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File 10/5 I Saudi Arabia: Hasa Oil Concession; visit of Major Holmes to Saudi Arabia; Kuwait blockade. [‎19r] (60/496)

The record is made up of 1 volume (245 folios). It was created in 15 Mar 1932-9 Jan 1935. 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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from H«M # 1 s Minister# Jedda.
Xo Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs,
London. Bo* 5-Saving,
Repeated 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. , Buahire. Jtfo*7~Saving.
Bated 11th ( received 24th ) April, 1933.
On the 9th April Holmes arrived. Philby gave
me in strict confidence the following aumraary of the position
of Oil negotiations.
1 # The Minister of ^ureign Affairs* previous
depends, which aimed priiaarily at obtaining substantial
annual payments and a lump eum of one hundred thousand pounds
down have been replaced by more onerous demands by King. The
•Iraq concessions* terms have inspired the new demands, the
chief difference being that Saudi Government now ask for
promise of minimum royalty of two hundred thousand pounds
on commencement of coiomercial exploitation as well as
lump sum and animal payment.
2* At the moment the Iraq Petroleum Company are
trying to ascertain what will be the minimum terms the
Government will offer. They are unlikely to accept anything
heavier than payment of lump sura and considerably lower
annual payment than that demanded by Minister of Finance.
Philby and I agree that there is possibility of business
being transacted.
3. The Standard Oil of California^ representative
returned from %ypt on April 9th. Before his departure
he had made an offer of lump sura down and a considerably lower
annual payment tnan tnat deinanded by Minister of Finance. He
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The volume contains correspondence between the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 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. in Bushire and 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. in Bahrain on the Hasa oil concession in Saudi Arabia, the negotiations of the Standard Oil Company of California for the oil concession in Hasa and the visit of Major Frank Holmes to Riyadh to meet Ibn Saud.

The volume includes correspondence on the Saudi blockade against Kuwait, two copies of the Hasa oil agreement between the Standard Oil Company of California and the Saudi Arab Kingdom (folios 52-68 and 87-102) and correspondence on the application of the Standard Oil Company of California for permission to fly from Basra to Bahrain, which encountered resistence of 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 Bushire, against the presence of American companies in Bahrain (folios 121-123 and following).

There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 212-223).

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1 volume (245 folios)
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The documents in the volume are arranged in chronological order. There is an index at the end of the volume (folio 212-223). The index is arranged chronologically and refers to documents within the volume; it gives brief description of the correspondence with a reference number, which refers back to that correspondence in the volume.

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The foliation is written in pencil in the top right corner (between 44-82 the numbering can be found at the top centre of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. ). The numbering begins on the first page of text which follows 4 blank pages and terminates on the 5th folio from the back; at the rear of the volume there are 4 blank pages. Foliation errors: 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d and 1e; 29, 29a and 29b; 137A and 137B; 159A and 159B; 169A and 169B; 171A and 171B; 179A and 179B.

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