'D 93 KUWAIT OIL A.P.O.C. (82/1 VI) and E. & G.S. (86/1 IV)' [175r] (376/526)
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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areas which were in contemplation. Colonel Powle said that
an effort had been made to get details of the proposal.
The Sheikh had agreed that Major Holmes might be approached
but Holmes had so far declined to give particulars.
Colonel powle said he would make anotner effort.
in reply to a further question as to the possibility
of establishing a refinery in Kuwait if oil were found,.
Colonel powle said that at present there was no satisfactory
water supply available and water was brought by barge from
Iraq.. He also mentioned that a few years ago the area of
Kuwait had been reduced, which was another grievance of
the Sheikh. A neutral zone between Kuwait and Hasa had
"been established over which the sheikh and Jbn Saud had
In a general discussion on other areas 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. , Mr. Starling said that some anxiety was felt
at the persistent activities of American oil interests.
Prom a British point of view the situation was complicated
by the fact that the principal British company, the
Anglo-persian Oil Company., was prevented from securing
concessions in these Gulf areas, apart from Kuwait,
because they were parties to an agreement among the groups
in the Iraq petroleum Company which was designed to prevent
competition between these groups. Colonel lowle asked
that he might, for his own information, be furnished with
a note of the position and Mr. Starling undertook to suppiy
Colonel powle explained that, as political Resid 5
he was not concerned with Hasa, which formed pai
Von Saud* s territory and was dealt with by Sir A. Ryan
Jedda. He was, however, responsible for Kuwait an
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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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