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'File 82/1 [I] (F 52) A.P.O.C. and Oil Concessions Arab Coast' [‎91r] (181/307)

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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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The Director of the Petroleum Department presents his
compliments to the Under Secretary of State for India and
transmits herewith a cony of a letter to the Colonial Office
in regard to the An^lo-Persian Oil Company^ application
for an oil prospecting licence over the territories of the
Sultan of Muscat.
Petroleum Department.
27th November,19/2.
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S.24.
Sir,
Petroleum Department,
BOARD OF TRAEK.
22nd November,1922.
With reference to your letter No.56754/22 of the
20th instant re^irdin^ the An^lo-Persian Oil Coinpany^s
prosp
territories of the Sultan of Muscat, I am directed by the
application for an oi
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ectinp; licence over the
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Board of Trade to request you to inform the Duke of
Devonshire that it is noted from 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. letter of
the 9th November that the Govomment of India has been
requested to instruct 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 to endeavour to secure from the Sultan of Muscat an a/rreemtot
in re^rard to oil in his territories similar to the convention
made with the Dheikhs of Koweit and Bahrein.
2.
It would appear that the present time is not
: f^eolo^ical investir "' L *
course it would pro 1
favourable for commencing p^olofdcal investigations in
Oman and in the ordinary course it would probably be
preferable to postpone the issue of a licence until the
political conditions had improved. If, however, there is any
danger of American competition for these ri/^hts as is
stated to be the case, it may be desirable to allow the
Aiyrlo-Persion Oil Company to secure a definite licence,
with some relaxation as regards the time allowed for completing
the examination rather than rely on a general assurance of
priority. The fact that the Company are anxious to obtain
a licence and would be prepared to pay even a small
preliminary fee mirJit afford some inducement to the Sultan
to accede to the wisehs of H.'l. Government.
The Under Secretary of State,
COLONIAL OFFICE.
I am, etc.,
(Sd.) J.C. Clarke.

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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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