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'File 10/1 (Vol V) Oils and Minerals. Bahrain Oil Concession.' [‎5r] (21/592)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (294 folios). It was created in 5 Oct 1933-26 Nov 1933. 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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S./L01S.
BAHRAIN OIL .
In conversation and in reply to my leads Mr.
SKINNER said on the evening of the 11th October
1933:-
(!)• No:3 Well was still giving water. They
intended reboring and recementing. He was pessimistic
as to the extent/capacity of field.
(2). Re Refining . For local use only % small
"topping plant" was coming out.
Re: real Refinery . He did not there would be
enough oil to justify one. His Principals had no
intention of trying to compete with A.P.O.C in local
market,which is not large enough for two Companies.
Probably they would ship oil to their (much
larger than ABADAN) refineries in AMERICA.
(3). He added his ARMERICAN Principals were very
worried at the "misunderstanding" which resulted in
Major HOLMES 1 resignation as they pride themselves
on their adhesion to their contracts.
(4). Says Major HOLMES had perhaps remained on
after his work was completed and that once prospecting
was under way there was no need for that type of
negotiator.
(5). He (Mr.SKINNER) felt he could say ill that
was necessary 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. and SHAIKH
and without misunderstandings and heartburnings.
(6). As for the "remaining area",the B.P.C.
naturally did not want others on their heels. He
considered Major HOLMES f offer (of cash) very very
generous at the time,and when later water came at
No:3,telt that no increase/further cash offers should
(2)

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The volume mainly 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. at 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. at Bushire, the Secretary of State for India, the Adviser to the Government in Bahrain, Charles Darlymple Belgrave, and representatives of the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited (BAPCO) on the Bahrain Oil Concession, on a refinery to be built on Bahrain Island, and on the affairs of the Bahrain Petroleum Company. The volume also contains correspondence on the resignation of Major Frank Holmes from Chief Local Representative of BAPCO, who was replaced by E. A. Skinner. There are also letters in Arabic to and from the Sheikh of Bahrain, Hamad Bin Issa Al-Khalifah. There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 272-282).

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1 volume (294 folios)
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The documents in the volume are arranged in chronological order. There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 272-282). The index is arranged chronologically and refers to documents within the volume; it gives brief description of the correspondence with a reference number in ink crayon or pencil, which refers back to that correspondence in the volume.

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The main foliation is written in pencil, encircled and can be found in the top right of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. The numbering starts at the first page of writing, then 69, 70a, 70b, and carries on until 282, which is the last number given on the last page of writing (6th folio from the back of the volume). There is also another foliation system, which is inconsistent.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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