'File 10/1 (Vol III). Oils and Minerals. Bahrain Oil Concession.' [13r] (38/462)
The record is made up of 1 volume (223 folios). It was created in 1 Jul 1933-21 Aug 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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On the 5th July 1933 I went into the Mesopotamia
Persia Corporation Limited to ask Mr.Russell about the
arrival of the ship with Captain Gastrell. Mr.Russell'
took the opportunity to ask me the position as regards
the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited. He said that they
had been disturbed by the Anglo-Persian Oil Company people
to Bahrain and Mr.Russell asked me whether anything could
be done,saying that Major Holmes had asked him to let him
know if anything was required dealing with. Mr.Russell
showed me a letter to 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 which Major
Holmes had asked my Predecessor to address any letters for
him care of the Mesopotamia Persia Corporation Limited
and that Mr.Russell would deifcl with any local matters. I
had seen the letter before and I explained that in petty
matters one would naturally use commonsense in dealing with
him and Mr.Skinner but in political matters the only
between the Company,the Government and the Shaikh
was the Chief Local Repre8entative,Major Holmes,a,nd I
«Uiruijui that he imiiiil any power to delegate any part of his
position to anyone else. Mr .Russell asked whether I
thought he should wire to Major Holmes to come out and
I said that the position, so far as it concerned Government,
was that the only person ite. whom theyycould deal was Major
Holmes and it was for the Company to decide v/hitheiy they
wished to have dealings with the Government and the Shaikh
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The volume mainly contains correspondence and telegrams on the renewal of the Bahrain Oil Concession, exchanged 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 Secretary of State in India, the Financial Adviser to the Government in Bahrain, Charles Darlymple Belgrave, and Major Frank Holmes, Chief Local Representative of the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited.
The volume also contains correspondence and notes of meetings on the aquisitition of oil rights over an additional area, including the territorial waters of the Bahrain Islands, with description of the area (folio 190). There are letters in Arabic to and from the Sheikh of Bahrain Hamad Bin Issa Al-Khalifah and confidential correspondence regarding the employment of Major Holmes.
There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 207-217).
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- 1 volume (223 folios)
The documents in the volume are arranged in chronological order. There is an index at the end of the volume (ff. 207-217). 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 starts on the file cover, in pencil in circled numbers, in the centre top of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. . The numbering starts with 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B; then it continues with 3-89, 90A, 90B; then 91-99; 99A, 99B and runs through to 217, which is the last number given. An additional inconsistent foliation system in the top right corner starts with 1 on f. 3.
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