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Coll 30/62 'Persian Gulf. Bahrain. Provision of Lightship for Bahrain Harbour' [‎33r] (65/96)

The record is made up of 1 file (47 folios). It was created in 26 Sep 1932-23 Nov 1934. 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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Bahrain
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Bated 9th Becemher, 1933.
Letter K 0 .6- n A L. (42)/32 August 23rd, 1933,
CroverriTTient of India in the Bepartnent of Conferee to the
Officer Commanding and Birector, Boval Indian Marine.
Lifrhtahip for Bahrain Harbour.
2. In view of the decision of the Bahrain Petroleum
Company Limited to ship oil to the extent of seven hundred
tons a day by July 1st, 1934, (nineteen thirty-four)
traffic (both the carriage of materials and supplies for
the workers) is likely to increase and I hope that it will
be possible to hasten the provision of the Lightshin for
Bahrain Harbour.
3. It is, moreover, to our interest to increase the
facilities offered by the Bahrain Harbour as quickly as
possible in order to prevent, or at any rate postpone, the
establishment of a oort on the mainland. If the Standard
Oil Comnany of California find oil in Hasa, they will
naturally have to make terminal arrangements on the main
land for shipping oil. ^hey are now, however, only at the
beginning of their operations and I hope,also,that if they
find the Bahrain harbour offers marked facilities for deal
ing with traffic they may prefer to avoid helping to
create a comnrrcial port on the mainland. If we can
achieve pestnoninsr the making of a commercial port for a
few years, it is possible ♦hat unsettled conditions may
reassert/

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This file contains correspondence regarding the provision of a lightship for Bahrain harbour. The majority of this correspondence is between officials at the 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. , the Government of India's Foreign and Political Department, the Royal Indian Marine and the Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO).

In addition to correspondence, the file also contains the following document:

The file includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (47 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 49; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

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