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'File 86/1 VI (D 97) Kuwait Oil' [‎93r] (206/486)

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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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they oompeted for a concession; or, alternatively, we might
offer our support to Ydlibi and his group, on condition only
that they transferred any concession to the Iraq Petroleum
Mr. Warner thought that Itm Saud was not seriously
thinking of granting a concession to the Ydlibi group who
were not a syndicate with any real backing, and that he had
merely entered into negotiations with them because he wished
to get off a debt which he owed to Ydlibi, H« suggested
that His Majesty's GrOTernment might say to Ibn aud that,
in riew of the position of divided soTereignty in the Koweit
Neutral Zone, it would not be practicable for any oil
concession to be granted in that area until the King and
the Sheikh had reached some agreement on the question of
protection and control.
Mr. Randal suggested that this would amount to a kind
of provisional sterilisation and ir Louis Kershaw pointed
out that it night let the Americans in, and defeat our
purpose, which was that the concession should if possible,
go to a British company.
r .ftndel thought that His Majesty's Government might
be able to use the power of vet© which they possessed in
virtue of their agreements with the Jheikh to secure the
acceptance by Ibn Saud and the Sheikh of suitable conditions
regarding protection, jurisdiction etc., and to ensure that
the concession was granted to a suitable company,
Mr. Walton said that it was desirable to make some
approach to the Iraq Petroleum Company in the matter as
soon as possible, end 'Ir. Laithwaite suggested that in
raising the question with the Iraq Petroleum Company who

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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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