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'File 82/27 VI (F 87) Qatar Oil' [‎190r] (398/454)

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The record is made up of 1 file (221 folios). It was created in 17 Jan 1935-30 Apr 1935. 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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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA. ^1*1
Department.
EXPRESS LETTER (AIR MAIL).
rvg,—This is an ORIGINAL message sent hy AIR MAIL which, provides a means of communication more
expeditions than the ordinary mail and is cheaper tfaan the telegraph. It is intended tb be treated,
on receipt, with the same expedition as if it hadht^i telegraphed. To save time and to chviate
formaliiies it u drafted in the form of a telegrim. i gt is authenticated by the signature of a
responsible officer o f the Department^
No. 322-3 Of 1936.^1*^.^
xxxxxx
26th april
W
36.
From
To
Repeated
Reference
xxxxxxxim
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. , Bushire.
Secretary of State for India, London.
Government of India, Simla.
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. , Bahrain.
,with a request
that the Arabic version of the enclosures
may be checked♦
/ii
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Subject ; Qatar Oil.
Reference correspondence ending with my telegram
No.372, dated the 22nd April 1936.
I enclose herewith drafts of the letters proposed
to be exchanged (with reference to the Agreement between
His Majesty's Government and the Anglo -Per s iun Oil Company)
with the Shaikh of Qatar in the event of the Commercial

Agreement being signed by him and approved by His Majesty's
2jt> Government. !Ehey are based on the Kuwait model#
2. It will be noticed that in the draft reply from the
Shaikh no mention has been made of the non-attachment of
these letters to the agreement, and of their non-publication.
This was inserted in the Kuwait correspondence at the special
request of the Shaikh. The Shaikh of ^atar has made no
such request. Should the Shaikh of Qatiir make a similar
request, and should His Majesty's Government have no
objection, a suitable paragraph will be added to the
(Signature)
Shaikh 1 s /
{Designation)

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The volume contains correspondence and telegrams between 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. at Bahrain 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. at Bushire, the Government of India, 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. in London and Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) representatives in regard to the negotiations with the Sheikh of Qatar, ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, for the oil concession.

The volume contains numerous draft agreements on the Qatar oil concession and also a 'Sketch map of Qatar Peninsula' (folio 22).

There are some letters in Arabic, to and from the Sheikh of Qatar.

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1 file (221 folios)
Arrangement

The documents in the volume are mostly arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the volume, (folios 210-214). The file notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the file; they give a brief description of the correspondence with reference numbers in red crayon, which refer back to that correspondence in the volume.

There is also a brief index at the beginning (f. 1v) indicating the main topics covered in the volume.

Physical characteristics

The main foliation is written in pencil, circled, and can be found 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. The numbering commences at the title page with 1 and 1A; then 2-21; 22 and 22A; 23-25; 26 is missing or omitted; 27-65; 66 and 66A; 67-127; 128, 128A and 128B and terminates at the last folio with 217. A second incomplete foliation sequence is present between ff. 29-160; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and can be found in the same position as the main sequence.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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