File 10/1 VIII Bahrain Oil Concession [40r] (94/555)
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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C OKB 1 1DEITTIAL .
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. .
Note of conversation with Mr. Ballantyne on Tuesday ,
17th A'pril .
I had asked Mr. Ballantyne to call, so that I
could inform him of the advice which was "being given to
the Sheikh on the Bahrein Petroleum Company's application
to be allowed to use radio telephones, and explained that,
as an adequate service operated by Imperial and International
Communications Ltd. was already available, direct communication
with San Francisco could not be permitted; that it would be
necessary to maintain the three-mile limit, save to ihe
extent that radio telephones might be used outside it
between Sitra and the outer buoy to the extent specified
in paragraphs 4 and 5 of Mr. Skinner's letter to 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. , of 18th March, P.Z.39; that within the
three-mile limit the Company might communicate with all
tankers, whether or not belonging to or chartered by them,
and that these two latter points would represent special
concessions which we would expect the Company to bear in
2. Mr. Ballantyne did not appear much concerned at
the rejection of certain of the Company's demands, and was
clearly satisfied with the approval which had been given
to others. He mentioned in this connection that he hoped
we should soon reach a point at which it wo u ld be unnecessary /j
to emphasise that the various respects in which the Sheikh ||
was meeting them did in fact represent special concessions.
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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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