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'File No: 10/1 (Vol: I). Oils & Minerals. Bahrain Oil Concession' [‎17r] (44/504)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (239 folios). It was created in 21 Mar 1932-25 Jan 1933. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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Cs. p. p.-l (in) iioi 500-11-31. no 3 of _
Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Bahrein,
Dated the 3 rd ,93 2 ,
From
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. ,
BAHREIN.
To
Ibe Hoa'ble tiie Tolitical i'iesideiit
ia-i^e . ersiaa Gulf,,
Bushire^.
Sir,
I have the honour to enclose a copy of a letter
from the Chief Represent at iv e of the Bahrain Petroleum
Company Limited desiring an extension of their Prospecting
license#
3. The matter was referred to His Excellency Shaikh Hanad
who was only willing to grant a one year extension# I N
concur in His -■xcollency's view. The concession has hem
granted for some S years and the State have derived little
or no benefit from it hitherto^ Gompnny are now
lully installed and with the geological experience gained
in sinking this well the Company should be able to proceed
at a much faster pace with subsequent borings
I have the honour to be
Sir,
lour Most Obedient Servant,
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. ,
Bahrain.

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The volume contains telegrams and correspondence exchanged between Major Frank Holmes, Chief Local Representative of the Bahrein Petroleum Company Limited, the Colonial Office, 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 and 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. Most correspondence is about the negotiations for the extension of the 1925 Prospecting License agreement in Bahrain, granted from 2 December 1932.

The volume also contains: some letters in Arabic from and to the Sheikh of Bahrain, Hamad Bin Issa Al-Khalifah; confidential correspondence regarding the employment of Major Holmes; copies of letters and telegrams on tests and operations made on the oil wells at Jabel Dukhan; and a draft copy of the Oil Agreement (folios 226-229).

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1 volume (239 folios)
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The documents in this volume are arranged chronologically.

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There are two foliation sequences. The most complete sequence is encircled, in pencil, at the top of each folio. It begins on the second folio, on number 1, then it continues with 2, 2a, 3, and runs through to 236, which is the last number given, on the back cover of the volume. Another sequence, which is incomplete, is written in pencil, in the top right corner.

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