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    keep me in touch with the progress made at each stage of the discussions with the Sheikhs. I have ...

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    instructed to submit a draft on these lines to the respective Sheikhs, and that His Majesty's Government, ... be glad to know what progress has been made in the negotiations with the Sheikhs. We have, etc., ...

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    . v ( . A la ;esim gulp LA Sir, Reference to previous correspondence :— Resident's Telegram No 1151 of the ^£cl5th December 1923 hp Downing Street, J February,192 4. 1 have the honour to transmit to you foryour information, copies of the papers noted below on the subject of oil concessions to Qatar. ima* lufiHint ...

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    with the Sheikh of Qatar for an oil concession in his territory that His Majesty* s Government feel bound ...

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    in the territory of the Sheikh of Qatar and the Sheikh of Kuweit Political Resident, yMiffiy&mmbimim&r ...

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    that the Sheikh of qatar is. in fact, one of these Chiefs, . and the language of our letter to the Foreign Office ... for priority in respect of oil concessions in the territory of the Sheiidi of Qatar. 2. In the second paragraph ... in the first paragraph of your letter to the Foreign Office of the 12th May 1921. in as ^Ch a S the Sheikh ...

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    for a concession irom the Sheikh of Qatar* Moreover, we understand that Major Holmes, the agent ... concession in Qatar until we hear from you that we are at liberty to do so. In this connection, we venture, ... the oil rights in qatar will not react to our disadvantage, as similar action on our part unfortunately ...

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    negotiations with the Sheikh of Kuwait for an oil concession in hie territory. 2. The Resident reports that during his last visit to the Sheikh on the 29th of November in cora- pargr with the Political Agent, he discussed the ques tion of the concession, and that the Sheikh's reply was received early in January, ...

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    necessary to postpone the matter for such a long period, and later called on the Sheikh and dis cussed the matter verbally. The Sheikh stated that he was going into every clause in grea^ detail and obtaining the opinions of various local persons about different points that aror.e, and that he feared he ...

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    of the Shaikh of Qatar, flcal Resident, I the I PERSIAN GULP. 1 have the honour to be. Sir, Your most obedient, ...

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    to our application for an oil concession in the territory of the Shaikh of Qatar. 2. We are very pleased ... of the Shaikh of Qatar improve sufficiently to permit of negotiations with the latter being instituted. We have ...

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    8292/24. Downing Street, February, 1924. Gentlemen, I ana directed by r. Secretary Thomas to acknowledge the receipt of your letter Ho.TT/lZ/OFF of the 16th of February in regard to your application for an oil concession in the territory of the Sheikh of Qatar. 2. As regards the possibility of sufficient ...

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    and the Sheikh of ^oweit for an oil concession in his territory. I have the honour to be, Sir, Your most ...

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    deem It a favour If you will inform us if and when ' politioal situation in the territory of the Sheikh of Qatar m^y show h improvement as, in your opinion, to jlstilir the institution of :otiations ...

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    for an oil conceesion in the territory of the Sheikh of Qatar. Z. A8 regards the possibility of sufficient ...

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    in either Bahrein or I Kuwait. 4. As regards the territory of the Sheikh of Qatar, I note that Colonel ...

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    f -hi- negotiate a concession. As you will see in the enclosures to my despatchi No.6 of the 7th of February, while feeling bound to recognise the .Anglo Persian Oil Company's prior claim as regards Qatar, I do not consider the present a suitable time, on general political grounds, for negotiations ...

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    subject, we have to acquaint you that we hope to "be able to conclude an agreement with the Sheikhs by 31st ...

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    Jabbar Chalabi KimdhaiVI,. Na^irEff. ofHiIVBros , Abdnl Aziz Eft Mutalr, Sayid Yasem Eft Sajrid Mn.tafa ... Sheikh Ahmed al Jabir al Sabaah with the principal members of his suite was the guest of H. M. King ... the Motasariffs residence, on the roof of which the reception and banquet was held. After the banquet Sheikh ...

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    was the guest of Sheikh Siosd el Subah at Zubair dining with Sulaiman Chalabi el Gumlas, the Hais el Baladiyah ... by i Squadron Leader Hallam Peck 0. B. E. ! and Officers of 81 Squadron R.A.E. | Sheikh Ahmed was particularly ... H.H. Sheikh Ahmed is staying in Basrah for the final processions fd Muharram when he returns to Koweit. ...

