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'File 10/10 I Bahrain additional area' [‎2r] (3/136)

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The record is made up of 1 file (68 folios). It was created in 14 Mar 1943-27 Dec 1947. 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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The Bahrein Petroleum Company Limited
Awali,
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Bahrein Island. Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. .
CONFIDENTIAL
C/PA-55
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14th March, 1943
E. B. Wakefield, Esq.,
His Britannic Majesty^
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. ,
The Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Bahrein.
Dear Sir,-
Your letter No. C/315 dated March 6th 1943
has been received and the contents noted.
Bahrein Petroleum Company Limited to request from His Highness
The Shaikh of Bahrein, a formal moratorium in respect to the
Company T s obligations under Article No. 5 of the Deed of
Further Modification dated June 19th 1940, due to circumstances
of war, this moratorium to remain in effect so long as
circumstances of war last or until such time as reasonable
normal company operations can be resumed.
The Company also requests that an extension
of the period of the Lease dated 29th December 1934 as
altered by the first Supplementary Deed dated 3rd June 1936,
and by the Deed of Further Modification dated 19th June 1940,
be granted; such extension to be equal to the period of the
moratorium.
The Company would appreciate your advising
His Highness The Shaikh of Bahrein accordingly and will be
pleased to receive his agreement to the above requests.
I have been instructed on behalf of the
w. r. Anderson
Chief Local Representative,
The Bahrein Petroleum Company, Ltd
WPA: SW

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The file contains correspondence and telegrams between 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, 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, the Financial Adviser to the Government in Bahrain, Charles Dalrymple Belgrave, and representatives of the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited (BAPCO) on the temporary modification to the agreement on the Bahrain additional area during the war.

The file also contains correspondence on the ownership of Hawar Island and Deebel and Jaradeh shoals, between Bahrain and Qatar, and maps of 'Bahrain & Vicinity' (3 copies on folios 14, 15, 40) and 'Hawar Island' (folio 44).

There are letters in Arabic to and from the Sheikh of Bahrain, Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifah.

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1 file (68 folios)
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The documents in the file are arranged in chronological order.

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The foliation is in pencil, encircled, in the top right corner of each folio. The numbering begins on the front cover of the file, on number 1, and runs through to 62, 62A; and then it carries on until 67, which is the last number given on the back cover of the file. There is another foliation, incomplete: the numbering starts with 1 on the first page of writing (folio 2) and ends with 203 (folio 66); missing folios: 2-14; 20; 23-25; 29; 31-39; 197; 199-201.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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