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File 10/1 VIII Bahrain Oil Concession [‎189r] (405/555)

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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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NO.508-S of 1934.
British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. & Consulate-General,
BUSHIKE, the 2nd JUlffi, 1934.
From - The Hon'ble 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 the 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. ,
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. ,
BAHRAIN.
Sub.j ect t Bahrain Oil - Jabal Dukhan-Manamah
Telephone Line.
Memorandum .
Reference your letter No.G/541-10/l-VIII, dated the
24th May 1934.
2, I do not think that any reply is called for to the
Chief Local Representative's letter No.PA-78, dated the 12th
May 1934, We have stated our point of view, the Company have
set forth theirs, and as permission for the installation of the
telephone line has already been accorded, the point is now
largely of academic interest,
3, With reference to paragraph 8 of your letter I should
be glad if you would take a suitable opportunity to explain
verbally to the Chief Local Representative that the emphasis
which has been laid, in conveying the Shaikh's permission in
various matters, on the fact that the Company have no right
under the Prospecting License to such concessions, does not
arise out of any resentment on the part of the British
authorities at the Company's presence in Bahrain, but that it is
due to the fact that, purely as a matter of business, the
Bahrain Government naturally wishes to draw a clear distinction
between what the Company are entitled to as a matter of right,
and what the Bahrain Government concede to them as si matter of
favour. sd. T.C.Fowle,
Lt.-Colonel,
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 the 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. .
attested .
vis Major,
Secretary to 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.

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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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