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'File 10/1 (Vol III). Oils and Minerals. Bahrain Oil Concession.' [‎45r] (102/462)

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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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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. ,
'THIT BHft-LL,
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23rd June, 1933*
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jjy dear Blaster,
We have been thinking 0vy/Rendel's letter
of the 7th June, No. £.2671/167/9^ about the
naestion of Holmes' residence in Bahrein and the
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views expressed on it by Starling and Moore.
2, YJfi fully recognise the difficulties of
effective action. But as you know, we have for
a long time past been concerned about Holmes'
Dosition and our anxieties were shared not onl^
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by sir Hugh Biscoe but by the present Political
Resident. We are, therefore, in these circumstances,
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rather inclined to agree with the Foreign Office that,
unless the Colonial Office see really strong
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objection, it would be worth reconsidering the
matter, possibly on the lines suggested by Rciid^l,
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Colonial Office,
S.W.I.

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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)
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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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