'File 82/1 III (F 64) Prospecting licenses for Kuwait, Bahrain, Nejd, Trucial Coast and Oman' [173r] (360/651)
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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all COMMUNICATIONS TO BE ADDRESSED to THE COMPANY.
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( G01IPI E'Sffi 1 1AL)
rOUR REPLY PLEA38
DATED .... - • .JAliOJ.iU.iY ,....1925
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My dear Oolonel Prideaux,
V/ith reference to my letter Ho. 29 of tlie 2nd of
January, Maokie, who has been visiting "both ICoweit and Bahrain,
has addressed me from the latter place informing me that shortly
"before Sheikh Isa was deposed in favour of his son, Sheikh
Hamad, he had "ranted the Bahrain Concession to Llajor Holmes.
Mackie informs me that this information was given him by Daly
and, surprising though it is in view of the promises made by
the Colonial Office to this Company, I have no option other
than to regard it as correct. Daly has expressed the opinion
to Mackie that he believes Sheikh Hamad would as soon give the
Concession to us as to any one else, but in view of the act of
his father he is particularly anxious not to go back on any
undertaking entered into by Sheikh Isa, at any rate whilst the
old man is alive.
I can only believe that this Concession was granted
secretly by Sheikh Isa, as I can trace nothing on my files to
the effect that we have ever received notice of Sheikh Isa^
act. Would the fact that the agreement was entered into with
out the knowledge or consent of the British G-overniiient oe
sufficient to invalidate it ? It seems to me that Sheikh
Hamad T s attitude towards this Company in the past has been
entirely due to the knowledge that his father had already
granted -a concession to ilajor Holmes and that our chances of
carrying through negotiations successfully are oound to oe
abortive unless the British G-overnment can at this^moment
definitely inform Sheikh Hamad that the agreement is^ invalid
and may, in conseauence, be entirely disregarded by him. I
shall be grateful if you can let me have your considered
opinion on this matter at an early date as our future action
must of necessity depend upon your decision.
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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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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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