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'File 82/1 II (F 53) A.P.O.C., and Oil Concession - Arab Coast' [‎93r] (189/576)

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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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Tel©gran P.
Froii Resident, Busiiire.
T© Secret irj of State for the Colonies.
SO .697;
rated 9th Julj 19^S,
Oil cone ess ion grant ei by tke Sultan of ^ejd.
In [email protected] above Gonnection please refer to your
telegra.i il©. Jil dated [email protected] July.
I. forward by tkia mail translation of a letter
dated tke 21et ...ay fr©ia tke Sultan, whick lias reached ra©
Tia Bagkdad.
Tki a letter affords opportunity for a reply
whick I hope to despatch after consultation nith Sir A.T.
Wilson in a weeks tirsa, but I should be clad of instructions
ipf/iether in rsy reply I nay allude to tke follewing;-
(a) tine interest of H..G-ovt. in the D'Arcy
Exploration Company.
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(b) Hollies 1 statement that the condition was
imposed by the Sultan himself.
(c) nay I iraplY that the Eastern and General
Syndicate desire Cancellation of the condition, which Holmes
exceeded his instructions in accepting?
If so, I thinv I cam force the Sultan into tk5
open, but there is a risk that he isay then cancel trie
concession altogether. It appears to le that his only
alternative flill be to cancel the clause, which I tnink
unlikely at present.
? s
The Political AKant/reports fro:? Kuwait show that
the Sheikh has weakened, and I have addressed a stiff
reasons trance to the latter, who is also faced with a strong
opposition frois his own people. Holies or his agents
have, spread a rumour tint the Eastern and General Syndicate !
will, by working the concession from Bin Sau©, tap the

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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)

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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