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'File 19/212 III (C 58) Bahrain Transhipment of Cargo' [‎59r] (130/420)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (209 folios). It was created in 2 Jan 1934-14 Mar 1935. It was written in English. 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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questlonG, -which xere of Internal and ddminiKtratire
ehiViiQter* Fahraln like the pcet of 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.
pAcelng through an economic erltls, and It was
nturii tkit the Bahrain authorities should take their
o^n meacnveB to deil ^Ith this crisis and protect their
ov-n Irtter^rtsu His Majesty*6 lovernffient *ere convinced
that aprecwnt on ruch economic Questlonf "betufeeen f:aud 1
\raMa and Bahrain could "be reached locally without
perlour (Hf?Iculiy, elnce Fahraln and 'audi irahla had
i5iny Inters rtf in common and an economic conflict between
thew vould benefit no one. \t the earoe time it was
Import;Ible from here to dipcuse the detailed econoislc
requirements, ar re^arda transit lac laities or charges,
of the two ivartle.f to the diepuico If Ihn fiaud would
reconsider hie decision, and agree to tend delegates to
?ahraln, the British authorities in Bahrain ^ould make
every effort to further a settlement; aid If, by any

chi-ice, In rpite of thie assistance and a reasonable
measure of frood will on both sides, a deadlock should
be reached, ?!ls rijesty'e Ooreminent would be glad to

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This file contains correspondence between British officials regarding Bahrain's transit dues. The correspondence discusses negotiations with Saudi Arabia concerning transit fees and trade with Bahrain and the likelihood and possible impact (upon Bahrain) of the Saudi Arabian Government developing Ras Tanura as a rival trading port. Correspondence concerning the convening of a conference about these issues in Bahrain (attended by a Saudi delegation) is also contained in the file, as is information regarding trading activities of the Japanese in the region.

A rough sketch map of a building at Ras Tanura is contained on folio 81.

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1 volume (209 folios)

File is arranged in chronological order, from earliest at beginning of the file to most recent at end.

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Originally a bound correspondence volume, the file's pages have been unbound and are now loose.

The foliation system commences at the title page and continues through to the 3rd folio from the back of the volume; these numbers are written in pencil, circled and can 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 errors: 1A and 1B; 54A and 54B.

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'File 19/212 III (C 58) Bahrain Transhipment of Cargo' [‎59r] (130/420), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/366, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 14 October 2019]

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