'D 93 KUWAIT OIL A.P.O.C. (82/1 VI) and E. & G.S. (86/1 IV)' [233r] (492/526)
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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iv-r. otarimg oi the Petroleum Depci.rtment and
kr, Pieam oi the Anglo-Persian Oil Company called at the
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. on gnd June to discuss infomaiy the latest
developments In the Kowelt oil concession and to consider
the line to oe taken.
Mr. Hearn read telegrams from the local
rupieseaoativcs ox olie 0»C• 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. .
From these teleen
a^iio i u cippreo. unau one Sneikii had
-eiv.graphed a message oi congratulation to Bir John Cadman
on the satisfactory outcome of the A^P.O.C. negotiations
in Persia and had received an. extremely cordial reply, the
loccol effects ox wiiich had "been considerahle. The local.
•0«^« repie^entatives mQicated tiiat in "one light of th
Sheikh 1 s reactions to this reply they thought there was
some possibility of very rapid developments in the near
future as regards K owe it oil. Prom remarks dropped by the
Sheikh they thought, indeed, that there was some
possibility of his making a statement of interest on or
aDout tne time of the King's Birthday. H.E. had further
touched on the possibility of a visit to England and the
Question wiietner if he came as trie guest ox the A.P»0»C.
he would be recognised officially. The local
ropxeoenoatives o x tne Company w ere anxious go Know vvnetnei
anything encouraging to the Sheikh and likely to make him
take the decision desired by them could be said and in
particular whether they might be authorised to offer him
a visit and to make any statement as regards official
recognition in this event.
3. Mr. Hearn had recently attended an Inter
departmental meeting in connection with the steps being
i s c
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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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