'D 93 KUWAIT OIL A.P.O.C. (82/1 VI) and E. & G.S. (86/1 IV)' [35r] (88/526)
The record is made up of 1 volume (259 folios). It was created in 1 Feb 1933-30 Jun 1933. 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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to proffer any advice of value, seeing
that nine tenths of them are indebted to
him finanoialy, and have not the courage
to say what might not please.
(c) None of the members of the Sheikhly house
take: any hand in the G-overnment of the
State, so their counsel is not sought,
(d) The Sheikh at the moment believes that it
is not in his interests to have the A.x'.O.C.
in his country for two reasons
Fi rstly , because he thinks they do not
intend to work the concession.(This is
some of Holmes t propaganda).
S econdly , his independance mi^ht be threat
ened if he were to set up a concern, backed
by G-overnment,in his State. (Also obviously
(e) ./hat the Jheikh cannot understand and vrtiat
he frequently harps on in course of conver
sation, is the fact that since H.IC.G. raised
no objection to the Americans getting in at
Bahrain, why are they so averse to the same
Americans coming into Auwait.
(f) ICajor Holmes daily preaches that the Sheikh
should not be afraid of consequences, but
take his courage in both hands and decide
in his favour. That he liajor Holmes, will
see that he does not get out of favour Yfith
H .M.G. for doing so.
Xi, 1 have thought it worth while to repor
the above, to sssist you in visualizing the troubles and
doubts which today assail the Sheikh.
12, Lastly and for your information
Holmes left for Bahrain on 12. E. 3S. b3r steamer and
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The volume contains correspondence and telegrams between the Foreign Secretary to the Government of India and the Secretary of State for the Colonies 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 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. at Kuwait and and Eastern and General Syndicate Limited (E.&G.S.) representatives. The main subject is the negotiations for oil concessions in Kuwait between APOC and Eastern and General Syndicate Limited, represented by Major Frank Holmes.
The volume also includes some letters, in Arabic and in translation, from and to the Ruler of Kuwait, Shaikh Aḥmad al-Jābir Āl Ṣabāḥ, and correspondence regarging him being invited to visit London as guest of the Eastern and General Syndicate (folios 73-74). On folios 155A-166 'Final Record of a Meeting held at the Colonial Office on the 26th of April, 1933, to discuss various questions relating to Oil in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ', regarding Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar.
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- 1 volume (259 folios)
The documents in the volume are mostly arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the volume, (folios 237-244). The file notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the file; they give a brief description of the correspondence with reference numbers in red crayon, which refer back to that correspondence in the volume.
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The foliation is written in pencil, not circled, and can be found in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.
The numbering commences at the title page with 1, 1A, 1B, 1C and 1D; then 2-23; 24 and 24A; 25-45; 46 and 46A; 47-110; 111, 111A and 111B; 112-154; 155 and 155A; 156-176; 177-178 are missing or skipped; 179-185; 186 and 186A; 187-215; 216 and 216A and then it carries on until 245, which is the fifth folio from the back of the volume.
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