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Coll 30/204 ‘Persian Gulf Oil. Future of oil in its relation to the Middle East – Admiralty Memorandum on –’ [‎13r] (25/66)

The record is made up of 1 file (31 folios). It was created in 13 Dec 1940-27 Nov 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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DR/iPT LETTER TO MR. GEOFFREY LLOYD.
Many thanks for your letter of 13 December with
its enclosures, including the memorandum on the future
of oil in its relation to the Middle East.
I have had this very interesting memorandum
examined here. As you know, apart from the existing
and potential oilfields in Burma and India, my
Department is concerned with oil developments in
Bahrein and the other Arab States 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. .
We have always appreciated the importance of oil
developments in that area and of co-ordinating policy
as closely as possible with the other Departments
concerned, and will be very glad to be kept in
touch with your Department and with the F.O. and
G.O. whenever discussions on future oil policy in
the Middle East take place.
Would there be any objection to my having copies
of the memorandum sent to the G. of I. 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. 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. for their
confidential information?

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The file contains: a copy of an Admiralty memorandum, dated 11 October 1940, entitled ‘The Future of Oil in its Relation to the Middle East’; and correspondence related to the memorandum and to the arrival in Iran of eight German officers, who were suspected of being involved in activities against British interests, in particular against the Anglo-Iranian oilfields.

The correspondents are as follows: 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. ; the Petroleum Department; the Foreign Office; and the Colonial Office. 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. correspondence includes internal notes between 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. officials.

The file includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (31 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 33, 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. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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Coll 30/204 ‘Persian Gulf Oil. Future of oil in its relation to the Middle East – Admiralty Memorandum on –’ [‎13r] (25/66), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3944, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100070138111.0x00001a> [accessed 23 January 2020]

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