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'File 10/10 I Bahrain additional area' [‎36r] (71/136)

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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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D.O. MO.C/43X.
The 3rd of April, 1047.
Oear 'iussell Brown,
^79.
Reference our conversation this morning on
the subject of the drillprogramme on ^Tawar Island,
vour last letter was N0.C/PA-S7R, dated the 29th ?*arch,
1947.
2. t spoke to Belgrave who confirms that the Bahrain
Government has no objection to Godfrey or. Indeed, any
of your Company»s people golnp to Hawar. As verbally
agreed, I confirm that T will await a further reference
from you before taking up again the question of framing
any proviso regarding the distance of drilling from the
high tide mark on TTawar Island. T understood that you
would like Godfrey to visit the Island before making
such a reference.
^ours sincerely.
R.V. Brown, ^sq.,
Chief Local Representative,
The Bahrain petroleum Co., Ltd.,
Bahrain.
NS.

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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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'File 10/10 I Bahrain additional area' [‎36r] (71/136), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/430, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023614238.0x000048> [accessed 19 November 2019]

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