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File 3516/1914 Pt 11 'Persia: protection of Anglo-Persian Oil Co's fields etc' [‎230r] (464/550)

The record is made up of 1 volume (271 folios). It was created in 27 Jun 1915-8 May 1919. 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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22 OCT 1915
mam oiL-yBLos. &c .
1. An inter-departmental Committee representing the
Admiralty, War Office, Foreign Office and 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. ,
met 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. on the 3rd October 1915 to
consider the question of the defence, in various event
ualities, of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company’s oil-fields and
pipe-line in South-Y/estern Persia. The Committee was
constituted as follows:-
General Sir E,Barrow, G.C.B. ( 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. )
Vice-Admiral Sir E,Slade, K.C.I.E.,K.C.V.O. (Admiralty)
Col. the Hon. M.G.Talbot. (War Office)
2. The general position with regard to the Anglo-
Persian Oil Company’s concession in Persia may be briefly
stated. The Company was formed in 1909 to work a
concession obtained from the Persian Government in 1901
by Mr # W.K.D ! Arcy, which runs for 60 years from the
28th May 1901, .and gives the exclusive right to drill
for, produce, pipe, and carry away oil and petroleum
products throughout the whole Persian Empire exelud-ing
the 5 Northern provinces (Aseroaijan, Ghilan, Iiazanderan,
Asterabad and Khorassan). The only oil-iields at present
being worked by the Company under this concession are situated
in the neighbourhood of Maidan-i-Naphtun in fue uak^tiari
f >r ‘M, y 'i , ; . .
country, whence the oil is conveyed, in a pipe.-line to uhe
Company’s refinery on Abadan Island at the head of 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. . After leaving the Bakhtiari nills ohe pipe
line runs through a tribal area suoject oo the influence
lir.L.Oliphant. (Foreign Office)
hr. J.E.Shuckburgh ( 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. ).
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The volume concerns the situation in Persia during the First World War. The main focus is the protection of Anglo-Persian Oil Company's (APOC) oilfields and pipelines in south-western Persia.

The volume covers:

  • Defence of APOC property.
  • Notes on oilfields in Arabistan [Khuzestan].
  • Water supply of the oilfields.
  • Creation of Inter-departmental Committee on the Defence of the Persian Oil Fields and its report (ff 230-235).
  • Despatch of a small force to defend the oilfields in 1917.
  • Acquiring British control over the oilfields.
  • King's Regulation impeding to leave APOC without the consent of the Consul General for Fars, for the period of the war (f 110).
  • Providing a guard for APOC's oilfields at Maidan-i-Neptun.
  • Military training for European APOC employees.

The volume’s principal correspondents are: John Nixon, General Officer Commanding, India Expeditionary Force 'D', Basrah; Charles Hardinge, Viceroy of India; Thomas William Holderness and Arthur Hirtzel, 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. ; William Graham Greene, Oswyn Murray and Edmond John Warre Slade, Admiralty; Eyre Alexander Barby Wichart Crowe and Maurice de Bunsen, Foreign Office; Austen Chamberlain, Secretary of State for India; Anglo-Persian Oil Company; Charles Marling, British Minister at Tehran; Percy Cox, 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 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. .

There are three maps within the file, 'Map A' (2 copies) on folios 264 and 271, and 'Part of River Karun' on folio 265.

Extent and format
1 volume (271 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 273; 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 in parallel between ff 3-272; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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