered from what I said xireviously to them that
private flights are not permitted along the Arabian
route, they understood that they may not be allowed to
do so» They asked that we should state in our
eventual reply to their note whether the Comnany would
be allowed to use Bahrain or not.
I am sending conies of this letter to
McClaughry and Blaxter.
lours ever,
(sd.) KENNETH JOHNSTONE.

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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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