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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎88r] (190/520)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (252 folios). It was created in 1916-1934. 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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^ t/iiG negoti^tiono ^ioil uiiG i^ric/ikli qjqq. "tlicilj lvi^,jor HoliTiGSj
•,.vho would l)e useful on account of his local knowledge
una influence with the Sheikh, woula merely assist. He
would he well looked after by the A.P.O.C.
representative ana in any case the alternative to
hRJ or Holiiie s wou 1 d he an Anier ican.
k?. Laithv/ctite said that it would he necessary
to consiaer this question separately. It would,he
thought, he desirable that all negotiations at Koweit
should he conducted solely through 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. .
This procedure haa now heen laid down in Bahrein in
the negotiations between tne Bahrein Petroleuiii Go Hip any
•and the Anglo-Persian Oil Goinpany on the one hand and
the sneikh of Bahrein on the other, kr. Eraser said
tnat he hoped this proceaure woula not he insisted
upon in Qatar and Koweit. Indeed he thought that under
these conditions tiie sheikh of Koweit would reiuse to
negotiate for a concession at all. The A*I .C.G. would
of course gladly keep the political authorities fully
in touch with what was going on. Lr. Laitnwaite said
thect there was no 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 ^atar and that so
long as this was the case tnere could he no objection
I
to airect negotiations between trie A.P»0'#G. ^ana the
Siieikh, but he reminded ivir. eraser that this Vi/ould
also apply to any coiupetitor who appeared in ^at^r,
ana that we coula not discriminate in lavour the
A.P.O.G. In Koweit, where there was a 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. ,
the position was different and he d^a not ^e^ th^t
American interests could object so long as we aid not
discriminate against them. Direct negotiations might
lead to serious difficulty on certain points. He
reminded Lr. Praser tnat the Sheikh was not able to
grant/

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The papers in this volume date mostly from 1933-1934. The volume contains copies of 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. at Bahrain and the Secretary of State for India in London about oil concession in Qatar and the negotiations between the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) and the Sheikh of Qatar.

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There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 243-247).

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1 volume (252 folios)
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The items in the volume are arranged in chronological order from earliest to latest with earlier documents attached to the file. There is an index at the end of the volume, on folios 243-247. 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 starts on the first page of writing on the top right-hand corner and finishes on the back cover, on folio 252. Numbers are in pencil, circled. There is a second foliation in blue crayon first and then in black pencil on the top centre and then on the top right corner, uncircled, starting on folio 1 (numbered 1) to folio 26 (numbered 26) , then folio 27 (numbered 26a) to folio 47 (numbered 26v), folio 48 (numbered 27) ending on folio 242 (numbered 220).

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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