'D 93 KUWAIT OIL A.P.O.C. (82/1 VI) and E. & G.S. (86/1 IV)' [174r] (374/526)
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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He also believed that Major Holines had. represented to the
Sheikh that it would "be to his advantage in his dealings
with H«Government il American influence v/ere brought
into Kuwait. Colonel powle had done what he could to
impress on the Sheikh that it was in his interests to look
to the British Government, but in view of the attitude
H.M. Government had taken over the question of the oil
concession he thought the sheikh felt that H.M. Government
would have no serious ground for complaint if he were to
give the concession to the Eastern and General Syndicate.
Colonel powle said that he had no doubt that if
H.M. Government addressed a letter to the sheik instructing
him to grant the concession to the Anglo-persian Oil
Company, he would comply with such a request, but it would
be impracticable to send such a letter without it also
being communicated to Major Holmes. There would, he
suggested, be nothing to prevent H .M. Government from
telling the Sheikh that in their view the offer sutmitted
by the Anglo -Persian Oil company was tetter, if we were
satisfied that this was the case.
Mr. Starling referred to the proposal which had
been mentioned in a recent despatch that the country should
be divided between the Eastern and General syndicate
the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, the former getting about
400 square miles and the latter about 1,800 square
Colonel Powle said he thought Major Holmes was responsible
for this suggestion and it might be a move intended to
leave the Eastern and General syndicate a bargaining counter
in the event of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company heing given
the major part of the country. Mr. Starling said he
thought it would be useful to get particulars
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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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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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