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'File 82/1 II (F 53) A.P.O.C., and Oil Concession - Arab Coast' [‎160r] (323/576)

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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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An^Lo-Persian Oil Company would thereby have directly suffered
as a result of having carefully observed all the conditions
required by His Majesty's Government^
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A telegTi-ain was therefore sent to Colonel Trevor on
the 30th June instructing him to inform the Sheikhs that His
Majesty's Government would not approve of the Concessions
which contrary to their undertakings they had granted to
Major Holmes, and that the Eastern and General Syndicate was
not a firm approved by His Majesty's Government.
7. By this latter statement it must not be understood
that my intention was to give the impression that His
Majesty's Government had any objection in principle to the
^astern and General Syndicate except on the grounds of th%
irregular manner in which their Concessions had been obtained
On the contrary, so far as His Majesty's Government are aware
the Eastern and General Syndicate although possessing neither
the wide experience of oil production nor the efficient
organization and financial strength of the Anglo-Persian Oil
Company are a substantial and reputable firm.
3. In view of the attitude taken up by His Majesty's
Government the Eastern and General Syndicate have now
volunteered to modify their Concessions in such manner as
to confona to the wishes of His Majesty's Government,
These Concessions have not yet been closely examined in the
Colonial Office but if in fact the Syndicate show
themselves willing to accept such suggested modifications
as may upon examination prove to be necessary,and moreover

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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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'File 82/1 II (F 53) A.P.O.C., and Oil Concession - Arab Coast' [‎160r] (323/576), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/619, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023833826.0x00007c> [accessed 19 November 2019]

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