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'D 93 KUWAIT OIL A.P.O.C. (82/1 VI) and E. & G.S. (86/1 IV)' [‎198r] (420/526)

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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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14. yze meeting had some further discussion about
oil in Qatar s Guring which it emerged that, in addition
to the action approved "by the meeting on the :<6th of
April, the Shaikh should he reminaea of his obligation
under Article IV of the 1916 Treaty not to grant any
concessions in respect of his territory without the
approval of His Bajeaty's Government, I'he ietroleum
Department would also take a suitable opportunity to
bring the position unofficially to the notice of the
Anglo-Per eian Oil Cc^.peay
15. In the course of the discussion th« pofiitiOB
of the Iraq Petroleum Company in respect of oil conoesslmn
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. -as mentioned, Starling explained
that ^atar was one of the territories in the Persian
Gulf in which the members of the Iraq letroleum Company
group had under taken net to seek concessions without the
approTal of the other saemtrers. I" the ir-.Q . - • U-'.U'
Company insisted in standing on the Agreement -.hit;
mean that any eoneession obtained ^y saw lei^.an
Oil Company iH Qatar would have to be passed on to the
Iraq Petroleuni Compsny. In these circumatanoes, we
had tc face the possibility that ^fae
Company, whioii although e British Codjp s , l ai -
foreign Interests, od^ht eTentw'.L .v ' a fa
the Gulf. fli» retrolwa. DepartBont hun SOBe tlEi *
thought ttet It Ight be desirable for the whole question
to be crousht under rariaw so that all the Departmenta
oonoarned <al S ht be -ble to consider the tnatter en3
jtf■ Starliri.^ enguiret whether it could be considered by

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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)' [‎198r] (420/526), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/623, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023609367.0x000015> [accessed 16 December 2019]

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