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'File 82/1 II (F 53) A.P.O.C., and Oil Concession - Arab Coast' [‎105r] (213/576)

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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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Translation of a letter, dated the S?t.h Dhul Qa'dah 1341, ( 12th F
- - • - -
jul^r iD23) rrom Shaiida Ahmad al-Jabir as~Su "bah,
Ruler of Kuwait, to the Political ii^ent, Kuwait.
After compliments,
I beg to acknowledge the receipt of youi" letter© i>iOO. 364
and 3?i dated the 24th and .27th of the current month respectively
--.-x ft
(^tii and i^th. Inst,), and have understood what you say regarding
the telegram which you have received from the iion l "ble the Politi
cal Resident in the 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. , Bushire, and the telegram to him ;
from the Secretary of 3tate for the Colonies, in which he says
that if I grant an oil concession to Uajor Holmes, the a^ent of
the Eastern and G-eneral Syndicate His Majesty 1 a Government will
not, confirm it, as the syndicate is not a firm approved "by them.
I had. already informed you that my agreement with this company
was dependent on the approval of His. Majesty 's Government, and as
His Majesty's Government do not &2£X approve of my granting, a

concession, I shall not oppose their orders. Regarding your
advice that I should conclude an agreement with the d^ircy ^xplora*
tion Company, I have already told you that that on the Vth instant
(^nd June 1923) I wrote to my friend bir iirnold Wilson informing
him that the draft agreement which he had submitted, was not
acceptable either to me or to my people, and it is impossible to
conclude an agreement, on those lines.
Usual ending.

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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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'File 82/1 II (F 53) A.P.O.C., and Oil Concession - Arab Coast' [‎105r] (213/576), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/619, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 28 January 2020]

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