Container List


BGS-1: Gazetteers and Handbooks, (1820) 1907-1940


Microfiche no.
Title: Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia / J.G. Lorimer, Calcutta: Government Printing India
Dates: 1908-1915
Note: Secret
File number : L/P&S/20/C91/1-4
Scope and contents :
Vol 1, Historical, Part I. cxxx, 1624 p.
Vol 1, Historical, Part II. cxxx, pp. 1625-2741.
Vol 1, Historical, Part III, Genealogical trees.

1-54
Title: Treaties and Undertakings in force between the British Government and the Sultans of Maskat and Oman
Dates: 1845-1914
Physical description : i, 62 p.
File number : L/P&S/20/C158A
Notes: [English and Arabic texts]
Notes: Calcutta: Government of India Foreign and Political Department, [1916]
54-55
Title: Supplementary List of Undertakings etc of a confidential nature between the Trucial Chiefs of Oman and the British Government
Dates: 1911-1912
Physical description : i, 18 p.
File number : L/P&S/20/C158B
Notes: [English and Arabic texts]
Notes: Calcutta: Government of India Foreign and Political Department, [1916]
55
Title: Treaties and Undertakings in force between the British Government and the Rulers of Kuwait
Dates: 1841-1913
Physical description : i, 30 p.
File number : L/P&S/20/C158C
Notes: [English and Arabic texts]
Notes: Calcutta: Government of India Foreign and Political Department, [1916]
55-56
Title: Treaties and Undertakings in force between the British Government and the Rulers of Bahrain
Dates: 1820-1914
Physical description : i, 36 p.
File number : L/P&S/20/C158D
Notes: [English and Arabic texts]
Notes: Calcutta: Government of India Foreign and Political Department, [1916]
56
Title: Treaties and Agreements between the British Government and certain Arab Rulers and agreements between the said rulers inter se affecting the British Government
Physical description : i, 38 p. : map.
File number : L/P&S/20/C158E
Notes: [English and Arabic texts]
Notes: Calcutta: Government of India Foreign and Political Department, 1926
Notes: Confidential
56-57
Title: Persian Gulf
Physical description : 37 p.
File number : L/MIL/17/15/140
Notes: London: Admiralty Naval Staff, Intelligence Department, June 1919
Notes: For Official Use Only
57
Title: Persian Gulf. Handbook prepared under the direction of the Historical Section of the Foreign Office, No 81
Physical description : iv, 84 p. : map.
File number : L/P&S/20/C189
Notes: London: Foreign Office, June 1919
Notes: Confidential
Notes: [NB the map listed in the contents of this volume is missing]
57-58
Title: Historical Summary of events in territories of the Ottoman Empire, Persia and Arabia affecting the British position in the Persian Gulf
Dates: 1907-1928
Physical description : 170 p. : 2 maps
File number : L/P&S/20/C247A
Notes: London: Committee of Imperial Defence (PG13), October 1928
Notes: Confidential
58-60
Title: Persian Gulf Pilot comprising the Persian Gulf and its approaches, from Ras al-Hadd in the south-west, to Cape Monze in the east
Physical description : xxx, 328 p. : maps, views, ill.
File number : L/P&S/20/C251
Notes: London: Admiralty, Hydrographic Department, 8th edn, 1932
60-64
Title: Military Report on the Arabian shores of the Persian Gulf, Kuwait, Bahrein, Hasa, Qatar, Trucial Oman and Oman
Physical description : iii, 198 p. : maps.
File number : L/MIL/17/15/141
Notes: Calcutta: General Staff India, 1933
Notes: For Official Use Only
64-67
Title: Military Report and Route Book. The Arabian States of the Persian Gulf
Dates: 1939
Physical description : xi, 276 p. : maps & sketches.
File number : L/P&S/20/C252
Notes: Simla: General Staff, India, 1940
Notes: Security
67-70


BGS-2: Oil exploration and oil concessions, 1912-1949


Microfiche no.
