890b.6363 Gulf Oil Corporation/48
The Chargé in Great Britain (Atherton) to the Secretary of State
[Received March 31.]
Sir: I have the honor to refer to my telegram No. 112, March 18, 5 p.m.,8 regarding the Koweit Oil Concession, and to transmit herewith a complete copy of Sir Lancelot Oliphant’s note, a portion of [Page 9] which was telegraphed to the Department in my telegram No. 110, March 15, 1 p.m.9
There is also attached for the Department’s consideration a copy of a proposed informal reply from me.10 The London agent of the Gulf Company is most anxious that this note should be discussed by the State Department with the New York office and further gives his opinion that early action is important in view of the activities of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company in Koweit. If, as I understand, Sir John Simon will consider this case some time during the week of April 4th, I should be grateful if the Department would advise me by cable at as early a date as may be possible whether the text of the proposed note herewith appended is approved of.