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'File 10/3 III Qatar Oil Concession' [‎196r] (419/470)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (223 folios). It was created in 27 Jan 1934-24 Mar 1934. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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on the Jjl^OITTX^IiS of 3AUI)_I_ ARABIA , to accompany
two marked copies of the 1/4,000,000 map published at the
Survey of Sf^rpt for the Arab Bureau, September, 1916.
* ^rag-Baud1 Ar ab1 a.
'Hh.e frontier and the neutral zone at one part of it
are defined by a Protocol signed at 'Uqair on December 2,
19J?S W It has not been delimited and disputes have arisen
as to how certain places lie with ^rard to it,
2 a T ran s » Jordan /Saudi Arab ia,
(a) ^he frontier between '"'rans-Jordan and i^ejd is
defined in Article 1 of the Had da Agreement of November 2,
19 25, It has not been delimited,, Orave doubts have arisen
as to the accuracy of the map referred to in the Agreement
and the question of the effects of this is now under considera
tion in London,, It i s most important that nothing on the
subject should be disclosed until further notice to the
Saudi Goverment, who are already disposed to claim certain-
places which are also claimed by ''rans-Jordan.
(bj The frontier between Trans-Jordan and the Hejaz
is a de facto frontier only* The present position is
determined "by Letters (1) and If?) attached to the Treaty
of Jedda of May 20, 192^. Apart from the possibility
that, the question of the status of the Aqaba and Ma'an
districts may be reopened at some time by the Baudi
Government , the frontier is affected by doubts analogous
to those at owing to the inaccuracy of the maps used.

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The volume contains correspondence between 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 Bushire, the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. in Bahrain and the Secretary of State for India, on the Qatar oil concession, on the Southern boundary of Qatar and on the role of Ibn Saud in the negotiation.

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There is an index at the end of the volume ( folios 211-216).

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1 volume (223 folios)

The papers in this file are arranged in chronological order. There is an index at the end of the volume, on folios 211-216. The index is arranged chronologically and refers to documents within the volume; it gives brief description of the correspondence with a reference number, which refers back to that correspondence in the volume.

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The foliation is on top right-hand corner, starting on the first page of writing and finishing on the back cover. The numbering is in pencil, enclosed by a circle and starts with 1, then 115, 116A, 116B, 116C, then carries on until 221, which is the last number given. There is a second pagination on the top right corner, uncircled, starting on folio 22 (numbered 21) to folio 100 (numbered 99) and then from folio 116a (numbered 113) until folio 210 (numbered 207).

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 10/3 III Qatar Oil Concession' [‎196r] (419/470), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/412, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 18 September 2019]

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