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'File 82/1 IV (F 79) Anglo Persian Oil Company Arab Side (Kuwait, Bahrain, Nejd)' [‎60r] (125/419)

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.
Dated the 11th February 1932.
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Lieutenant-Colonel H.R.P.Dickson, C.I.E.,
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. , Kuwait#
The General Manager,
Anglo Pepsi en Oil Company Ltd.,
Abadan Hefinery,
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. #
Geologlorl Surirmr of Kuwait.
Sir,
Referenoe your latter 72 C/7 dated the 3rd
February end your telegram Bfo.HlX dated 9th February 1932.
^' ^ nu i 1 - 1 - by now have received my telegram No.13
dated the 10th February eonveylng His Exoellenoy the Shaikh of
Kuwait's sanction to your making an aerial reoonmlsanoe over
Kuwait commencing on 19th February.
"■' s you surmise a good landing ground exists at
Kuwait for your aeroplane, and a guard can always be arranged to
look after the latter at night if me reconnaisance will continue
oyer seyeral days#
4 * 1 haT * already prepared the Shaikh for tl» return
of your geological survey party during February or at the and of
the month, and he has expressed pleasure and satisfaction that the
party is to return so soon*
^ Heference the last paragraph of your letter. It
is very nice of you to thank me for the small as-istanca I hare
been able to give. The Officers whom you sent us (Cox and Tate)
'ere such nice fellows and 11 was a pleasure to put them up and
do what we could fbr them.

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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.

Extent and format
1 file (204 folios)
Arrangement

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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