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    no objections,if the Sheikh is agreeable. With kind regards, Yours sincerely, f-Sgd) H.E.Nichols. Sir John ...

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    to your proposal provided that the consent ef the Sheikh of iuwait is obtained, fou will,of coarse, keep the 1 olitical uesident at .»iushire inforeed of what you are doing and approaoh the Sheikh in the first case ...

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    Office sanctioned our request subject to your ootaining the concurrence of the Sheikh. We accordingly ... by our geologists pro- M vided Sheikh agreeable and have requested rt you to approach Sheikh in first ...

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    that the Colonial Office are telegraphing you on the subject. I trust that negotiations with the Sheikh may ...

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    in the first place to obtain your concurrence, and in the second place to obtain the approval of H.E.The Sheikh ... approval from a.E.The Sheikh. We presume that h .E.The Sheikh will not require from us any payments ... on account of services which H.E.The Sheikh might see fit to render us. We should be much obliged if it would ...

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    that H.S. the Sheikh of Koweit approves of the survey taking place, and that His Excellency will not require any payment in resnect thereof, other than out-of- pocket expenses in connection with guards or other ... in the territory of i.E.The Sheikh of Koweit. /e are very much indebted to the good offices of rhe -lon'ble ...

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    the permission of H .E. the Sheikh to this arrangement. 'he survey party who visited Koweit at the beginning ... as to approach rl .E. the Sheikh on our behal le^a^ciinfj cuis proposal also, ihe proposed aerial survey, ...

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    a concession from H*"'?. the Sheikh. I have accordingly addressed a letter to H.E. the Sheikh in this sense ...

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    & 7?C/7 13th .pril 1938. H•!«!.Sheikh Ahmed El Jabir Fl Sabeh,C.I.E. The Sheikh of FXiwalt, K U '7 AIT. Your Excellency, ;e much regret to have to inform Your Excellency that as the result of our present investigations in search of oil in Your Excellency's territory, our London Principals have ...

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    I took upon myself the responsibility of seeing the Sheikh and informing him verbally and in as tactful ... for what I had been asked to spy, 3. The Sheikh as I expected he -.-rould^ rejected the proposal at once, saying ... always provided that H,M.Gr,. approved the wording of the various clauses, 4. The Sheikh rather heatedly ...

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    were found. 5* Obviously Holmes has been bringing heavy pressure to bear on the Sheikh since he came b ,cV from Bahrain and I think has got him largely on his side now, 6» The Sheikh greatly resented ... with him, the Sheikh, whilst he,Holmes, had never deviated from his original offer to negociate ...

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    I had two long interviews with the Sheikh in which I was very soon able to realize that our precipitous ... research, and I offered the Sheikh ^5.20,000 n.a. ( and was ...

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    and have just received their cabled reply, which is to the effect that in deference to the Sheikh's vishes ... and submitted to the Sheikh and for arrangements to be made to open negotiations personally with the Sheikh ... to H.E. through Col. Dickson. At the conclusion of my interviews with the Sheikh I had explained to him ...

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    that such a course, or even a reference to such a course, would be likely to offend the amour propre of the Sheikh ...

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    to be in a position to ar; ue convincingly thrt tl:ie Sheikh, in choosing the offer of the Ar^Jo-Persian Oil Compajy, ...

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    for submission to the Sheikh of Kuwait. In these circumstances it would now appear advisable to defer any action until the Sheikh has had an opportunity of comparing the proposals of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company ...

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    and have been examined both by the Sheikh and cy His Majesty's Government. 4. I enclose for your ...

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    that they could properly advise the Sheikh to give prior or preferential treatment to the Eastern and General ... the interests of the Sheikh and his principality. Information has now been received that the Anglo-Persian Oil Company is submitting a draft concession for the consideration of the Sheikh of Kuwait, ...