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'D 93 KUWAIT OIL A.P.O.C. (82/1 VI) and E. & G.S. (86/1 IV)' [‎50r] (120/526)

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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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2.
4. He added that he personally was dis
inclined to accept the Companys invitation, hut that
it would come much easier for him. to gracefully make
the necessary excuses, if he got an orficial letter
from you to the effect that • difl not quite like
the idea o^ his first visit to England as Ruler of
Kuwait, being made in an unofficial capacity, as it
would prevent them "paying him the necessary honours due
to his Status.
' I do not know what your views are, but
if you could see your way to give me an official letter
or telegram, on the above lines, 3 think the sheikh wi-ul
definitely not accept the invitation.
It may interest you to know that
Mr.Jansen, the writer of the invitation to the ^heidi,
and I.Ir.Lombardi a Director of the standard Cil Coy will
nass through Kuwait by air en route to Bahrain on Snd —arc - *
Major Holmes proposes to accompany him f^om here, an... al^
three will return to ".uwait and stay with the cheikh,
9th. March, i-fter that Lr.-Jansens and I r • Lombardis movements
are uncertain. The above news was given to me yesterday
by the Sheikh and was confirmed by • -ajo^ Holmen,
7 The Sheikh apparently has not the courage
to give Mr.Jansen a direct ^o- to his invitation, so
hones for a letter from you, under cover of which he can
get out of his predicament. This is rather typical of him.
0^ There is of course the danger, which
no doubt you will recognize, that your reply will be shown
to I/Ir.Jansen who may accuse you of bringing undue Influence
to bear on the Sheikh, this I think must be risked, as
it is clearly our duty to prevent the Sheikh accepting a
private

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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)
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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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'D 93 KUWAIT OIL A.P.O.C. (82/1 VI) and E. & G.S. (86/1 IV)' [‎50r] (120/526), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/623, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023609365.0x000079> [accessed 14 October 2019]

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