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'File 10/1 (Vol III). Oils and Minerals. Bahrain Oil Concession.' [‎29r] (70/462)

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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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D epartment,
rJV\J5.—7/^'# is ow OMIGINAL MESSAGE, sent hy post to save
telegraphic expense mid undue use of the wires, but intended
to le treated, on receipt, with the same expedition as if it had
been telegraphed. To save time and formalities it is worded and
signed as if it had been so despatched. 1 ^
Political Bahrain.
Resident Bushire,
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8th. July
Paragraph of Sanal Record of a Meeting (adjourned from
the 26th April) held at the Colonial Office on the 3rd may 1933,to
discuss various questions relating to oil in the 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. .
It hardly appears that it is within power of Company to
avoid a fixed period being laid down during which their Local
Representative must reside in Bahrain. Article *c* of the Schedule
attached to the Indenture between Shaikh Hamad bin 'isa A1 Khalifah
and the Eastern and General Syndicate Limited dated the 12th June
930 says;-
xhe Bahiain Petroleum Company Limited shall at all
8 J ntain in Bahrain an official to he called the
'Chief Local Representative".... »
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Clearly he must be permanently stationed in Bahrain. though naturally
in practice clause would be interpreted with coramonsense. For example
a short leave in the hot weather.if there was no pressing business,
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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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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