'File 82/1 IV (F 79) Anglo Persian Oil Company Arab Side (Kuwait, Bahrain, Nejd)' [51r] (107/419)
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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Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Kuwait.
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Dated the lllii November 1931.
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Lieutenant-Colonel H.R.P.Dicteon, C.I.S.,
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. , Kwait.
The Secretary to
the Hon'ble the Political Residait
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. , Bushir e.
In reply to your confidential No.705-S
dated 29th October 1931.
I have the honour to forward herewith
translation of confidential letter No.R/194 dated 29th
Jamad Thani 1350 (10th November 1931) which I have re
ceived from H.E. the Ruler of Kuwait, in which he grants
his formal approval to the Anglo-Persian Oil Company
sending a new geological survey party to Kuwait this
2. While His Excellency's letter is a trifle
vague in the last paragraph where he says, "and (we note
that) the Company will meet whatever expenses the party
may be put to%» I think the Anglo-Persian Oil Company
need feel no anxiety on the score of "charges", in view
of the wording of the last paragraph of my letter to the
Shaikh, which reads as follows and to which the Shaikh's
sentence is a reply.
"The Hon'ble 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
tT GrUlf asks me to add that he presumes Your Excellency
"will make no charge except for guards, and other
"necessary expenses, which the Anglo-Persian Oil Com-
"pany have intimated their full willingness to meet".
I am enclosing a spare copy of this in case
you should desire/same to the Anglo-Persian Oil Coy.Abadan.
I have 1he honour to be.
Your most obedient servant,
MlfiAP Lieut-c 0 " l
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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)
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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