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'D 93 KUWAIT OIL A.P.O.C. (82/1 VI) and E. & G.S. (86/1 IV)' [‎196r] (416/526)

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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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Kumit. Subject, Iio^veirer, to drvelopneiata in Balu^;.a t he
saw no reason wliy His Ma j a sty 's Govern.ment should not adopt,
such -an attitude with a certain measure of Justification.
6c Tli6 suggestion ms made that the Slaai&h should
loe told that he must accept the adTloe of His liajesty 1 ^
Government on technical matters. It was pointer out,
that the Shaikh had, in affects flatly contradiotea
advice tendered W His Majesty 5 s Government on the
technical aspects of the two original draft concaaslons oy
asserting that, in Ms opinion, the Syndicate'e offer, aa
it stood, was the better.
f.After eome disouseion it was Bgre«a i»
would not "be within the toma of owx pledge to ■"»»*«'■
the Shaikh aocepting our advice, even in teehaioai rM*Ue*'
lie could only give tola our advio® and warn hla that Dy
disregarding it he would he endangering hla own intereste.
T.i au tanant-G olongl J^ ae ezprssoed the n**
Sb.aiMa would prohaWy aooep» advice wandered
8. T.^utenant.Colo nel ^ae alao said that the
ro^nvwere -being kept well a'oreast of
Anglo-Persian Oil company
all development Se
.. ae "»= M * W «• °"" n!
•. ■„ doM u.lll " l"- 4 "•
nothing could oe done, usitxj .
-twin" concession proposed hy Major Holme., and that x.
4-a »f.nd a telegram to the Acting
would be deeirauie i •from the
... &e draft should be obtained ^rorn tn .
Resident asking tha^ the dra. _^
• Vi-i ci sirrival at xvU^aiv.
^ fhe He si dent on his
Shaikh, ready for wie
,j that recent information from
■jn Mr. Parkinson said that reo
" I ri Queo tton of a concession in the
J eddnh showed that tn . ■ neutral

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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)

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)' [‎196r] (416/526), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/623, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 20 October 2019]

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