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'File 10/10 III Bahrain Additional Area' [‎16r] (31/96)

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The record is made up of 1 file (48 folios). It was created in 20 Nov 1949-5 Sep 1950. 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. of 1369
Office of the Adviser to
the Government, Bahrain.
Dated, 11th April, 1950
J/Thany 22, 1369
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The Adviser to the Government of Bahrain,
Bahra in.
To
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. ,
Bahrain.
Sir,
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I have the honour to inform you that His Highness
Shaildi Sulman has Instructed me to reply to your letter
No. C/L-127 dated 28th March, 1950, on the subject of
the Baina Islands.
2m These two islands are and always have "been
part of the territory of Bahrain. His Highness regards
the action of the Government of Saudi Arabia in erecting
a concrete slab and bronze plaque on each of the two
islands as a definite act of aggression by sea against
territories regarded by His Highness as his own. As
His Majesty's Government is liable according to treaty
to protect the Bahrain Government from aggression by
sea and as the Ruler of Bahrain has placed in the hands
of His Majesty's Government the right to represent him
in dealing with other states His Highness earnestly
requests His Majesty's Government to protect him against
this encroachment on his territories by causing the
Saudi Arabian Government to remove the erections which
they have put up on the islands. r f ^ ^.§6

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The file contains correspondence and telegrams between the the Sheikh of Bahrain, Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifah, 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 Financial Adviser to the Government in Bahrain, Charles Dalrymple Belgrave and representatives of the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited (BAPCO) on the claim of the Ruler of Saudi Arabia, Ibn Saud on islands off the Bahrain coast, on which he had erected concrete slabs and bronze plaques.

The file includes letters in Arabic, four photographs representing beacons on the islands (folios 23-24; 34-35) and a map 'Portion of U.S. Hydrographic Map N. 3647 Showing Area Explored by Geological, Geophysical and Structure Drilling Methods. January 4th, 1950' (folio 14).

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1 file (48 folios)
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The documents in the file are arranged in chronological order.

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The main foliation is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of each folio. It begins with the front cover of the file, on number 1, and runs through to 48, ending on the inside of the back cover of the file. There are also two other foliation sequences, both incomplete.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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