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'File 82/1 II (F 53) A.P.O.C., and Oil Concession - Arab Coast' [‎68r] (139/576)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (286 folios). It was created in 10 May 1923-9 Jan 1924. 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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Tele-:ra;T P.
Frgm Secretary of tate fors India.
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To Resident, 3ushire. ' •
Repeated to viceroy, India*
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■ a ted 30 th June received 1st July 192S : «
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Secretary of State for the Colonies telegraphs
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" 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. Oil excess ion. The action
reported in your tele^raip ^o.K?. of June 2nd is approved.
[You should now make every effort to induce Sheikh Han ad.
to conclude an agreement with the DVArcy Exploration
Company on the general basis of Secretary of State for
India* s despatch io .P.4498 of '[email protected]:Taer 9th, as subsequent-
-ly modified, but should inform him that the terms then
1 s
proposed need not be necessarily regarded as final, and
that it is open to him to suggest modifications.
T he Shaikh of K uwait should [email protected] informed, officially that
any oil concession granted to Holmes would not be confirmed
by H. s.-. •Govt •, as his Syndicate is not a, firm approved by
them. You should similarly endeavour to persuade the
Sheika to conclude an agreement with the D*Arcy Company.
Similar action should be taken with the Sultan of .uscat,
if you consider Holmes likely to approach the Sultan on
behalf of his Syndicate. Devonshire.
Secretary of State for India.

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The volume contains correspondence and telegrams between the Political Department, the Colonial Office and the Secretary of State 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. 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 Agents at Kuwait and Muscat, local rulers, Anglo Persian Oil Company (APOC) and Eastern and General Syndicate Limited representatives on the negotiations for oil concessions in Kuwait, Bahrain, Nejd [Najd, Jubail, Saudi Arabia], Qatar, Muscat, Oman and Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. .

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1 volume (286 folios)
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The documents in the volume are arranged in chronological order. There is an index at the beginning of the volume, on folio 3.

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The main foliation is in pencil, encircled, 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 numbering begins on the first folio after the front cover, on number 1, then 2-63; 64A and 64B; 65-195; 196A and 196B and it carries on to the last folio, ending on 284. There is another foliation sequence, which is incomplete.

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