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File 10/5 II Hasa oil: CASOC's activities in Hasa; development of Ras Tannura; Political Agent's visit to Hasa [‎38r] (90/656)

The record is made up of 1 volume (326 folios). It was created in 7 Jan 1935-26 Mar 1941. 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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p.z.5219/35.
c o
C 4234/173/25)
K)RBIGir OFPICl, S .W .I.
30th July, 1935.
My dear Walton,
I am very sorry that "by an oversight
consideration of Laithwaite's letter P. Z.4127/35 of
July 9th, about the proposed pipe line from Hasa to
Bahrain, has "been delayed so long.
2.
ieet to the views of the Admiralty and
the Petroleum Department, we are disposed to agree with
the opinion of yourselves and Fowle that on balance it
would he in our interest to agree to the construction
of a pipe-line while extracting from the Standard Oil
Company the most favourable terms we can.
I am sending copies of this letter to Seal
3.
and Starling
Yours ever,
(Sgd. ) G. W. RSKDEL
. C. Walton, Esq., C.B., M .G.

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The volume contains correspondence 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. at Bahrain and 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. at Bushire on the oil concession in Saudi Arabia, the activities of California Arabian Standard Oil Company (CASOC) in Hasa, Saudi Arabia, and the development of the port and the refinery at Ras Tannura (also mentioned as Ras Tanurah). There are also documents on 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. 's visit to Hasa, in May 1939, including his report (folios 149-157). Also of interest: 'Copy of text of "Oil" Agreement between the "Standard Oil of California" and H.M. King Abdul-Aziz Al Saud' (folios 21-30).

There are notes at the end of the volume (folios 305-322).

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1 volume (326 folios)
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The documents in the volume are arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the volume (folios 305-322). The notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the file; they give brief description of the correspondence with a reference number, which refers back to that correspondence in the file.

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The foliation is in pencil in the top right corner. The numbering begins with the first (5th folio from the front) and ends with last page of writing (4th folio from the back). Between 103-112 and 173-179, folios are paginated on both sides.

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File 10/5 II Hasa oil: CASOC's activities in Hasa; development of Ras Tannura; Political Agent's visit to Hasa [‎38r] (90/656), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/422, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023989481.0x00005b> [accessed 11 December 2019]

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