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File 10/1 VIII Bahrain Oil Concession [‎59r] (138/555)

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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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If in spite of the efforts of the said
guards thefts should occur, the Sheikh
undertakes to recover the property stolen
and to compensate the Company for any
damage sustained in his territory. In the
event of non-recovery of the stolen property,
the value thereof shall be deducted by the
. XW ' • Company from any sums due to the
W ■ Sheikh by the Company.
The number of guards at any place where
j 1 the Company may operate shall be fixed by
the Company.
It shall be the duty of the above-men
tioned head of the guard to keep order in
the areas in his charge to such extent as
the Company may order him, he shall have
no right to interfere in any disputes
among the Company's servants unless
asked by the Company to do so.
The said Company hereby agrees that
so long as the provisions of Bahrein Orders
in Council 1913 and 1922, or any Order
supplementary thereto, remain in force,
and jurisdiction over certain foreigners in
the State of Bahrein is exercised by His
Britannic Majesty, the provisions in the
second paragraph of this Article Vf
of Mining Lease shall not apply in
respect to commissions of any acts
of theft or damage by any person.
(1) If, on such person being arrested, it is
found that he is a foreigner over whom
jurisdiction exercised by His Britannic
Majesty under the said Orders in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers).
has been extended, or (2) If, in the event of
no arrests being made, it is proved to the
satisfaction of the Company, or if neces
sary, 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. , that offender is
such a foreigner as above mentioned, and
that he has left the territory governed by
the Sheikh and had not to the knowledge
of the Sheikh or his officials returned
thereto, and that no arrest could therefore
be made.
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IN case of misconduct the said guards
are subject to dismissal or fine by the Com
pany. In the event of any heavier punish
ment being needed, the offender shall be
handed over to the representative of the
| Sheikh, and the Sheikh undertakes that
punishment shall be inflicted and to use his
utmost endeavours to uphold the authority
of the Company's employees, thereby
avoiding unnecessary troubles to both
parties of this contract.

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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)
Arrangement

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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