File 10/1 VIII Bahrain Oil Concession [3r] (20/555)
The record is made up of 1 volume (270 folios). It was created in 15 Apr 1934-3 Jul 1934. 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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The Bahrein Petroleum Company Limited
Bahrein Island, 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. ,
April 16, 1934.
His Britannic Majesty's 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.
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I have to refer further to the letter dated the 19 Sha'baan
1352 addressed to me through you by His Excellency shaikh Hamad bin
♦Isa al Khalifah concerning the refining of oil in Bahrein#
I have to refer also to your two letters to me both dated
the 26th February 1934 in which you inform me that His Excellency has
graciously allowed my Company to proceed with the necessary installa
tions on Bahrein and sitra Islands in order to facilitate the work of
I have to inform you that my Company appreciates the kindly
and gracious assistance accorded by His Excellency, and to assure His
Excellency that it will be taken fully into account by my company in
considering the changes which His Excellency wishes to have made in the
Here peimt me to say that the practical cooperation which
always existed between His Excellency and the Company leads my Company
to believe that on the other hand His Excellency will not be unmindful
of the fact that the Company has met the desires of His Excellency by
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The volume contains correspondence and telegrams 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 and representatives of the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited (BAPCO) on the storage tanks calibration for the purpose of calculating the royalties payable to the Sheikh of Bahrain and on the first shipments of oil from Bahrain to Japan and Singapore.
The volume includes a copy of the draft lease contract with notes (folios 55-64), newspaper cuttings on oil in Bahrain and House of Commons' questions on Bahrain (folios 204-205). There are letters in Arabic with English translation, to and from the Sheikh.
There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 248-258).
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- 1 volume (270 folios)
The documents in the volume are arranged in chronological order. There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 248-258). 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 main foliation system starts on the 5th sheet with 1 and finishes with 259, wich is the last number given, on the 5th sheet from the back of the volume; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled and may be found in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.
Foliation anomalies: 56A and 56B; 57A and 57B; 58A and 58B; 60A and 60B; 61A and 61B; 61A and 61B; 63A and 63B.
Foliation omissions: folio 233
A second foliation sequence starts on folio 14 and continues through to folio 247; the numbering for this sequence starts at 13. These numbers are also written in pencil and may be located in the same position as the main sequence.
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