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'File 82/1 II (F 53) A.P.O.C., and Oil Concession - Arab Coast' [‎130r] (263/576)

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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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Anglo Persian Oil Company
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The Under Secretary of State
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ENCLOSURE TO DESPATCH
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Britannic House,
Great Winchester Street
London,E.C.2.
2nd May 1923.
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KOWEIT OIL
We have the honour to refer to your letter
No.45606/1922 of 16th October last in which you
informed us that 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. in the Persian
Gulf would be instructed to render assistance to our
representative in negotiating an agreement with the
Sheikh of Koweit. The discussion between them has
given rise to the question of the period for which we
shall enjoy the right of exploitation. We think you
will agree that it is essential to fix this now, and
the period we suggest is 60 years.
It would also seem desirable, in view of possible
tribal or other disturbances, to insert a 'force
majeure 1 clause in the agreement with the Sheikh,to the 1
effect that if the company's work is delayed by events
not within the company's control then (1) the period
of such delay shall be added to the periods of the
exploration and prospecting licenses,/and to the
period for which the royalty of Hs.3.8.0 per ton is to
hold good; and (2) the fixed rent of Rs.30,000 shall
not be payable in respect of the period of such delayo
If you see no objection to these proposals we shall
be obliged if the Resident may be so instructed.
We, have etc-. ,
For Anglo Persian Oil Company Ltd.
(Sgd) H.E.Nichols,
Managing Director.
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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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