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'C.74 CONFIDENTIAL 86/4 EASTERN AND GENERAL SYNDICATE. QATAR.' [‎11r] (26/54)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (23 folios). It was created in 1 Jun 1932-29 Sep 1933. 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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the existence of oil in comnBroial quantities on the
Western shores of the Gulf or hac\re not wished to exploit
it.
3. The fact that the Bahrein Betroleun Oorapany has
recently struck oil in some quantity would seem to confirm
the opiniongof the American geologists, while the recent
renewal of interest in the Koweit concession on the part
of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company points to that Company's
desire to secure a share in the exploitation of the North-
iVestern area of the Gulf#
4* It will be recalled that, although the Bahrein
concession granted to the Eastern and General Syndicate
several years ago and transferred to American control did
not include adequate safeguards for British interests, it
has been decided that the Koweit concession at present
being negotiated with the Eastern and General Syndicate
is to contain certain minimum safeguards if it is
eventually awarded to that indicate. It now seems
likely that the Eastern and Gen oral Syndicate may apply
for a concession at v^atar, and that, unless the Anglo-
Persian Oil Company also apply for concessions in Koweit
and/or Qatar, the Bahrein concession may gradually oe
merged into a much larger undertaking, the whole ot which
will be under the control of American interests, for the
exploitation/
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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, 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. 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. , the office of the Secretary of State for India, and the Admiralty regarding the Eastern and General Syndicate's past interest in obtaining a concession for Qatar and the recent movements of Major Frank Holmes and his agents in attempting to reinterest the Shaikh of Qatar (haikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī) in a concession.

The file also includes a summary of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company's interest in a Qatar concession in 1925 and a letter from the Admiralty regarding the need to ensure any concession agreement included sufficient safeguards for British interests 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. .

A series of file notes which were maintained as a record of the correspondence in the volume can be found at folios 20-21.

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1 volume (23 folios)
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Foliation: The main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover, and terminates at the inside back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is present between ff 5-19; these numbers are also written in pencil and can be found in the same position as the main sequence, although the numbers are not circled. A previous (circled) foliation sequence has been crossed out.

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