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'File 82/1 III (F 64) Prospecting licenses for Kuwait, Bahrain, Nejd, Trucial Coast and Oman' [‎43r] (100/651)

The record is made up of 1 file (322 folios). It was created in 28 Nov 1923-9 Sep 1925. 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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necessary to postpone the matter for such a long
period, and later called on the Sheikh and dis
cussed the matter verbally. The Sheikh stated that
he was going into every clause in grea^ detail and
obtaining the opinions of various local persons
about different points that aror.e, and that he feared
he might not be able to give a studied reply for the
■ i m
| l best part of six months*
3. You have probably received informtion to
||i th® same effect from your Representative, but in case
B this is not so, Mr. Thomas desires me to inform you in
the above sense and also to express his regret that
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■ through no fault of this Department the negotiations
112 1
I appear likely to be protracted.
I am, Gentlemen,
Your obedient Servant,
(Sipi) J. E. SSilCIBDRfiE

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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 Sharjah, local rulers, and Anglo Persian Oil Company (APOC) representatives on the negotiations for oil concessions in Kuwait, Bahrain, Nejd [Najd, Jubail, Saudi Arabia], Qatar, Muscat, Oman and Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. against the competitor Eastern and General Syndicate Limited, represented by Major Frank Holmes.

The volume includes the agreement on the oil exploration license in Muscat and Oman, in Arabic and English, signed on 18 May 1925, between Saiyid Taimur bin Faisal, Sultan of Muscat and Oman, and D'Arcy Exploration Company limited (folios 281-296).

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1 file (322 folios)
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The documents in the volume are mostly arranged in chronological order.

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The main foliation is circled in pencil, 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 begins with the first item of correspondence, on number 1, and ends with the last folio of writing, on number 314.

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'File 82/1 III (F 64) Prospecting licenses for Kuwait, Bahrain, Nejd, Trucial Coast and Oman' [‎43r] (100/651), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/620, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023603061.0x000065> [accessed 11 December 2019]

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