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'File 82/1 IV (F 79) Anglo Persian Oil Company Arab Side (Kuwait, Bahrain, Nejd)' [‎79r] (163/419)

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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No.53, Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Kuwait,
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Lieutenant-Colonel H«R»P .Dickson,
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 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 iersian Gulf, Bushire«
Withdrirwal of A.P.O.G^, _Geologists_fron Kuwait.
Cir,
I have the honour to report that ilr.Ghaw, Chief
"Fields** Geologist of the Anglo Persian Oil Company Ltd., arrived
suddenly last night (14th April 1932) and brought a letter for
. myself from the General tianager at Abadan anc another for His
Excellency the Shaikh.
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2 # The purport of both letters, copies c£ which I am
forwarding with this, was to the effect that all geological, explor
ation work in Kuwait was to be abandoned forthwith.
At the request of ilr.Shaw I took him round to ca.
on His Excellency at S.SO.a.m. on the 15th April, ^oth to give him
an opportunity of thanking the Shaikh for all his many kin ^esses
in furthering the efforts of the geological party during its stay
in Kuwait territory, and in order that he might bid His Sxcellency
farewell.
4 # His Excellency was quite obviously distressed to
receive the sudden news, and expressed his proCound disappo in triers
that the Directors of the Anglo Persian Oil Company Ltd. had seen
fit to abandon their efforts so soon, just,when to his b±k S xxxx
uninitiated mind success was in sigb.t. He aor. 0^1 cxionf; t le
farewell politenesses, that he was ready to welcocB and ass is 4 "
Englishman, whether engaged in Government or Ca.imercial work at
all times and whenever they cared to visit his ^tate but more then

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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)
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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