Title: Oil: deposits in Kuwait, Bahrain and Farasan islands; proposals for obtaining concessions, Jun 1912-Jul 1914
File number : L/P&S/10/339 File 451/1913 Pt 1 105ff
71-73 (1-3)
Title: Persian Gulf oil: Anglo-Persian Oil Company negotiations on Arabian littoral; activities of Major Holmes, Dr Alex Mann and Capt J.G.Cheney, Jun 1921-Feb 1934
File number : L/P&S/10/989 File 2794/1921 Pt 1-2 363ff
73-80 (3-10)
Title: Persian Gulf oil: Kuwait, Feb 1925-Jan 1932
File number : L/P&S/10/990 File 2794/1921 Pt 3 289ff
80-86 (10-16)
Title: Persian Gulf oil: Kuwait; oil concession negotiations, Jul 1931-Nov 1932
File number : L/P&S/10/991 File 2794/1921 Pt 3A 451ff
86-95 (16-25)
Title: Persian Gulf oil: Kuwait; oil concession negotiations, Nov 1932-Feb 1934
File number : L/P&S/10/992 File 2794/1921 Pt 3B 492ff
95-106 (25-36)
Title: Persian Gulf oil: Bahrain; oil concession negotiations, Jan 1925-Dec 1930
File number : L/P&S/10/993 File 2794/1921 Pt 4 706ff
106-120 (36-50)
Title: Persian Gulf oil: Qatar; oil concession negotiations, Sep 1923-Nov 1933
File number : L/P&S/10/994 File 2794/1921 Pt 5 264ff
120-125 (50-55)
Title: Persian Gulf oil: Muscat; oil concession negotiations, Mar 1925-Nov 1930
File number : L/P&S/10/994 File 2794/1921 Pt 5A 70ff
125-127 (55-57)
Title: Persian Gulf oil: Bahrain; oil concession negotiations, Nov 1930-Jul 1933
File number : L/P&S/10/995 File 2794/1921 Pt 6 503ff
127-137 (57-67)
Title: Persian Gulf oil: Bahrain; oil concession negotiations, Jul-Nov 1933
File number : L/P&S/10/996 File 2794/1921 Pt 6 478ff
137-147 (67-77)
Title: Persian Gulf oil: Bahrain; oil concession negotiations and operations, Nov 1933-Oct 1934
File number : L/P&S/10/997 File 2794/1921 Pt 6 457ff
Scope and contents :
includes: Oil Concession signed by the Shaikh of Bahrain in favour of Eastern and General Syndicate, 2 December 1925, as revised up to 12 January 1934, and concession map
147-157 (77-87)
Title: Persian Gulf oil: Bahrain, Oct 1934-Jun 1936
Dates: 29 December 1934
Physical description : with map
File number : L/P&S/10/998 File 2794/1921 Pt 6 384ff
Scope and contents :
includes: Lease Agreement, signed and sealed, between the Shaikh of Bahrain and the Bahrain Petroleum Company.
157-161 (87-91)
Title: Persian Gulf oil: Bahrain, Dec 1925-Jul 1935
File number : L/P&S/10/999 File 2794/1921 Pt 7-9 486ff
Scope and contents :
Pt 7 : Customs duties exemptions on articles imported by Bahrain Petroleum Company -- Pt 8 : Installation of radio-telephones by Bahrain Petroleum Company -- Pt 9 Colonial Office printed correspondence relating to concessions in Bahrain, Kuwait etc, 1926-1933
161-172 (91-102)
Title: Persian Gulf oil: Bahrain refinery, Nov 1933-Aug 1938
File number : L/P&S/10/1000 File 2794/1921 Pt 10
172-175 (102-105)
Title: Persian Gulf oil: Bahrain Petroleum Company acquisition of land on Sitrah island and elsewhere. Dec 1933-Feb 1934
File number : L/P&S/10/1001 File 2794/1921 Pt 12 90ff
175-176 (105-106)
Title: Persian Gulf oil: Bahrain; appointment of Chief Local Representative of Bahrain Petroleum Company. Jan 1934-May 1946
File number : L/P&S/10/1002 File 2794/1921 Pt 14
176-180 (106-110)
Title: Oil concessions in Kuwait Neutral Zone. Apr 1933-Aug 1935
File number : L/P&S/10/1003 File 2794/1921 Pt 15
180-190 (110-120)
Title: Persian Gulf oil: Bahrain; royalty measurements, Feb 1934-Apr 1942.
File number : L/P&S/10/1004 File 2794/1921 Pt 16
190-192 (120-122)
Title: Persian Gulf oil: Bahrain; royalty tables, Aug 1934.
