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'File 82/1 II (F 53) A.P.O.C., and Oil Concession - Arab Coast' [‎157r] (317/576)

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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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I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of
yoar Ciespatoh of the 20th June,No,299,transmitting the text
of a vtrafu Agrssruent submitted to the Sheikh of Kuwait by
Six Arnoxd Wilson on behalf of the D'Arcy Exploration Company
and your despatches No,378 and 405 of the 13th and 24th of
July on the same subject. Be tore commenting upon the
provisions ol tiiis draft Agreement, I desire to explain in
gome derail the attitude of T Iis Majesty's (rovernment towards
this Concession and towards the question of the grant of Oil
Concessions on the Arabian Littoral of 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. in
general. For this purpose it will be convenient to review
briefly the circumstances which have led up to the present
situation. In this despatch I do not propose to deal with
tne question of the Nejd Concession, since this will form the
subject of a separate despatch. -
2 e -As you .are aware, His Majesty's Government as part
of a considered policy have obtained from the Sheikhs of
Kuwait and Bahrein and from other native rulers in the
Peisian Gulf, formal undertakings to the effect that they
will not grant any go^essioas for the development of Oil
in their territorial-to any person, or persons, not approved
("appointed") oy His Majesty's Government. The object of
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THE ACTING 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. .
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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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