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'File 82/1 [I] (F 52) A.P.O.C. and Oil Concessions Arab Coast' [‎60r] (119/307)

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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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4170/1922.
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Downing Street,
15th February 1922
Sir,
I am directed by Mr. Secretary Churchill to refer to
your letter of the 25th of January No. S. 24 and to
transmit to you/ herewith, for the consideration of Sir
P. Lloyd Greame, the draft of a letter, which, subject to
his concurrence, Mr. Churchill proposes to address to the
Anglo Persian Oil Company in reply to that Company's
application for the grant of prospecting licences in the
Arabian littoral of 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. , and which embodies
the general conclusions reached at an informal conference,
held recently at the Coilonial Office in this connection.
At this informal Conference, upjpn which the Petroleum
Department was represented, it was agreed that a sliding
scale should be prepared in the Petroleum Department for
regulating the variable royalty payable by the Anglo Persian
Oil Company under the terms of the Mining lease to the
Sheikhs of Koweit and Bahrein. Mr. Churchill would be
obliged if the scale could now be prepared and transmitted to
this Department, together with such observations as Sir P.
Lloyd Greame may desire to ofifer upon the accompanying draft
letter to the Anglo Persian Oil Company, The favour of an
early reply is requested in order that the proposed
communicatfedn may be addressed to the Company with as little
delay as possible.
A similar letter has been addressed to 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. .
I am,
etc., etc.,
(SD.) J.E. SHUCKBURGH.
} Secretary
PETROLEUM EEPARTiiSNT.

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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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