File number : L/P&S/10/1005 File 2794/1921 Pt 17 33ff
192 (122)
Title: Bahrain oil concession: negotiations with Iraq Petroleum Company and Standard Oil of California; marketing agreement between Bahrain Petroleum Company and Texas Corporation, Oct 1934-May 1937
File number : L/P&S/12/3821 Coll 30/102 110ff
192-195 (122-125)
Title: Bahrain oil concession: reservation of land by Bahrain Petroleum Company, Jun 1935-Dec 1936
File number : L/P&S/12/3850 Coll 30/121 50ff
195 (125)
Title: Bahrain unallotted zone oil concession: negotiations with Petroleum Concessions Ltd; ownership of Hawar islands, Oct 1935-May 1938
File number : L/P&S/12/3852 Coll 30/123 Pt 1 388ff
Scope and contents :
includes: maps of concession and proposed concession areas
195-201 (125-131)
Title: Bahrain unallotted zone oil concession: negotiations with Petroleum Concessions Ltd; ownership of Hawar islands
Dates: May 1938-May 1939
File number : L/P&S/12/3854 Coll 30/123 Pt 2 584ff
201-209 (131-139)
Title: Bahrain unallotted zone oil concession: negotiations with Bahrain Petroleum Company
Dates: Jan 1939-Jun 1947
File number : L/P&S/12/3855 Coll 30/123 Pt 3 548ff
209-216 (139-146)
Title: Qatar oil concession: British policy and protection, Dec 1933-Jul 1935
File number : L/P&S/12/3800 Coll 30/83 499ff
216-226 (146-156)
Title: Qatar oil concession
Dates: Dec 1933-Mar 1935
File number : L/P&S/12/3805 Coll 30/87 Pt 1 378ff
226-234 (156-164)
Title: Qatar oil concession
Dates: Jan 1935-Oct 1944
File number : L/P&S/12/3806A Coll 30/87 Pt 2 620ff
Scope and contents :
includes: signed and sealed Concession Agreement between British Government and Anglo-Persian Oil Company, 5 June 1935, and between British Government and Petroleum Development (Qatar) relating to the transfer of the concession, 5 Feb 1937
234-247 (164-177)
Title: Qatar oil concession: operations of Petroleum Concessions Ltd
Dates: Jan 1945-Apr 1948
File number : L/P&S/12/3806B Coll 30/87 Pt 2 (II) 292ff
Scope and contents :
includes: map of Bahrain and Qatar and Hawar islands
247-251 (177-181)
Title: Qatar: Saudi protest against granting of Qatar oil concession
Dates: Aug 1935-Feb 1936
File number : L/P&S/12/3848 Coll 30/119 93ff
251-252 (181-182)
Title: Kuwait oil concession negotiations; oil policy in Qatar and Kuwait. Jan-Dec1934.
File number : L/P&S/12/3808 Coll 30/89 278ff
Scope and contents :
includes: Political Agreeement between British Government and Kuwait Oil Company, 5 March 1934, and Commercial Agreement between Ruler of Kuwait and Kuwait Oil Company, 23 December 1934
252-258 (182-188)
Title: Kuwait oil concession: negotiations and drafting of agreement between Shaikh of Kuwait and Kuwait Oil Company, Jan-Dec 1934
File number : L/P&S/12/3811 Coll 30/91 Pt 1 459ff
Scope and contents :
includes: sketch map showing Kuwait boundaries
258-267 (188-197)
Title: Kuwait oil concession: agreement between Shaikh of Kuwait and Kuwait Oil Company; Traders Oil Company Ltd, Nov 1934- Sep 1935
File number : L/P&S/12/3812 Coll 30/91 Pt 2 385ff
Scope and contents :
includes: sketch maps showing Kuwait boundaries
267-275 (197-205)
Title: Kuwait oil shipments
Dates: Apr 1946-May 1948
File number : L/P&S/12/3809 Coll 30/89 (1) 31ff
275-276 (205-206)
Title: Kuwait Neutral Zone: survey, status and history, Oct 1932-Mar 1935
File number : L/P&S/12/3748 Coll 30/35 87ff
276-277 (206-207)
Title: Kuwait Neutral Zone oil concession: negotiations with Petroleum Concessions Ltd; position of Standard Oil Company; negotiations with Saudi government
Dates: Oct 1935-Jan 1947
File number : L/P&S/12/3856 Coll 30/124 441ff
277-282 (207-212)
Title: Kuwait Neutral Zone oil concession: negotiations with Petroleum Concessions Ltd and other oil companies; correspondence with Saudi government
Dates: Jan 1945-Nov 1949
File number : L/P&S/12/3857 Coll 30/124A 436ff
282-288 (212-218)
