'D 93 KUWAIT OIL A.P.O.C. (82/1 VI) and E. & G.S. (86/1 IV)' [176r] (378/526)
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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the remainder oi "the Arabion Coast (including Qatar). from
Qatar round to Dhofar in the South.
As regards Bahrein, Colonel Powle said that the
Bahrein petroleum Company had drilled two successful oil
wells, and a third well was in course of drilling. There
were ample supplies of v/ater on Bahrein Island which was
obtained from artesian wells, although already there was
thought to "be some danger of these supplies heing depleted
as a result of waste. He haa learnt confidentially from
Holmes that the American interests concerned might wish to
dispose of their rights in Bahrein Island as they
apparently foresaw some difficulty in finding a market for
the oil. As, however, oil had now been proved, they would
"be likely to demand a high price.
Colonel Fowle mentioned that the Eastern and General
Syndicate had displayed some interest in the Farsan Islands
in the Red Sea, some years ago, however, the shell Company
had paid £10,000 in cash for the oil rights and had spent
a good deal of money in test drilling, without result. The
Parsan Islands now came under the jurisdiction of I"bn Saud,
After some further general discussion had taken
place, Mr. Starling said that he had been very pleased to
have had the opportunity of meeting colonel powle. It would
be necessary to defer, until the meeting to be held with
the other Government Departments concerned on <;6th April,
the further discussion of the attitude to be adopted y
H,M. Government towards the Sheikh of Kuwait,
Before leaving. Colonel powle was introduced
Sir Alfred Faulkner, Under secretary for Mines, who said
that after the Inter -departmental meetings had conclud
he would hope to have another opportunity oi seeing
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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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