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'File 82/1 II (F 53) A.P.O.C., and Oil Concession - Arab Coast' [‎163r] (329/576)

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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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of the 24th of July.
12. The procedure which Ihave set out above
as regards Kuwait, should also "be followed, mutatis
mutandis with regard to Bahrein. You should proceed
as you propose in your despatch No. 406 of the 24th of
July and, when you think that the time is ripe for
further action, the Sheikh should he informed that His
Majesty's Government have not found it possible, in
view of the prior claims of the D'Arcy Exploration Company,
to approve the concession granted by the Sheikh, contrary
to Ms predecessor's solemn undertaking, to the Eastern
and General Syndicate, and that they desire him first of
all to consider the application of the former Company,
In the event however of the Company net being prepared
to offer the Sheikh terms which are as favourable in
the opinion of the Sheikh himself and oi His Majesty's
Government as those offered by the Syndicate, His Majesty's
Government are prepared to withdraw their opposition to
the grant of a concession to the latter.
13. I will now proceed to examine the Anglo-
Persian Oil Company's draft agreement, the form of which
in my opinion, leaves much to be desired.
I fully sympathise with the Company's
desire to regularize their position once and for all,
which has led them to provide in one agreement for the
grant of exploration and prospecting licenses and a
mining lease, but their draft has in consequence lost
in precision and clarity, and appears to charge the
Sheikh with large and ill-defined liabilities over a
long period of years.
This is illustrated by the wording of
Article 1, which at present gives the impression that

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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)

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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