Title: Oil: Kuwait territorial waters: proposed acquisition by Kuwait Oil Company of concession covering area outside Kuwait's territorial waters; jurisdiction over sub-soil beneath the sea; continental shelf and off-shore oil in the Gulf; status of islands including the Tunbs, Abu Musa and Sirri, Jul 1939-Apr 1948
File number : L/P&S/12/3924 Coll 30/186 358ff
Scope and contents :
includes: detailed maps showing territorial waters and concession areas,
288-293 (218-223)
Title: Trucial Coast oil concessions: negotiations with rulers; draft concessions for Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras al-Khaimah
Dates: Aug 1934-Jun 1936
File number : L/P&S/12/3835 Coll 30/110 Pt 1 446ff
293-302 (223-232)
Title: Trucial Coast oil concessions: negotiations with rulers; Ras al-Khaimah agreement, Jun 1936-Jul 1946
File number : L/P&S/12/3836 Coll 30/110 Pt 2 452ff
302-308 (232-238)
Title: Trucial Coast oil concessions: hinterland exploration and surveys; Trucial Coast boundaries; Muscat oil, Jun 1937-Feb 1943
File number : L/P&S/12/3837 Coll 30/110 Pt 3 499ff
308-314 (238-244)
Title: Trucial Coast and Muscat oil concessions: hinterland exploration; report by Sir Cyril Fox on the geology and mineral resources of Dhufar
Dates: Jan 1945-Mar 1948
File number : L/P&S/12/3838 Coll 30/110 Pt 4 334ff
314-318 (244-248)
Title: Dubai oil concession negotiations: political and refinery agreements
Dates: Apr 1936-Oct 1937
File number : L/P&S/12/3872 Coll 30/138 181ff
Scope and contents :
includes: India Office printed confidential memorandum on "Dubai Oil Concession and related documents"; signed and sealed Concession Agreements between the British Government and Petroleum Concessions Ltd, 5 February 1937
318-320 (248-250)
Title: Dubai oil concession negotiations: commercial concession and exchange of notes
Dates: Jan 1936-Oct 1937
File number : L/P&S/12/3873 Coll 30/139 179ff
Scope and contents :
includes: Agreement between Petroleum Concessions and the Ruler of Dubai, 22 May 1937
320-323 (250-253)
Title: Sharjah oil: concession negotiations; political agreement and commercial concession.
Dates: May 1937-May 1946
File number : L/P&S/12/3886 Coll 30/151 244ff
Scope and contents :
includes: Agreement between Ruler of Sharjah and Petroleum Concessions Ltd, 17 September 1937 and signed and sealed Agreement between British Government and Petroleum Concessions, 12 November 1937
323-326 (253-256)
Title: Abu Dhabi oil concession: negotiations with Ruler and with Petroleum Development (Trucial Coast) Ltd, Aug 1938-Apr 1943
File number : L/P&S/12/3910 Coll 30/173 146ff
Scope and contents :
includes: signed and sealed Agreement between British Government and Petroleum Development (Trucial Coast) Ltd, 11 April 1940
326-328 (256-258)
Title: Ajman and Ras al-Khaimah: exploration permits granted to Petroleum Concessions Ltd.
Dates: Mar 1939-Jul 1944
File number : L/P&S/12/3914 Coll 30/175 43ff
328-329 (258-259)
Title: Trucial Coast oil concessions: Kalba
Dates: Apr 1938-Jun 1940
File number : L/P&S/12/3901 Coll 30/164 115ff
Scope and contents :
includes: map showing approximate boundaries of the Qawasim tribe and Bani Yas territories; signed and sealed Agreement between British government and Petroleum Development (Trucial Coast) Ltd, 11 April 1940
329-330 (259-260)
Title: Muscat oil concession: negotiations; commercial concession; draft concession agreements for Muscat and Dhufar, Aug 1933-Oct 1946
File number : L/P&S/12/2975 Coll 20/18 410ff
Scope and contents :
includes: copy of 1937 Muscat and Dhufar Agreements between Sultan and Petroleum Concessions Ltd
330-336 (260-266)
Title: Muscat oil: negotiations and correspondence with Sultan; Political Agreement and Exchange of Notes
Dates: May 1937-Jan 1944
File number : L/P&S/12/2976 Coll 20/18 Pt 2 269ff
Scope and contents :
includes: copies of 1937 Dhufar Agreement between Sultan and Petroleum Concessions Ltd; signed and sealed Agreements between British Government and Petroleum Development (Oman and Dhufar) Ltd, 27 September 1938
336-339 (266-269)


BGS-3: Strategic interests in the Gulf, 1914-1951


Microfiche no.
