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'File 10/1 (Vol III). Oils and Minerals. Bahrain Oil Concession.' [‎38r] (88/462)

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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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inolin a to f^el tr.ati the unsatlsfaotory atnte of all theee
oil cueetlono in the Oulf Vrom Hit i-B.lesty a Govermaent" b
point of view is due in large seamre to 1101^8*8 activities,
if thle ie eo, la It not Important to ao anything we
legitimately can to oirotusscribe those actiTlttesv /aid
If the answer to this question is in the affinaatlve, is
not one waj» of doing this rtaOy to our hand In "eonoltlon C"
attached to the ■iahrcin Oil Coanany 1 s concession regarding
•ihc ft■>pointciont of ; o "or J'oliLes as "hief Local -epresentatlve
In Bahrain*
4» ft unc^rPtsnu thftt It is generally agreeu by the
or pnrtfl.ents concerned that tht interoretatlon which the
Cor u ny have sou .lit to nat mon the? phrase In this "conattiotf
©t ra-n^ rer^.oence in HaJiraln le quite untenable 9 and that
btic c or " in./ shoula to inforsea that we consluer the words
are only open to their natural construction that Holmes

ehonld spend hla whole tlBe there (with a period of annual
Tfisv-.? fo" 7>ario?e« or health whloh Holses could reasonably
te ex >ectcd to spend 'n a better cliMte than that of the
Oulf 1 . it nay be trw, as Laithwalte, I thln-Cf pointed
out st tik of the recent interoepartEental Bieetings, tlmt
li ■Kithln/

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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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