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'D 93 KUWAIT OIL A.P.O.C. (82/1 VI) and E. & G.S. (86/1 IV)' [‎79r] (178/526)

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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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SECRET. ; Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,iluwait.
■*j co- ^Dated the 2End March 1932.
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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. , Kuwait;
To
The Hon'hie 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. 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. ,
BUSH1R3 •
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Sir,
I have the honour to report that on the ISth
Instant and in Hie absence of . ajor holmes at raKrain,
His Excellency the Shaikh mentioned casually to me at
a dinner party in my house that Major Holmes had prepared
or was preparing two new draft Oil Agreements to replace
the one already submitted by him last year and which was
commented on by His Majesty's Government. Owing to the
presence of other guests I could not pursue the subject
at the time.
2. On the 14th March Mr .Janson accompaniea by Major
and Mrs.Holmes returned from Bahrain and were taken to
Dasman Palace where they stayed as guests of the Shaikh.
3. On the 14th March I called on His Sxcellency
and on the completion of certain business which I had to
transact X reminded him of his conversation at my dinner
party and asked if he could give me any details of the
two new draft agreements which Major Holmes was supposed
to have prepared*
4. The Shaikh apologized for not having mentioned
the matter before and said that the facts were as follows:
That he had, prior to Major Holmes's departure for Bahrain
on 9th March (with Mr .Janson) asked him to put up two
new draft concessions (twin) in place of the old single
- , one /

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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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