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    I consider that under- ting given to sink two Artesian Wells is directed towards influencing Sheikh ... in their overtures by Sheikh's "evidenced distrust of Company for which I suggest Holmes "alone is responsible ? tT I think you will agree with me that our position in regard to negotiations with the Sheikh of Bahrain ...

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    tJf - ( 2 ) - (commjBB) any hGadway wiljli the Sheikh at this raoinent. I feel that Major Holmes ... that in doing so he would he ingratiating himself in the Sheikh T s favour, which \Wjfc3rd in itself would prove ... prove a very strong weapon in his hands and will further influence the Sheikh against entering ...

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    contract with the Sheikh, of Bahrain, he wall not fail to make use of the opportunity to conduct propaganda calculated to cause the Sheikh of Bahrain to refuse to negotiate with this Company. I feel, therefore, ... with the Artesian Wells, at any rate until after the 31st of March. You will recollect that the Sheikh of Bahrain ...

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    "before Sheikh Isa was deposed in favour of his son, Sheikh Hamad, he had "ranted the Bahrain Concession ... it as correct. Daly has expressed the opinion to Mackie that he believes Sheikh Hamad would as soon give ... not to go back on any undertaking entered into by Sheikh Isa, at any rate whilst the old man is alive. I can ...

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    reference to my letter 29 of 2nd January in view "of advices from Mackie at Bahrain have decided with "your ... at Bahrain .under an arrangement entered into with the Sheikh, Mackie has informed me that the material ... expect the Sheikh of Bahrain to meet, and the fact that work is delayed would be entirely laid at our ...

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    in the internal affaire of Kuwait, which they aonsrently have a great dread of. He thinks that Mulla Salih.the ... to eee Ix he could Induce the Shaikh to open nej-otistione for an Oil OonoesBion. The Sheikh wae moet ...

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    tells me however on his return from Bahrain it appears that Sheikh Hamad does not regard ...

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    1923, to them. It is satisfactory to learn that you are of the opinion t\at v 'e need not regard Sheikh ... he had done hitherto. Sheikh Hamad's attitude to Mackie nas that, although his father had civen ... on "Lis father's act.. Sheikh Hamad admitted that he was much struck with Holmes' inactivity in connection ...

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    the concession on^terms which would render it commercially attractive is the failure of. Major Holmes to carry ... weatner began. Maokie endeavoured to extract a promise from Sheikh Haiaad that even though he could ... to give it to Holmes. Sheikh Hamad, how- ever, ^wcuia not definitely commit himself, hut Uackie gathered ...

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    ( - 2 . ) nor of "th-Q 3»inouii't of iQ-biDtufc "to be employGd, TI10 effect on "tiie Sheikh 01 Kuwait has, we consider, heen excellent and have no reason to suppose that the effect on the Sheikh ... on that score* I feel that what is required now in Bahrein is that you should instruct Daly to inform the Sheikh ...

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    with the Sheikh. "Eo less harm I suggest has been done to our interests "by the action of Grovemment in informing ... that the Sheikhs are being pressed to suspend negotiations until after that date and are refusing to discuss our ... offering the * Sheikh a subsidy to reject all offers for a Concession to all except ourselves appears to me ...

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    1 2 6 1 { - 3 - ) Dated 19.25* submitted to the Sheikh of Kuwait, I should "be most grateful if you could assist me in this matter. Yours sincerely, Lieut, Col, F, B. Prideaux, 0. S, I,, 0, I, E,, Political Sesident in the Persian Gulf, B U S H I R E, beds ...

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    as to his real motives. 1 trust that you will, if opportunity offers impress on the -Sheikh of Bahrein ...

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    in to see you on his way down. I am most anxiously awaiting news of the Sheikh of Bahrain and the date when ...

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    not be advisable to attempt to withdraw the Draft Agreements already submitted to the Sheikhs at Bahrain ... by the Sheikhs, you do not consider that they will hold out on account of such modifications as the withdrawal ...

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    definitely ©ppeaed to the interssts of the Sheikhs. I am. Sir, tour (iOF.t obodiont Serrwfc, (Sigaedj E, ...