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'D 93 KUWAIT OIL A.P.O.C. (82/1 VI) and E. & G.S. (86/1 IV)' [‎173r] (372/526)

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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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Note on interview "between Colonel powle, Political
Resident 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. , and Mr. Starling,
Director of the petroleum Department.
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on
Colonel powle called at the Petroleum Department
19th April 5 1933. Mr. Giffard was present during the later
part of the interview.
Colonel powle informed Mr. Starling that he had seen
the sheikh on the way over. He had unfortunately missed
meeting Sir John cadman, "but he learned full details of the
discussion which sir John had had with the sheikh from
Mr. Elkington, the General Manager in Persia of the
Anglo -Persian Oil Company, and the Sheikh had also informed
him of what had transpired. On the whole he felt rather
happier ahout the situation. After making a very good
offer to the Sheikh, Sir John Cadman had suggested that the
Sheikh should now agree to give the Anglo-persian Oil Company
the concession. The sheikh had x-eplied, however, that he
was unahle to reach any decision until he had disciiosed
matters again with 2/ajor Holmes. Colonel powle ^.a^d h
Buggested to the Sheikh that when he had reached the stage
of wishing to reach a decision he should, without informing
the parties, submit the latest drafts of the
concessions to H .M. Government for their advice,
finally made up his mind. The Sheikh said he would
this.
^ v>Tr sheikh had shown buch a
Mr. Starling inquired why the
nolonel powle replied
leaning in favour of Major Holm •
that it was partly "because the Sheikh had a pers
for Major Holmes, and partly because he helieve
n rnaicQ the Sheikh a
K a jor Holmes may have promised
^ r.nt HDDear in the Agreement.
substantial payment which wou
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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)' [‎173r] (372/526), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/623, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023609366.0x0000ad> [accessed 12 December 2019]

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