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'File 82/1 II (F 53) A.P.O.C., and Oil Concession - Arab Coast' [‎158r] (319/576)

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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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obtaixiing these undertakings was two-fold. In the first place
it was intended thereby to protect the rulers themselves
against the pernicious activities of unscrupulous Concession
hunters of the type which preyed so successfully upon the
Turkish Empire before the war, and secondly it was desired by
this means to restrict the grant of Concessions to reputable
British finns,and thus to prevent the infiltration of foreign
influence 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. .which was regarded as
politically undesirable,
3, In order to avoid advantage being taken of the
native rulers 1 inexperience in such matters, it was laid down
thaw applicants for Concessions should not negotiate direct
"^ v Sheikhs, out should, in the first instance seek His
Majesty's Government 1 s permission to apply for a Concession
upon approved lines,and,having obtained such permission and
agreed upon terms which His Majesty^ Govemment would be
prepared to recommend to the Sheikhs as acceptable 9 should
then open negotiations either through 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.
oi tiirou^i the medium of the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. concerned^
4. In the summer of 1921 the Anglo-Persian Oil Company
expressed a desire to secure a series of exclusive
prospecting licenses for Oil over the whole 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. , The Company's proposal was referred to
this Department by 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. and, as my predecessor
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was satisfied that the Anglo-Persian Oil Company were in a
position to undertake and carry out satisfactorily the
development of the oil resources of that area,the proposal was
accepted in principle. After considerable correspondence and
negotiation the main heads of an Agreement covering
exploratory and prospecting rights in the territories of
Bahrein and Kuwait uere drawn up in agreement with the Company
by the interested Departments of His Majesty's Government,
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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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