Title: Persian Gulf negotiations, 1928: revision of 1908 Foreign Office historical memorandum on the Gulf for discussion by Committee of Imperial Defence
Dates: Jul 1928-Jan 1929
File number : L/P&S/10/1266 File 4535/1928 Pt 1 213ff
Scope and contents :
includes: sketch map of Persian Gulf and Arabian Coast; sketch map of approaches to Kuwait harbour and Shatt al-'Arab
340-344 (1-5)
Title: Persian Gulf negotiations, 1928; status of Tunb, Abu Musa and Sirri.
Dates: Jul 1928-Mar 1932
File number : L/P&S/10/1267 File 4535/1928 Pt 2 531ff
344-355 (5-16)
Title: Persian Gulf negotiations, 1928; status of islands (including Farsi, Arabi, Harqus) in the Gulf and reassertion of Persian claims
Dates: Jul 1928-Aug 1931
File number : L/P&S/10/1266 File 4535/1928 Pt 3 100ff
Notes: [NB Parts 4, 6-7, 9-10 & 12-15 of India Office File 4535/1928 have either been absorbed into later files or are not relevant to this subject selection]
355-357 (16-18)
Title: Political control in the Persian Gulf: secret India Office file on future policy for British administration.
Dates: Jun 1926-Oct 1937
File number : L/P&S/10/1268 File 4535/1928 Pt 5 380ff
357-362 (18-23)
Title: Persian Gulf: question of establishment of protectorates over Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat and Trucial Coast.
Dates: Sep 1927-May 1929
File number : L/P&S/10/1271 File 4535/1928 Pt 8 94ff
362-364 (23-25)
Title: Anglo-Persian negotiations, 1928-1929: British policy; British position in the Gulf, Apr-Oct 1928.
File number : L/P&S/10/1271 File 4535/1928 Pt 11
364-368 (25-29)
Title: Persian Gulf: secret file on British policy and administration; 1929 Warren Fisher Committee report on machinery for political control.
Dates: May 1929-Mar 1939
File number : L/P&S/10/1273 File 4535/1928 Pt 16
368-371 (29-32)
Title: Persia and Persian Gulf: secret file on methods of counteracting Soviet activities in Persia and the the Gulf.
Dates: Jul 1925-Sep 1929
File number : L/P&S/10/1282 File 6391/1928 75ff
371-372 (32-33)
Title: Ownership of Tunb island; question of lease to Persia; Persian Government claim.
Dates: May 1930-Dec 1935
File number : L/P&S/12/3709 Coll 30/1 430ff
372-381 (33-42)
Title: Hydrographic surveys: survey operations by HMS Ormonde; survey and ownership of islands including Tunb, Abu Musa, Sirri and Farrur.
Dates: Nov 1929-Feb 1948.
File number : L/P&S/12/3726 Coll 30/16 222ff
Scope and contents :
includes: chart of Persian Gulf (Eastern sheet) by Commander C.G.Constable and Lieut. A.W.Stiffe, 1860
381-384 (42-45)
Title: Persian claim to the island of Sirri: seizure of Ras al-Khaimah dhow at Sirri.
Dates: Nov 1931-Jan 1936
File number : L/P&S/12/3851 Coll 30/122 28ff
384 (45)
Title: Question of ownership of islands of islands of Farsi, Arabi, Harqus and Dalma.
Dates: Apr 1936-Jul 1947
File number : L/P&S/12/3863 Coll 30/129 228ff
384-387 (45-48)
Title: Ownership of Hawar islands.
Dates: Apr 1936-Oct 1942
File number : L/P&S/12/3895 Coll 30/159 172ff
387-389 (48-50)
Title: Boundaries of Persian territory and status of islands: Tunbs, Abu Musa, Farrur and Sirri.
Dates: Aug 1928-Jul 1947
File number : L/P&S/12/3900 Coll 30/163 76ff
389-390 (50-51)
Title: Ownership of Libainat islands.
Dates: Apr 1938-Mar 1942
File number : L/P&S/12/3907 Coll 30/170 127ff
Scope and contents :
includes: sketch map of islands between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia and Bahrain Petroleum Company maps of offshore area
390-391 (51-52)
Title: Persian claims to Tunb and Abu Musa: India Office secret file on post-war claim
Dates: Dec 1948-Jan 1950
File number : L/P&S/12/3975 Coll 30/233 (S) 14ff
391-392 (52-53)
Title: Persian claim to Arab littoral
Dates: Nov 1914-Oct 1938
File number : L/P&S/12/3792 Coll 30/75 390ff
392-396 (53-57)
Title: Persian claim to ten mile limit for territorial waters
Dates: Feb 1929-Jul 1940
File number : L/P&S/12/3796 Coll 30/79 226ff
396-399 (57-60)
Title: British policy towards Trucial Coast
Dates: Sep 1928-Aug 1939.
