Oil Concessions

IOR/R/15/1/749

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The record is made up of 5 volumes (306 folios). It was created in 1933-c 1964. 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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The file consists of five volumes containing copies of oil concessions 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. region and correspondence between British officials related to them.

1) 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. - Concessions in Bahrein [Bahrain], Kuwait &c. (sic) Correspondence 1932 to July, 1933 (folios 1-140);

2) Qatr [Qatar] Oil Concession and Connected Documents; Dubai Oil Concession and Connected Documents; Sharjah Oil Concession and Connected Documents (folios 141-170);

3) Memorandum and Articles of Association of Petroleum Development ( Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. ) Limited (folios 171-210);

4) Concession Agreements with Ajman (1951), Dubai (1937), Sharjah (1937) and Umm Al Qaiwain (1945) (folios 211-300);

5) Notes concerning the Abu Dhabi Petroleum Company Ltd (folios 301-306).

The notes include a map of the company's pipelines and terminal facilities, a map of its air routes, a diagram of its central production facilities at Habshan and an aerial photograph of Jabal Dhanna.

Extent and format
5 volumes (306 folios)
Arrangement

The file is contained within five separate volumes divided up as outlined in the scope and content.

Physical characteristics

Condition: A mixture of loose sheets and bound pamphlets contained in five separate volumes.

Foliation: The foliation sequence runs through five parts as a single continuous sequence. This sequence commences at the first folio in part one and terminates at the last folio in part five, which is a photographic item in a polyester sheet; 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. The file contains the following foliation errors: 158, and 158A; 276, and 276A.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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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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IOR/R/15/1/749

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1933-c 1964 (CE, Gregorian)

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