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'File 10/1 (Vol V) Oils and Minerals. Bahrain Oil Concession.' [‎10r] (31/592)

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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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Trp-nslntlon of the sioeech rend by Mohnmripd Snleh
on "be^nlf of Shnllfh Abaullr» bin lsf» t ^resident,
M-ahnrrno Munlclpollty, on the oooasion of a fare
well party in honour of ^ajor ^rank Holmes.
On behalf of the President and raembers of the
Muharraa Municipality, I take this opporunity of *
this fnrewell party arranged by the Government of
Brhrnin, in honour of Major Frank Holmes, on his
departure from Bahrain, which has benifited by his
vnrious scemes, at the instance of the Government
of Bnhrain and the assistance of the Political
A^rent, viz., artesian wells of MuharraQ, Manama,
etc., the Mprinmn Sen Eon^ and the Oil, which will
be of ^reat importpnee to the country.
I offer to M n ior Holmes may thanks, and we
annreci^te his nro.^ects, his conduct and his be-
hnviors towards the nublic, nnd we offer a suitable
farewell and we hope thnt he will cn.^oy a happy
voyage and meet with success every where.
lastly, I offer the ^uhnrrao Municipality's
thanks to the Bahrain Government for helding of
this fnre^ell party, to His Srcellency Shaikh Homed
Buler of Bahrain for his becoming the ^resident
in this farewell oarty and for his appreciation of
great men, and to the Manama Municipality, as the
farewell has been held in its beautiful garden.

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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)

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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