File number : L/P&S/12/3747 Coll 30/33 408ff
Scope and contents :
includes: photographs of local tribal leaders
399-404 (60-65)
Title: Visit to Gulf of British First Destroyer Flotilla, 1933: Durbar of Trucial Shaikhs at Dubai; reaffirmation of Lord Curzon's 1903 statement of policy
Dates: Sep 1933-Aug 1935
File number : L/P&S/12/3773 Coll 30/56 77ff
404 (65)
Title: Kuwait: British policy, Oct 1933-Nov 1937.
File number : L/P&S/12/3784 Coll 30/67 346ff
Scope and contents :
Also includes: translation of lease by Shaikh Mubarak Al Sabah of lands at Bandar Shuwaikh, October 1907; and India Office political memorandum on Kuwait, 1908-1928
405-409 (66-70)
Title: British policy in the Gulf: secret file on strategical position and imperial considerations; defence of Gulf in time of war.
Dates: Oct 1928-Jul 1941
File number : L/P&S/12/3727 Coll 30/17 (S) 325ff
409-413 (70-74)
Title: Defence of the Gulf: Bahrain.
Dates: Jul 1938-Sep 1942
File number : L/P&S/12/3930 Coll 30/192 160ff
Scope and contents :
includes: sketch map showing locations of Bahrain Oil Company establishments and "other important points"
413-415 (74-76)
Title: Defence of the Gulf: Kuwait.
Dates: Jul 1938-Mar 1942
File number : L/P&S/12/3933 Coll 30/193 77ff
415 (76)
Title: Defence of the Gulf: Kuwait; establishment of wireless station.
Dates: Jan 1939-Sep 1943
File number : L/P&S/12/3934 Coll 30/193 (2) 28ff
415-416 (76-77)
Title: Defence of the Gulf: Sharjah and Dubai.
Dates: Aug 1938-Jan 1943
File number : L/P&S/12/3935 Coll 30/194 30ff
Scope and contents :
includes: RAF report on the defence of Sharjah fort and Dubai landing area against tribal attacks and sabotage, with sketch map
416 (77)
Title: Defence of the Gulf: Qatar.
Dates: Aug 1938-Jan 1943
File number : L/P&S/12/3936 Coll 30/195 24ff
Scope and contents :
includes: RAF report on the defence of Qatar peninsula against tribal attacks and sabotage, with sketch map
416-417 (77-78)
Title: Defence of the Gulf: Muscat; war subsidy.
Dates: Aug 1938-Mar 1951
File number : L/P&S/12/3937 Coll 30/196 423ff
Scope and contents :
includes: RAF report on the defence of Muscat against tribal attacks and sabotage, with photographs of Muscat and Matrah harbours
417-422 (78-83)
Title: Trucial Coast: activities of United States Army Survey mission
Dates: Apr-Oct 1945.
File number : L/P&S/12/3967 Coll 30/223 9ff
422 (83)


BGS-4: Trade and communications, 1926-1949


Microfiche no.
Title: Air route to India: Arabian coast routes; proposals for route along the coast linking Basra and Karachi; lease of landing grounds and establishment of aerodromes.
Dates: Dec 1926-Jan 1934
File number : L/P&S/10/1205 File 595/1927 Pt 1 448ff
Scope and contents :
includes: maps showing proposed routes, boundaries and islands
423-432 (1-10)
Title: Air route to India: incident relating to petrol barge at Ras al-Khaimah; negotiations with ruler.
Dates: May 1930-Jun 1932
File number : L/P&S/10/1206 File 595/1927 Pt 3 150ff
432-435 (10-13)
Title: Air routes to India: Arabian coast route; negotiations with Arab Shaikhs.
