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'File 82/1 [I] (F 52) A.P.O.C. and Oil Concessions Arab Coast' [‎54r] (107/307)

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The record is made up of 1 file (151 folios). It was created in 30 Jun 1921-30 Apr 1923. 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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LETT ER AMD ENCLOSURE FROM CQLOHIAL OFFICE TO 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. DATSD
* ^th November. 1921.
54946/1921.
Downing Street,
28th November, 1921,
Sir,
With reference to yoyrletter (P.4648) of the 1st of November
forwarding correspondence with 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
G-ulf and the Government of India relative to the desire of the Anglo
Persian Oil Company to obtain yn exclusive licence for projecting
for oil and its allied products in certain districts of Arabia
and 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. littoral, I am directed by Mr. Secretary
Churchill to transmit to you the draft of a letter that it is
proposed to address to the Arlgo-Persion Oil Company on the subject,
and to enquire whether Mr. Secretary Kontagu concurs in the terms
of that draft.
I am etc.,
(SGD) J.SHUCKBURGK.
The Under Secretary of State,
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. .
mm.
The Secretary,
Arsglo-Persian Oil Co.
Downing Street,
November,1921.
Sir,
With reference to your letters to
the foreign Office of tne 12th May and
/6th October lest, regarding the appli
cation of your Company for prospecting
licences for oil and its allied products
in certain areas in Arabia and on 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. littoral. I am directed by
Mr. Secretary Chrarchill to inform you
that he has now received the observations
of the Petroleum Departmeiat. the Righ
Com issi oner for Iraq, and the Secretary
of State for India, whom it was necess
ary to consult in the matter.
2. I am to state that itewill not
be practicable to obtain for your
Company a single exclusive licence
over tne whole of the territories
mentioned in your letter of the 12th
May as the native^rulers must in each
case be given the opportmnity of
accepting or rejecting proposals made
in commercial interests. Moreover,
political conditions in the territories
of the Sultan of Muscat, the Trucial
Chiefs of Oman, and Ibn Saud make it
impracticable for applications for
licences over those territories to
be

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The file contains correspondence and telegrams between the Political Department and the Under Secretary of State at 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. in London, Sir Winston Churchill (Secretary of State for the Colonies at the time), 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. at Bushire, 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. at Kuwait, the Vice-Consul at Mohammerah [Khorramshahr, Iran] and Anglo Persian Oil Company (APOC) representatives regarding contacts with local rulers about oil concessions in Bahrain and Kuwait.

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The file is incomplete. Some letters, mainly containing pledges signed by Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. rulers not to grant any oil concession to anyone except with the permission of the British Government, were removed from the original file and forwarded to the Foreign Office in 1953. In these instances the former numbering sequence presents gaps, and these letters are replaced by folios indicating page numbers, sender, receiver, date and subject of the letter removed. These letters are now in FO 371/7723 and FO 371/104408.

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1 file (151 folios)
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The documents in the file are mostly arranged in chronological order.

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The main foliation is in pencil in encircled numbers in top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. The numbering starts on the front cover with 1 and carries on until 153, which is the last number given on the back cover of the file. A former sequence runs from the first to the last folio of writing, pencil numbers (not circled) in top right recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio, not crossed through - the numbering runs 1-260 missing numerous numbers out. The reason is that some letters were removed from the original file to be forwarded to the Foreign Office in 1953, whereas the former numbering sequence presents gaps.

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