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'Sharjah Oil Concession and connected documents' [‎12v] (24/26)

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The record is made up of 1 file (11 folios). It was created in 17 Sep 1937-23 May 1938. 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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No. 8
Copy of letter from Petroleum Concessions, Limited, to 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. , dated
Ath May 1938, No. P.C. 31.
Sir
I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your letter No. P.Z.2797
dated 3rd May [No. 7], relating to a concession obtained during 1931 by this
Company from the Shaikh of Sharjah.
I beg hereby formally to confirm ihe Company’s acceptance of the ai range merits
embodied in letter No. C/929/10/12, dated 23rd December 1937, from the o itical
Agent, Bahrain, to the Ruler of Sharjah [No 3j. and confirmed in the reply ol the
latter dated 23rd Muharram 1357 (26th March 1938) [No. 4]. } ,
The Company will be glad to receive notice of His Majesty s Government s
formal approval of the concession concerned.
We have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
for Petroleum Concessions, Limited,
(Sd.) Managing Director.
No. 9
Copy of letter from 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. to Petroleum Concessions, Limited, dated
17r/i May 1938, No. P.Z. 3176/38.
Sir, _ .
I am directed by the Secretary of State for India to acknowledge the receipt
of your letter dated the 4th May (No. P.C. 31) [No. 8], on the subject of the Shaijah
Oil Concession, and to express on behalf of His Majesty’s Government their formal
approval of the concession granted to the Company by the Sheikh of Sharjah
on the 17th September 1937.
2. Copies of this correspondence are being sent to 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. with a view to action being taken as indicated in paragraph 4 of
Mr. Weightman’s letter dated the 23rd December 1937 to the Sheikh of Sharjah
[No. 3].
I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
(Sd.) R. PEEL.
No. 10
Copij of letter from H. Weightman, Esq., 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. , Bahrain, dated
23rd May 1938, No. C/339-10/126, to Shaikh Sultan bin Sagr,
Rider of Sharjah.
After compliments,
With reference to paragraph 4 of my letter No. C/929-10/12 dated the
23rd December 1937 [No. 3], I have been instructed by His Majesty’s Government
to inform you that the arrangements set forth in that letter and your acceptance
of them conveyed in your letter No. 2 dated the 23rd Muharram 1357 (corresponding
to the 26th March 1938) [No. 4], have been communicated to Petroleum Concessions,
Limited, and that the Company formally confirm their acceptance of these
arrangements.
2. I am now to express to you on behalf of His Majesty’s Government their
approval of the Agreement concluded by you on the 17th September 1937 with
Petroleum Concessions Limited [No. I].
Usual ending,
(Sd.) H. WEIGHTMAN,
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. , Bahrain.
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W t 17961/P 177 150 7.38

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This file opens with a letter from Petroleum Development ( Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. ) Limited to Sultan bin Saqr al Qassim [Shaikh Sultān bin Saqr Āl Qasimī], Ruler of Sharjah, dated 12 February 1946, requesting an amendment to the previous oil concession agreement which was drawn up between the two parties in September 1937. The request is for an extension of the previously agreed period of nine years which had been allocated for the company to undertake a geological examination of the agreed area prior to drilling. The next letter in the file is a reply from the Sultan who agrees to the extension owing to the disruption caused by the Second World War. The documents following this include copies of the original oil concession agreements (both the commercial agreement between the Sultan and the petroleum company and the political agreement between the company and the British Government), and copies of related 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. in Bahrain, the Shaikh of Sharjah, 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. and Petroleum Concessions Limited, relating to the original agreements.

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1 file (11 folios)
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The foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 13; 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.

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