Dates: Jul 1931-Dec 1932
File number : L/P&S/12/1955 Coll 5/10 389ff
435-443 (13-21)
Title: Air route to India: emergency landing ground at Qatar, May 1932-Jul 1934
File number : L/P&S/12/1956 Coll 5/11 166ff
Scope and contents :
includes: report on air reconnaissance of the Qatar peninsula with sketch map of the coastline and aerial photographs including coastal features, settlements and forts
443-445 (21-23)
Title: Air route to India: Arabian coast route; occasional landings at Kuwait; agreement between Shaikh of Kuwait and British Overseas Airways Corporation, Sep 1932-Oct 1948
File number : L/P&S/12/1961 Coll 5/16 268ff
Scope and contents :
includes: Kuwait Civil Air Agreement, May 1934
445-449 (23-27)
Title: Air route to India: Arabian coast route; landing grounds at Shinas, Kalba and Dibba, Arabian coast route
Dates: Apr 1932-Mar 1947
File number : L/P&S/12/1963 Coll 5/17 231ff
449-451 (27-29)
Title: Procedures for negotiating with Arab rulers in connection with air routes; emergency landing ground at Kalba, Oct 1932-Jan 1933
File number : L/P&S/12/3750 Coll 30/37 18ff
451-452 (29-30)
Title: Air routes to India: Arabian coast route; use of landing grounds by foreign aircraft, including Dutch KLM, Air France and Italian airlines, Aug 1932-Sep 1941
File number : L/P&S/12/1964 Coll 5/18 540ff
Notes: [NB f33 is missing]
452-458 (30-36)
Title: Air route to India: Arabian coast route; Sharjah rest-house, Jul 1932-Apr 1937
File number : L/P&S/12/1965 Coll 5/19 166ff
458-460 (36-38)
Title: Air routes to India: Arabian coast route; negotiations with Trucial Shaikhs; facilities for foreign aircraft; flights across Musandam Peninsula; future British policy on Trucial Coast; defence of Sharjah airport.
Dates: Feb 1932-May 1940
File number : L/P&S/12/1966 Coll 5/20 636ff
460-473 (38-51)
Title: Aircraft and aviation: purchase of small cabin aircraft by Shaikh of Kuwait, Nov 1932-Aug 1936
File number : L/P&S/12/1971 Coll 5/24 19ff
473 (51)
Title: Air routes to India: Arabian coast route; landing ground at Bahrain; Bahrain Civil Air Agreement, Sep 1932-Dec 1945
File number : L/P&S/12/1972 Coll 5/25 538ff
Scope and contents :
includes: chart of North East Coast of Bahrain island and approaches to Bahrain harbour and Khor Kaliya, surveyed by Lt-Commander D.H.Fryer and officers of H.M. Surveying Ship Ormonde, 1932
473-480 (51-58)
Title: Air routes to India: Arabian coast route; Dubai Air Agreement, Jun 1933-Dec 1946
File number : L/P&S/12/1978 Coll 5/28 458ff
480-486 (58-64)
Title: Air routes to India: Arabian coast route; additional facilities at Kuwait for RAF purposes; Bandar Shuwaikh site, Jan 1934-Oct 1939
File number : L/P&S/12/1979 Coll 5/29 149ff
486-488 (64-66)
Title: Air routes to India: Arabian coast route; procedure in connection with civil aerodromes; agreements between British government and local rulers; authorisations
Dates: Apr 1933-Sep 1939
File number : L/P&S/12/1980 Coll 5/30 387ff
488-492 (66-70)
Title: Air routes to India: Arabian coast route; prohibition of private flights, Jun 1933-Dec 1948
File number : L/P&S/12/1981 Coll 5/31 619ff
492-500 (70-78)
Title: Air routes to India: Arabian coast route; prohibition of private flights, Apr 1948-Apr 1949
File number : L/P&S/12/1982 Coll 5/31 [new style file] 12ff
500 (78)
Title: Air routes to India: Arabian coast route; possibility of establishing a landing ground on Das island, Jan-Mar 1934
File number : L/P&S/12/1983 Coll 5/32 6ff
500 (78)
Title: Air routes to India: Arabian coast route; landing ground at Gwadar; Muscat Civil Air Agreement, Mar 1933-Nov 1938
File number : L/P&S/12/1984 Coll 5/33 355ff
500-505 (78-83)
Title: Air routes to India: Arabian coast route; Muscat Civil Air Agreement; negotiations for new agreement; RAF facilities in Muscat, Salalah and Masirah aerodromes.
Dates: Mar 1945-Nov 1948
File number : L/P&S/12/1985 Coll 5/33 (2) 508ff
Scope and contents :
includes: Final Act of International Civil Aviation Conference, Chicago, December 1944
505-512 (83-90)
Title: Air routes to India: Arabian coast route; meteorological stations at Bahrain and Sharjah
Dates: Jul 1934-Oct 1948
File number : L/P&S/12/1986 Coll 5/34 52ff
512 (90)
Title: Persian Gulf air route: facilties at Sir Bani Yas island and Abu Dhabi.
