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'File 10/1 (Vol III). Oils and Minerals. Bahrain Oil Concession.' [‎59r] (130/462)

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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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21st July 1933.
Resident Buslii re .
Politlcal Bahrain.
Par t On e. Following from Secretary of State for
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Colonies July 20th 12 begins.
Your despatch 12th June No:36 and connected
corresoondence. Bahrain. Your telegram of the 19th
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If it lias not "been already done I consider Sha.
"enlaIs of points in Paragraphs 2(h) (c) and (d) should
"be at once officially communicated "by 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. to
Company In Bahrain. It is thought desirable that
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repudiation should he in most categorical terms. On
hearing from you similar communication would he made to
Company in London.
The whole question how hest to handle situation
which has arisen is "being urgently considered. To follow
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un official letter referred to in Paragraph 1 hy further
letter on behalf of Shaikh intimatin.p- that while position
in regard to proposal made by HOI&ES is as stated therein
Shaihh is prepared subject to safeguards in respect of
towns cemeteries and gardens to consider offer from
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Company in respect of area 38,000 acres at present unallote«
in Bahrain Island (the question of territorial waters "being
reserved for moment/ hut that terms indica f ec hy Holmes,
if these are in fact what Company contemplate,are not
sufficient and that Shaikh will be glad to receive finqe)
offers for consideration in not less than one month from
date of letter.
Part Two . We entirely agree with you that a little
bargaining may produce much more satisfactory financial
result for Shaikh. If Iraq Petroleum Company are prepared
to compete,it will be possible to strengthen letter
suggested in Paragraph 2 by statement that Company's offer

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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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