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File 10/5 II Hasa oil: CASOC's activities in Hasa; development of Ras Tannura; Political Agent's visit to Hasa [‎14r] (40/656)

The record is made up of 1 volume (326 folios). It was created in 7 Jan 1935-26 Mar 1941. It was written in English. 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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C onfidential .
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Political /gency.
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Baliraln, the 6th June 1335.
I had an Interesting conversation vith levies about
oil In general and Aserlcans in Arabia in particular, levies
tola me that the California ia-abisa standard u il Company ?ould i
prefer to lay a pipeline across to Bahrain fchar\ to i-ux-ait, ie
se« sed to think that oil would be struck on the coast very
soon. I asked him if oil fas found inland tovards Kuwait
»hetaer they would still wish to bring it to Bahrain or to
Kuwait. He said that froE every point of view it would be
. preferable to lay the pipeline to Bahrain.
2*Davies was quite out-spoken about Ainarican and British
relations and extremely critical of the Anglo-Persiaa ^11 Company
v.hoffi he biased entirely for having let them (the Americans) in.
pae did n&t think that the Anglo-Persian Oil Company stood a
hope in Sa'udi Arabia.
3. Belgrave tells me that his wife attended a dinner in
Jkmdon of the Central Asian Society at which amongst others v -ere
present the following?-
Lord ^loyd.
Mr. Philby.
Phllby said that oil ^oald be struck very soon in an unspecified
place in Sa 1 ual Arabia but inferred that that ,1ace would be
Hasa. Phiiby also said that ^in Sa'ad disliked the English,
inferring that so far as oa^uai Arabia ^as concerned he would
. only deal with American oil Companies.
4. In view of the above mould it not be core suitable
to cultivate and maintain the most friendly relations possible
/with
►noarable
;•-Colonel T.C.Fowle, C.B.£..,
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.
in the Persian J ulf,
Bahrain.

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The volume contains correspondence between 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. at Bahrain and 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 on the oil concession in Saudi Arabia, the activities of California Arabian Standard Oil Company (CASOC) in Hasa, Saudi Arabia, and the development of the port and the refinery at Ras Tannura (also mentioned as Ras Tanurah). There are also documents on 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. 's visit to Hasa, in May 1939, including his report (folios 149-157). Also of interest: 'Copy of text of "Oil" Agreement between the "Standard Oil of California" and H.M. King Abdul-Aziz Al Saud' (folios 21-30).

There are notes at the end of the volume (folios 305-322).

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1 volume (326 folios)
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The documents in the volume are arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the volume (folios 305-322). The notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the file; they give brief description of the correspondence with a reference number, which refers back to that correspondence in the file.

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The foliation is in pencil in the top right corner. The numbering begins with the first (5th folio from the front) and ends with last page of writing (4th folio from the back). Between 103-112 and 173-179, folios are paginated on both sides.

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