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'File 82/1 II (F 53) A.P.O.C., and Oil Concession - Arab Coast' [‎162r] (327/576)

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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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not accepted by the Anglo-Persian Oil Company I shall
then he prepared to approve of the Kuwait Concession
being granted to the Eastern and General Syndicate,
provided that the terms thereof are no more favourable
to the Company than those rejected by the Anglo-Persian
Oil Company, and that the Concession is recast upon
approved lines.
11. You should therefore communicate to the
Sheikh the revised draft agreement contained in the
later paragraphs of this despatch and inforai him that
His Majesty's Government consider it a fair basis for
discussion with the Company. You should also call
upon him to formulate his objections if any to this
revised draft Agreement, and to state in the clearest
terms in what way he proposes that it should be modified.
The Sheikhas proposals should then be communicated to me
and also to the local representative of the Anglo-Persian
Oil Company, who would then decide, in consultation with
his principals, to ¥/hat extent these proposals may be
accepted. I am also prepared, provided the alterations
proposed do not involve any large question of principle,
and provided that they are acceptable to the Company to
authorize you at your own discretion to approve on behalf
of His Majesty's Government the grant of the concession
by the Sheikh without further reference to myself.
In dealing with this matter you should proceed in
consultation with the local representatives of the Company
as proposed in the. last paragraph of your despatch No.405

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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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