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File 2794/1921 Pt 10 'Oil. Persian Gulf. Bahrain. Refinery at Bahrain.' [‎58r] (115/547)

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The record is made up of 1 file (272 folios). It was created in 1933-1938. 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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j-rsnsUtion of loiter dated the 14th kiie ! h^n "354 tilth
NoT-aber 1 35) from Hie Excelle ncy She Itch Eir %aad bln
»Is& U Kh«llf«h # fC«C* X«E« # C.S.U, hu.er of hr a in,
to lleutenant-Ccion^I Gordon ^och, C«I*x*, A Oi.itic^l
Agent, Bahrain.
After Cosn:llrtentff.
I received your kind letter NoIC/5^7-10/1 of
1335 r^g&rdtr.f, the decision made by Tne Bahrain Petroleum
Cox ray Plaited that they uould eatebllsh a. refinery in
Bahrain, and that they fegre* to pay the taxca
mentioned* I thankful to the British ^overament
and to your honour for the c, re tekea* 1 also approve
of ail the w ttera wentionec'.
Baual * ml lug.

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The file contains letters, telegrams and memoranda relating to oil prospecting being undertaken in Bahrain by the Bahrain Petroleum Company (hereafter BAPCO). The principal correspondents in the file are 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. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ; 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. in Bahrain; the Chief Local Representative in Bahrain for BAPCO; and British Government officials from 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. and Petroleum/Mining Department in London.

Key subjects discussed in the file include drafts for the modification of the articles of the lease. The file includes the deed of a modification of the lease between the Ruler of Bahrain (Shaikh Ḥamad bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah) and the Bahrain Petroleum Company (folio 15), as well as a map showing the area selected by BAPCO under the 1925 concession (folio 392).

The file includes a divider which gives the subject number, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (272 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

The subject 2794 ( Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. : Oil) consists of seventeen files and volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/989-1005. The files and volumes are divided into eighteen parts as follows: parts 1 and 2 comprise one volume; part 3 comprises the second volume; part 3A comprises the third volume; part 3B comprises the fourth volume; part 4 comprises the fifth volume; parts 5 and 5A comprise the sixth volume; part 6 comprises the seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth files and volumes; parts 7, 8 and 9 comprise the eleventh volume; part 10 comprises the twelfth file; part 12 comprises the thirteenth file; part 14 comprises the fourteenth volume, part 15 comprises the fifteenth volume; part 16 comprises the sixteenth file; part 17 comprises the seventeenth volume. There are no parts 11 and 13.

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Foliation: the file is contained within an envelope. The foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front of the envelope with 1, continues at the inside front cover of the file with 2, and terminates at the last folio with 273; 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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File 2794/1921 Pt 10 'Oil. Persian Gulf. Bahrain. Refinery at Bahrain.' [‎58r] (115/547), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/1000, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100077493584.0x000076> [accessed 24 January 2020]

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