File 10/1 VIII Bahrain Oil Concession [125r] (277/555)
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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GOVERNMENT OF BAHRAIN.
In reference "to the Oil—tanks recently erected at
Sitrah by The Bahrain Petroleum Company Ltd., the State Engineer has very
kindly pointed out to me the desirability of ascertaining the dimensions and
volume of these tanks, for guaging purposes, and he urges the importance of
this in view of the changes of temperature locally, and also the necessity
for calibrated and tested charts, for the purpose of ascertaining accurately
the quantities of oil to be exported from Bahrain via the pipe-line into
I understandift that to ascertain this accurately will require
some technical experience in addition to involved mathematical calculations,
and that an error is likely to involve the Government of Bahrain in some loss
Also, in view of the local danger involved in the storing of large
quantities of oil, the State Engineer has kindly suggested the consideration
of Fuel Oil Regulations similar to those obtaining in India.
I have no doubt that the above points have already been taken into
consideration by Yourself; and I would therefore venture to enquire if this
is a suitable moment for any steps to be taken in this connection, please.
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Lieut-Colonel Gordon Loch, I.A.,
The Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
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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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