890b.6363 Gulf Oil Corporation/26: Telegram

The Chargé in Great Britain (Atherton) to the Secretary of State

84. Department’s 50, February 2, 2 [1] p.m. In informal conversation yesterday with Foreign Office I took occasion to refer to representations made by me as reported on top of page 3 of Embassy’s despatch 2482, December 29,5 and to point out that according to reports reaching me Anglo-Persian Oil Company geologists had [Page 7] recently arrived in Koweit having brought drilling machinery, et cetera, to carry on exploration work.

Despatch by pouch.6

  1. Ante, p. 4, paragraph beginning, “On December 29 Mr. Atherton saw Sir Lancelot Oliphant…”
  2. Not printed.