File 10/1 VIII Bahrain Oil Concession [179r] (385/555)
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. ,
June 1, 1934,
NO. PA "83
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. ,
Dear Sir: /
T beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter NO»
c /503-10/'l(b) dated May 9, 1934, informing me of the peimisslon
granted by His Excellency Sheikh Hamad bin ♦Isa Al Khalifah for
the use of radio telephones with certain limitations. However,
since such permission does not allow the Company to use the instru
ments to the extent necessary for maximum efficiency and economy of
ships* time, tt may at a later date request that the question be re
I note your statement in subparagraph (c) that this per
mission represents a special concession to the Company to which t
is not entitled and that His Excellency expects the Company to take
it into account in considering the changes which he may wish to
have made in the Mining Lease, This assertion is undoubtedly
prompted by the same considerations which occasioned the similar
one in your letter No, c/l46-10/l,VII dated February 26, 1934,
granting permission for the Company to acquire certain lands on
Sitra Island, For the Company's response to that statement, I
would refer you to my letter PA— SO, dated April 16, -■ 0 -» which
should pertain to the present instance as well.
Referring to Paragraph 2 of your letter under reply: The
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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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