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'File 10/1 (Vol V) Oils and Minerals. Bahrain Oil Concession.' [‎67r] (145/592)

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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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34. Ths meeting took note of the fact tnat it was now
u.esir^Q- t'O rcudin tx^e IciT],Qin<^ ^-xouncis ootn at Iviuiiarrao
and a t i'-i^nai/ia*
H. x^-^iinin c 01: o il in Bahrain or British
territory .
35» It appeared, that there was no inforaation at
present available as to the intentions of the Company
in regard to refining. It was possible that they might
intend to refine at Bahrein, in which case it would "be
unnecessary to raise the point with them. On this
kr. otarlin^ stated that the usual practice of oil
Companies was to locate their refineries as near the oil
wells concerned as possible. Ivir. Johnstone pointed out
that the Standard Oil Company of California might
estaolish a refinery in Hasa which the Bahrein Petroleum
Company might wish to use. He also referred to the fact
the.o Captain Prior had mentioned at the meetinp: of 3rd
I.iay Diiao the sheikn was inijerested in the Question of the
location of the refinery (which would of course affect
nis State as regards employment and otherwise). On the
question of requiring the Company to agree to produce
oil ^p oO A^iuiialuy specification, Lr.Starling stated
tixat our evidence was to the effect that the oil
suitabl^'f t TOm ? ne . BahTeln wells was good in Quality
ouioabie for producing fu^l m'l i ^
'oriQ/Qi tne right kfiid ior Admiralty use. On this
assumption there should be no question of the oil
i^rodu^d xailing to reach Admiralty specification axid
it might Da tetter not to raise the point with the
o-peuiy. The. meeting accepted Mr.Starling's view.
Lie meeting agreed tnat while we were not In a
itlon oo press sucu a demand if the Company refused

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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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