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'File 86/1 VI (D 97) Kuwait Oil' [‎96r] (212/486)

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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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net be any delay abaut this since he understood that
Mr. Praser had already received instructions from the
Board of the Iraq Petroleum Company to compete for a
concession, if any concession were to be granted in the
Ty-- f-muanaiBHs of the meeting may be summarised
as follows
(a) that atefllisation, while desirable in principle,
was impracticable;
(b) that on this assimption it was desirable to
secure the Neutral k-one concession for a British company
or a company with a substantial British element, and that
there would be strong objecton to the concession being
secured by the Standard Oil of Oulifomia,
(c) that the Iran Petroleum Company, which was
definitely interested in the area, was the only Company
with a British el ment which appeared likely to be able to
take it up*,
(4) that it was undesirable to support the Arabian
Development Jyndicate, particularly in view oi their
relation- with the Eastern and General Syndicate;
(e) that an immediate informal approach should be
made to the Iraq Petroleum Company by the India CKfice,
with a view to explaining frankly the official attitude
in regard to the situation and intimating that subject
to their meeting us over the terns of any agreement as
regards control and safeguards, we vould support them
both with Ibn frwrf and with the Sheikh of Xoweit.
(f) that subject, to a satisfactory response by
the Iraq Petroleum Company, Sir A.Kyen, to whom no interim

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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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