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'File 86/1 VI (D 97) Kuwait Oil' [‎3r] (20/486)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (242 folios). It was created in 7 Feb 1934-30 Apr 1934. 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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As you will see, we have suggested to the Air
Ministry that the A.O.G. might take advantage
of your visit to Baghdad to have a talk with
you and Dickson on this last subject. The
Koweit oil company have strongly urged us to
select our sites straight away in the interest
of simplifying subsequent operations, and, as
you will see, we have, in the light of this,
suggested to the Air Ministry that they should
iirmedlately reconnoitre for sites at JWa&ra and
Suhaihiya and find out exactly what they want.
Itien they have done that we can then consider
the question of either purchasing them, if they
are In private ownership, or getting them on
favourable terms or free of charge from the Sheikh
if they are Government p2X >perty. It will not
matter if we do not make any use of them for quite
a long time to come, de main thing will he that
we shall have secured an unassailable title and that
the oil concessionnaires, whoever they may be, will
not be able to interfere with us in respect of
these areas.
£• I am sending under a separate letter an advance
copy of the note of a discussion here about the date
gardens, which may be useful to you in case the question
comes up.
of a talk with Janson and Holmes about oil concessions
in general, with particular reference to the Neutral Zone.
There is also going to you officially the note
Yours sincerely.

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The correspondence in the volume relates to three main areas of discussion:

The volume also contains file notes (folios 220-225) which list each individual item of correspondence received and its date.

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1 volume (242 folios)

The contents of this volume have been arranged in chronological order.

At the back of the file are several folios of file notes (folios 220-225) which list each item of correspondence in the volume, with dates, and provides folio numbers (described as page numbers in the notes) in the margin to enable them to be used as an index.

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Foliation: The volume is foliated with pencil numbers, enclosed in a circle, located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. The foliation sequence runs from front to back covers. There is an earlier foliation sequence which uses uncircled numbers in the top right corner of each recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. and runs intermittently from folios 2-30. The following foliation anomalies occur: 1A-1E, 16A, 27A, 56A, 57A, 128A, 186A. Folios 83 and 84 are fold-outs.

Watermark: The watermark EllamS can be found on folios 60 to 65.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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