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File 10/1 VIII Bahrain Oil Concession [‎35r] (84/555)

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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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19, Ifoorgate
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Xiondon/E.C» 2.
19th April,1934.
Dear to. Lalthwaite, ^ '
Charting and Buoying ,
I refer to my tallc with you on Tuesday last the 17th instant
and to th^letter of the Government of India P.Z.1778/34
The Company is of the opinion that the three second-hand
second-olass conical shape dumb Buoys, including Moorings,referred
to in paragraph 4 of the said letter of the Government of India,
would "be suitable for the purposes of the Company, and I am to ask
that these should be supplied from Basrah.
It is understood from paragraph 7 of the said letter (last
sentence) that the work could be commenced without delay.
There is, however, the question of the Light Buoy, which
seems to be the key of the situation,and which does not appear to
be available from reserve {paragraph 3 of the said letter). It
is suggested by the Company that it might be possible for the
Admiralty to lend the Company a Light Buoy during the time the
Company takes to procure a Light Buoy of its own. Perhaps the Tender
"Kearchus" has one which it could let the Company have for a time?
Would you be good enough to have an enquiry made of* the
Admiralty, and let me know?
I am instructed that the Company is qgreeable to the annual
cost of maintaining four Buoys (including cost for Light Buoy)
at 280 per annum. It is assumed that maitenance includes raising,
**"' ^
chipping and re-painting the Buoys {see paragraph 6 of said letter)
With regard to mooring the Buoys, I do not know whether it
can be arranged to have the work of mooring fitted in with the
tegular schedule of the Light Tender - this point is referred
thwaite,Esq., ^
Whitehall, S.W.I.
(Fil7-$/33) of the 6th Iv]arch,1934.

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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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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