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'File 82/1 IV (F 79) Anglo Persian Oil Company Arab Side (Kuwait, Bahrain, Nejd)' [‎46r] (97/419)

The record is made up of 1 file (204 folios). It was created in 30 Oct 1925-27 Sep 1932. 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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Confidential.
No« 70&-B. of lyiii.
British Kesidency and ConBuiate-Generai,
Bub hi re, the 29x11 October 1951.
From
To
The Hecretary to tiie Hon'ble the Political htsident
in the j^eroian aulf,
Yhe Poxitical A<rent,
Kuwai t.
Vl
fllr,
I am directed to encloae for your information a copy
of letter ito. 72C/7, dated tne A 4th uctober 19ol # rogurding
their desire to explore Kuwait territory.
2. As you are aware, the H^n'ble tlie ir 'oliticul heslaent
discussed tr« natter verbally with His Kxcellency tlie bhaikh
and he was glad to find that he had no objection. he
has therefore in formed the Anglo-Persian Oil Conpany that
they can proceed as soon as they like and should Arrange
ductal la with you.
3. The Mon'ble the Politicul hesicient would be glad if you
would intimate this to the shaikh and ask for hio formal
concurrence. He (the Poxitical hesident) presumeu that the
Shaikh will make no charge except for guards or any other
necessary expenses.
1 have the honour to oe #
air.
Your obedient servant.
f'
for Secretary to ihe Political hcsiuent
in tiie i?«rHian Gulf.

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The volume contains correspondence and telegrams between the Political Department, the Colonial Office and the 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, 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 Agents at Kuwait and Anglo Persian Oil Company (APOC) representatives. Main subjects are the negotiations for oil concessions mainly in Kuwait, but also in Bahrain and Nejd [Najd, Jubail, Saudi Arabia] against the competitor Eastern and General Syndicate Limited, represented by Major Frank Holmes, and a geological exploration of Kuwait by APOC.

The volume also includes a draft agreement on the oil exploration license in Kuwait, in Arabic and English, dated 13 August 1932, between Shaikh Aḥmad al-Jābir Āl Ṣabāḥ, ruler of Kuwait, and APOC (folios 120-131), and a Map of 'Kuwait Bay' on folio 132A.

Some of the documents in the volume are marked as confidential and there are some documents in Arabic.

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1 file (204 folios)
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The documents in the volume are mostly arranged in chronological order. There is an index at the beginning of the volume, on folio 3, and notes at the end (folios 193-199).

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The main foliation is in pencil, encircled and in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. The numbering commences at the front cover with 1, then 1A and 1B; 2 and 2A; 3-128; 129 and 129A; 130, 131, 132 and 132A and then it carries on until 203, which is the last number given on the back cover. A second foliation sequence runs between ff. 3-190; these numbers are also written in pencil, are not circled and can be found in the same position as the main sequence.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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