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'File 82/1 III (F 64) Prospecting licenses for Kuwait, Bahrain, Nejd, Trucial Coast and Oman' [‎199r] (412/651)

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 and not to individuals.
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■ LONDON, GLASGOW,
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Telegraphic Address ;
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'BENTLEY'S; MCNEILL'S.
In Your Reply Please
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CONFIOEHTIAL RECORDS.
Dear Gol. Prideaux,
I thank you for your B/o letter No.42-3 dated
February 19th #
I note that Daly considsrs that it was a mistake for
Mackie both to press Shaikh Hamad to visit the Oil Fields and to
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discuss with him the draft Concession. I am glad to see that
you do not agree with Daly's view. Daly I understand expressed
no such views when Mackie was in Bahrein and certainly gave
Ma, ckie the idea that he regarded his action as the right one and
the results reached as satisfactory#
I do not share your apprehensions regarding the effect
on the Shaikh of a visit to the Oil Fields, It is our experience
that no Arah can conceive of the expense and amount of the work
involved in the development of an Oil Field. They regard an
oil well as a mere shallow hole not unlike their own water wells
which can be dug for a few pounds, and have no idea of the
enormous amount of machinery, pipe and other material required

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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' [‎199r] (412/651), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/620, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023603063.0x00000d> [accessed 4 April 2020]

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