Dates: Aug 1934-Jul 1935
File number : L/P&S/12/1990 Coll 5/36 114ff
512-514 (90-92)
Title: Air route to India: increasing frequency of Imperial Airways service, Dec 1934-Mar 1935
File number : L/P&S/12/1994 Coll 5/40 15ff
514 (92)
Title: Aircraft and aviation: RAF fuel barge at Ras al-Khaimah, Apr 1934-Aug 1935
File number : L/P&S/12/1995 Coll 5/41 13ff
514 (92)
Title: Air route to India: Sharjah Air Agreement and accommodation for BOAC; RAF and civil requirements, Mar 1943-May 1949
File number : L/P&S/12/2042 Coll 5/80 127ff
514-516 (92-94)
Title: Aircraft and aviation: facilities for United States Air Transport Corp at Bahrain and Sharjah, Nov 1943-Jul 1945
File number : L/P&S/12/2043 Coll 5/81 141ff
Scope and contents :
includes: sketch map showing approximate locations of Bahrain Oil Company's establishments and other important points, 1940
516-518 (94-96)
Title: Kuwait: proposal for motor route from Kuwait to Hayfa; Kuwait-Amman motor route; establishment of British right of way between Kuwait and Transjordan, Jul 1936-Jan 1941
File number : L/P&S/12/3864 Coll 30/130 203ff
Scope and contents :
includes: Report by Captain G.S. de Gaury, Political Agent, Kuwait, on reconnaissance of the Kuwait-Hayfa route and military report on the same route, January 1939
518-520 (96-98)
Title: Japanese trading activities in the Gulf, Jul 1933-Mar 1938
File number : L/P&S/12/3785 Coll 30/68 116ff
520-521 (98-99)
Title: Foreign shipping in the Gulf: inauguration of regular steamship service from Italy by Lloyd Triestino Company, Jan 1934-May 1935
File number : L/P&S/12/3789 Coll 30/72 51ff
521-522 (99-100)
Title: German activities in the Gulf; naval policy; Hansa Line, Jan 1934-Jan 1939
File number : L/P&S/12/3790 Coll 30/73 83ff
522-523 (100-101)
Title: Trade: reports on markets and trading possibilities in the Gulf, Aug 1930-Mar 1938
File number : L/P&S/12/3797 Coll 30/80 351ff
Scope and contents :
includes: Report on economic conditions in the Persian Gulf, by F.H.Gamble, Acting British Vice-Consul, Bushire, Department of Overseas Trade, October 1934
523-527 (101-105)
Title: Minerals on Abu Musa and Tunb islands: red oxide concessions, Apr 1934-Jul 1947
File number : L/P&S/12/3798 Coll 30/81 479ff
527-537 (105-115)
Title: Kuwait: import duties charged by Shaikh of Kuwait on goods arriving by sea, Feb 1934-Feb 1943
File number : L/P&S/12/3799 Coll 30/82 60ff
Scope and contents :
Also includes: copy of 1907 lease by Shaikh Mubarak Al Sabah of Bandar Shuwaikh lands
537-538 (115-116)
Title: Gypsum deposits in the Gulf, Sep 1935-May 1936
File number : L/P&S/12/3847 Coll 30/118 21ff
538 (116)
Title: Lights and buoys in the Gulf: buoying of approaches to Bahrain on behalf of Bahrain Petroleum Company, Nov 1933-Jun 1946
File number : L/P&S/12/3904 Coll 30/167 276ff
Scope and contents :
includes: sketch maps showing submarine pipe line, approaches to loading terminal and channel marking buoys
538-542 (116-120)
Title: Lights and buoys in the Gulf: proposed levy of light dues at Bahrain; upkeep of lights, Oct 1935-Aug 1947
File number : L/P&S/12/3905 Coll 30/168 286ff
542-545 (120-123)
Title: Lights and buoys in the Gulf: buoying of approaches to Ras Tanurah on behalf of California Arabian Standard Oil Company, with chart of buoys, May-Dec 1938
File number : L/P&S/12/3906 Coll 30/169 54ff
545-546 (123-124)
Title: Lighting and buoying: Kuwait, buoying of Kadhama channel, Jan 1936-Jun 1937
File number : L/P&S/12/3917 Coll 30/179 20ff
546 (124)
Title: Lighting and buoying: Kuwait, establishment of beacon on Kubbar island, Jun 1937-Mar 1941
File number : L/P&S/12/3918 Coll 30/180 18ff
546 (124)