'File 14/1- Vol 6 OIL CONCESSIONS MUSCAT'

IOR/R/15/6/428

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The record is made up of 1 file (217 folios). It was created in 13 Apr 1936-21 Dec 1948. 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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The file comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, and notes, relating to oil concessions in the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman:

Topics discussed include:

  • Use of airfields by Petroleum Concessions Limited
  • Explorations in Oman by the Iraq Petroleum Company
  • A map of concession areas in the Middle East
  • Demarcation of the Muscat/Aden boundary
  • Explorations for oil in Hadhramaut, Mahra, and Dhofar.

Included in the file is a copy (folio 83) of the letter in 1929 from Sultan Taymūr bin Fayṣal bin Turkī Āl Bū Sa‘īd to 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. , Muscat (Gerald Patrick Murphy concerning the boundaries of Dhofar province.

Also included (ff 94-95) are the 'Instructions to Field Party for Geological Reconnaissance of Southeastern Hadramhaut, the Mahra and Dhofar'.

The file features the following principal correspondents: 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. , Muscat (Ralph Ingham Hollows); 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. (William Rupert Hay); 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. , Bahrain; Iraq Petroleum Company (Stephen Hemsley Longrigg); the Manager, Petroleum Concessions ( Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. ) Limited, (Basil Henry le Riolet Lermitte); and Representative for Petroleum Concessions ( Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. ) Limited (Richard Bird).

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1 file (217 folios)
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The papers are arranged in rough chronological order from the front to the rear of the volume.

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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 219; these numbers are written in pencil 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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English in Latin 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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Unrestricted

Archive reference
IOR/R/15/6/428
Former external reference(s)
File 14/1/6

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13 Apr 1936-21 Dec 1948 (CE, Gregorian)

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