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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎90r] (194/520)

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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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anxiety 01 the A.P.O.C. thut nothing shoula, if
possiole, oe allowed to delay their negotiations at
^atar, ana a ok & cl wne uii 6 r tne De pci jftrne n t s concemed
coulu give an opinion aoout the revised A.P.O.C.
uiciit concession as soon as possible• He hoped, that
H.ivuGr., subject to any reasonudie cinianciiuents tiiat
might be agreed here, would feel acle to instruct
the Hesiaent to regard it with a favourable eye.
kr. Vvakely said that certain major points had
been raised which woula have to be carefully gone
into; Dut this would be done as expeditiously as
possiole. ^very eiiort would also be made to examine
tne revised draft Qatar concession without delay.
Tne amendments aesired by the Departments concerned
could then be discussed with Lr. x^raser by the
Petroleum Department and 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. . He wished
to repeat that it was the concern of H^vLG. to safe
guard the interests of the sheikhs; but that subject
to tills and to consiaer^tion of their own special
interests ana obligations in the Gulf they were
naturally anxious to give any assistance properly
possible to British concerns. Lr. Fraser expressed
the hope that all possible assistance would be given
to the A.P.O.O., and added that he was anxious that
the discussion which had taken place should be treated
as strictly confidential. This was agreed. It was
^Iso agreed that the Company shoula cable Mr.Chisholm
to give a copy of the revisea Qatar concession to 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. , Bahrein on his arrival there, and to
arrange that a copy should go by mail to 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. .
indli office.
13th December 19o3.

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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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